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6 months ago
Location: Neath
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Water Engineering
Category: Inspection Jobs
Quality Control Microbiologist

Job Description

To conduct microbiological analysis, document results and trends and recommend corrective actions where required. To provide quality control / assurance support with respect to the company’s activities regarding hygienic practices.

Ensure that Quality policies, procedures and standards are followed throughout the micro laboratory and during microbial analysis Lead the regular and structured analysis of microbiological data Drive quality improvements based on data insights Support ISO 9001 , IMS, GMP compliance and other standards as applicable To ensure high level of positive engagement within team​​


Implement SHE standards and raise issues to SHE Manager when needed

Ensure the safety, health and environment compliance of personnel completing the site quality procedures


Approval, rejection of starting materials, packaging materials and finished product

Ensure necessary testing is conducted, records documented and retained

Approval of specifications, sampling instructions, test methods and other quality control procedures​

​Ensuring qualifications and validations of laboratory equipment

Approval and monitoring of contract analysis (3rd party)


Integrate quality control and quality assurance processes to deliver the best quality product

Work with procurement to implement plans to ensure and improve quality from raw and packing materials

​Support and implement Site Man Ex Programme, driving savings through improved quality

​Support effective management of Quality budget


Role model behavioural standards for team as defined in 5E leadership model

Support development of site quality training programme

Core Activities

* Sterility testing and analysis of irradiated and sterile filled finished product including the completion of appropriate documentation

* To manage the process of starting materials, packaging materials and finished product (approvals and rejections where necessary)

* To manage, document and record the testing process and take corrective actions where required

* Liaise with other organisational functions to strongly communicate requirements and ensure goals are achieved with regards to hygiene on site

* General tidiness of the laboratory to ensure compliance with GLP/GMP maintaining lab equipment, glassware and laboratory chemical stocks ensuring delays in testing

* Performing routine monitoring of water system, TOC, conductivity, chemical testing and microbiological sampling both on purified and WFI systems

* Preparation of in-house prepared agars and broths

* Ensure micro laboratory waste decontamination and safe disposal

* Maintaining and updating paperwork associated with laboratory activities ensuring smooth running of QC functions: i.e-specifications, methods and production documents

* Development and transfer of methods in line with ECOLAB and regulatory requirements

* Endotoxin testing and results analysis

* Train and develop associates on plant hygienic standards

Experience Required

Internal candidate:

-Previous experience of microbiology

-Degree in microbiology

External candidate:

– local language

– degree in microbiology

– minimum 4 years relevant industrial experience where you have demonstrated the above skills

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

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