Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • FSQA Microbiology Technician

    Job Locations US-MO-Joplin
    Posted Date 6 days ago(5/17/2018 12:01 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1453
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Field
    Production Management
    Targeted Job Start Date
    5/28/2018
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    First Shift
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the FSQA Manager or Supervisor, the Microbiology Technician (Micro Tech) conducts microbiological analyses to verify sanitary operating conditions and to assure the safety and quality of the manufacturing environment and finished product. The Micro Tech also provides technical assistance on all matters related to the bacteriological analysis of products and materials, microbiological investigations and interpretation of analytical results as well as implementation of Ajinomoto Windsor microbiological procedures.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs microbiological tests as required and provides the technological knowledge and skills necessary to the implementation and maintenance of bacteriological testing and quality assurance programs.
    • Collects environmental, ingredient and finished product samples for bacteriological testing as needed.
    • Maintains a current and comprehensive knowledge of microbiological testing and analysis procedures.
    • Conducts or assists with raw material/ingredient hazard analysis and risk assessments that may require microbial analysis, Certificates of Analysis and/or export certification.
    • May inspect equipment and facilities for cleaning deficiencies and other food safety issues.
    • Will participate on the positive swab investigative team as the leader, investigator or swab tech. Will maintain all records required for investigations.
    • Assists in the training or instruction of laboratory personnel, and monitors assigned bacteriological tests.
    • Responsible for the proper maintenance and operation of all bacteriological equipment, Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) and maintaining laboratory in a clean, sanitary and unadulterated state at all times.
    • Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports and keeps leadership advised on all technical matters within the facility pertaining to microbiological procedures, bacteriological analyses reports, etc.
    • Responsible for updating and maintaining the laboratory manual with all current policies and procedures, including the environmental site program. Maintains familiarity with all related Corporate FSQA policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for communicating with outside analytical laboratories.
    • Responsible for ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies, and establishing necessary budget for annual supplies.
    • Follows all facility safety rules and regulations, FSQA programs, and regulatory requirements.
    • Performs work within company standards and efficiencies.
    • Performs all other work as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • A B.S. degree in Microbiology or Food Technology, Food Science or its equivalent is required.
    • Sufficiently broad experience in food manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Assurance and/or food plant production operations, processes, and policies to permit execution of assigned duties is strongly desired. Limited food manufacturing experience combined with an appropriate college degree may be considered.
    • Certifications such as HACCP, SQF, or through ASQ and other professional quality associations are helpful.
    • Good eyesight is required in order to read micro results and complete pre-operational inspection.
    • Complete understanding of Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., micro lab process is strongly desired.

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