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Microbiology Specialist

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15 Jun 2023

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Laboratory Services
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Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 24,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,700 British farmers. The Müller brand is ranked at No.7 in The Grocer s Top 100 list of Britain s Biggest Brands, and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK. Müller has been a loved brand in the UK for over 30 years. It s a household name and it continues to grow as we invest to make and market an ever–great range of fantastic dairy products. We are within the top 20 in The Grocer s Top 100 list of Britain s Biggest Brands and our products are picked from shelves millions of times every year. We pride ourselves on offering support to help develop your knowledge and skills. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within an entrepreneurial, progressive and vibrant family run business that that offers financial rewards and resources, including contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme. We are recruiting for a Microbiology Specialist at our site in Telford, Shropshire. Microbiology Specialist Role Overview: Opportunity to join the Quality team in a fast–paced environment on a 4 on 4 shift pattern (days) in the Microbiology Lab, as a Microbiology Specialist. Role & Responsibilities Reporting into the Micro & Compliance Leader, you will be part of a small team, whose remit is to ensure to Microbiological Safety of our products at all times. Carrying out Microbiological analysis of samples from Raw materials through to Finished Goods, ensuring all out of spec results are retested, and actioned. Scheduled analysis of air, water etc used within the factory processes, and laboratory environmental monitoring Set up, reading, and training of the lab s rapid Yeast & Mould detection system, and species identification system. Work Cross–functionally with Chemistry lab and Production/ Process departments when out of spec results are encountered, and prompting & supporting Quality investigations/ Root cause analysis Isolation of sub–standard materials/ finished goods to ensure only the highest Quality product enters the consumer market, closing the loop from hold/ isolation through to disposal/ release Provides expertise during microbiological investigations, supporting the factory by being a part of the problem solving team Ensuring all required information is entered onto SAP/ on paperwork, and filed to satisfy CLAS standards Conduct bench–practice internal audits, to meet CLAS requirements Perform Lab admin and housekeeping duties, including pipette and pH meter calibrations as required Provides Micro training to new starters, and coaches Operations on Micro related topics Aids in the validation and verification of new methods used within the laboratories Ensures Health & Safety requirements are met at all times, and actively contribute towards completion of the laboratory s H&S toolbox compliance. The ideal Candidate: Previous experience of working in a Microbiology laboratory Team player with the ability to make decisions based on data Able to communicate and influence at all levels Able to work at a fast pace, and prioritise workload Attention to detail and ability to follow written procedure Basic computer skills Benefits: As well as the excellent company benefits provided, you will be provided with training in Food Hygiene and Internal Auditing, as well as RCA, Chemical Awareness, and opportunity to join the Site HACCP team via HACCP Level 3 training, if desired Grading system in place within the team to allow for progression The Process: If you have the necessary skills and experience and are interested in applying for the role of Microbiology Specialist, please apply via: (url removed)

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