Función del empleo: Quality

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: North Little Rock, AR

País: USA

Job Title:          Plant Hygienist

Division:           L’Oreal Operations

Location:          North Little Rock, AR 

Reports To:       Manager – Hygiene 

Who We Are: 

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beautyin terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity. 

At L'Oréal Operations, we create innovative, inclusive, and sustainable beauty together with our business partners by designing, developing, sourcing, manufacturing, and distributing over 6 billion products globally every year. We support over 36 brands across four L’Oréal divisions. We are consumer-oriented, and we act responsibly all along the value chain. 

What You Will Do:

The Plant Hygienist position provides assurance that all facets of hygiene including: cleaning processes, systems, equipment, personnel/training that are used in manufacturing operations are at the highest level of efficacy, efficiency, and conformance to all procedures and regulations both internally and externally. Additionally, the hygiene role supports the plant by ensuring that the hygiene controls in place are making their maximum contribution to overall quality, manufacturing, environmental and all other applicable goals of the plant and organization.  The Plant Hygienist also contributes to the Quality Assurance group by maintaining programs vital to the overall compliance to regulatory bodies and ISO standards.

What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Science related field  (preferable Chemical Engineering);
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment working with processing equipment and chemicals
  • Working knowledge of CGMP and ISO9001 standards.
  • Computer Skills and programs:  Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint – Required) (Project – desired)
  • Industrial microbiology knowledge
  • Performance of risk analysis
  • This summary describes the general nature of work to be performed and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of an incumbent in this position. 

 Key Job Accountabilities: 

 Responsibilities are not limited to the below listing.


  • Develop and Maintain Site Cleaning and Sanitization Master Plan.
  • Work with Research and Development, Pilot (US and France) to ensure efficiency of cleaning recipes;
  • Collaborate with other hygienists to develop best practices for cleaning and sanitization.
  • Develop cleaning and sanitization work instructions for production equipment in compliance with DGO standards.  Update existing instructions as needed.
  • Execute validations of all manufacturing cleaning and sanitization work instructions using DGO guidelines.
  • Develop and/or Participate in continuous improvement projects to aid in the reduction of water usage, chemical sanitization etc..
  • Collaborate with cross functional team on all Out of Specification microbiological issues.
  • Set up and maintain Clean in Place recipes in processing equipment
  • Accountable as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for internal and external audits


  • Provide guidance to the Units of Production during design phase when purchasing new equipment with regards to cleaning and sanitization requirements.
  • Provide guidance to hygienic design of equipment for product contact surfaces.
  • Provide training as SME to engineers on hygienic design of equipment.


  • Maintain chemical hygiene plan compliance
  • Provide training to applicable employees.
  • Accountable as SME for internal and external audits


  • Perform quarterly review of RO water distribution system
    • Micro testing results
    • TOC testing result
    • Facility monitoring checklists
    • Maintain data in accessible database
  • Participate as quality SME for change management to the system
  • Accountable as SME for internal and external audits


  • Review new formulations and provide risk analysis to determine:
  • If cleaning validation is required.
  • Eligibility for back to back processing and/or filling program


  • Execute weekly environmental monitoring of manufacturing facility
  • Provide trending reports of results
  • Review facility temperature and humidity monitoring monthly reports
  • Responsible for providing quality risk analysis and investigations for any Out of Trend environmental results. 
  • Responsible for the implementation of solutions and corrective actions.
  • Escalate issues to management
  • Accountable as SME for internal and external audits


  • Maintain compliance to Corporate (DGO) back to back (B2B) program
  • Perform analysis on formulations for inclusion into the program
  • Write and execute protocols for B2B validations
  • Ensure adherence through internal auditing


  • Maintain and monitor pest control program
    • Review reports
    • Escalate issues to management.
    • Provide risk assessment for Out of Trend results
    • Contact person for service provider
    • Ensure adherence to contract and DGO requirements.
  • Accountable as SME for internal and external audits.


  • Perform internal audits as directed
  • Conduct general CGMP training as directed
  • Perform special projects
  • Active engagement in Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality (SHEQ) special events.
  • Ensure compliance to all applicable Regulatory, Corporate and Internal requirements with regards to the above mentioned functions.
  • Active participation in all required SHEQ programs.  Including but not limited to MESUR, SIO, QIO.

Competencies Required:

  • Entrepreneurially spirited; strong work ethic and customer driven
  • Flexibility and adaptability in an evolving business environment
  • Strong analytical & organizational skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proven ability in building professional relationships, strong interpersonal and communication skills

Technical / Professional

  • Ability to compose technical documents
  • Ability to communicate scientific information in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
  • Must be able to interact effectively – both internally and externally   
  • Ability to manage in complex situation often needing to deliver innovative results. 
  • Must be willing to travel overnight
  • Demonstrated success in persuasion, influence and negotiation skills
  • Results Oriented
  • Industry Specific Knowledge a plus

What’s In It For You:

  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs 

To learn more about L’Oréal’s commitment to sustainability, please click HERE 

Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Our Safe Together Plan: Your safety is our highest priority. We will proceed with caution and adhere to enhanced protection standards to ensure our sites are safe for all employees. We must all operate with the shared responsibility for each other.

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