Position Overview: Performs defined quality control microbiological procedures. Tests and evaluates raw materials, bulk, package components, finished goods, and special samples as required.
- Ensures compliance with current procedures, specifications and methods. Works in compliance with GMPs and L’Oreal requirements
- Maintains accurate records of test results and issues reports as required
- Performs and/or manages air, water, and environmental sampling
- Performs and/or manages microorganism identification on environmental, water and product isolates
- Perform or manage with outside lab media growth promotion testing
- Participates/initiate in investigations following non-conformances and may follow up with suppliers and/or unit production (UP) when applicable.
- Carries out relevant preparation, calibration and validation on reagents and/or equipment where appropriate.
- Maintain accurate records on all isolates
- Performs and/or manages preservative efficacy testing with outside laboratory as appropriate and recording of results
- Responsible for alerting senior member of management of potential problems in the areas of quality control
- May be asked to lead or participate on various quality initiatives or projects.
- Responsible for validating and maintaining the formulas to be tested using the D-count.
- Trouble shooting issues with the D-Count and contact the supplier as needed
Educational or Certification Requirements:
- Degree in Microbiology or a science degree with microbiology course work with 3 years experience
- Position requires the application of good aseptic technique during testing of samples and the ability to perform investigations of contamination issues as the need arises.
- Computer skills, to include experience with spreadsheets, presentations, and database management.
- Experience with SAP a plus.
- Good knowledge of GMP/ISO requirements.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Analytical and problem solving skills
Tools and Equipment Used in Job/Environmental Factors:
- Must wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Knowledge of and ability to use relevant laboratory tools and equipment.
- Visual/auditory acuity required to operate equipment and see/hear warning alarms.
- Must work well in a fast paced environment and be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Quality/Lab Experience.
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