Nestle Waters North America Microbiologist - Seasonal in Framingham, Massachusetts
As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestl Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed. Nestl Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestl . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers. JOB TITLE: Microbiologist Seasonal Part-Time JOB SUMMARYQualified candidate will possess a minimum BS/BA degree in Microbiology or related field with coursework in microbiology or a minimum of 2 years previous laboratory experience, preferably in a food or beverage processing operation. Experience with media preparation, plating and aseptic technique is essential. Experience with GC and IC analysis is a plus. Accurate record keeping, attention to detail and organizational skills are necessary, as is the desire to work in a fast -paced manufacturing environmentThe position requires work in the quality assurance microbiology laboratoryDESCRIPTION (RESPONSIBLILITIES/DUTIES) Microbiological sampling, preparation and analysis. Sample shipment for outside analysis. General water sampling and finished product audits. Document quality tracking and other data using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word. Maintaining multiple areas and detail cleaning. Autoclaving of all media waste, funnels and buffers Collection and running of FDA samples. Corporate Microbiology Databases. Positive checks on ordered and prepared media. Retrieval and testing of customer complaints. Microbiology proficiency test. Maintain safe work environment and support safety programs. Assist with consumer complaint processing, reporting, and analysis for all aspects of the plant. Assist with all plant Quality initiatives and projects as needed. Perform microbiological testing on in-process, finished product and spring samples.
Qualifications REQUIREMENTS Safety conscious (Job requires handling chemicals and pressurized water). Strong communication and organizational skills (written and verbal). Working knowledge of Word and Excel. Must be team oriented and very flexible. Hygienic practices. Strong background in quality systems. Knowledge of microbiological testing, computer/database skills, or demonstrated ability to learn. Understanding of line processes and testing procedures. Nestl Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl Waters?
The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
Category: Food Safety, Nestle Waters