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Plant Hygienist / Microbiologist

Closing: May 31, 2022

7 days remaining

Published: May 5, 2022 (19 days ago)

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Job Summary

  • Provides the technical expertise and leadership necessary to establish and maintain procedures in tracking environment, equipment, and personnel cleaning & sanitization processes.
  • Enforces and trains employees on the PZW Hygienic Design
  • Guidelines/checklist and GMP Polices.
  • Analyses, monitoring and reporting of microbiological and Chemical trends of water, margarine products, intermediate, raw materials, CIP and the environment as applicable and to drive improvement initiatives.

Dimensions:

  • Turnover of unit
  • Budget responsibility
  • Team Size
  • Other
  • Turnover (NNS) of £XXm
  • OP of £XXm
  • NWC of X%
  • Total department headcount is XX of whom X are direct reports

Principal Accountabilities

  • The key outputs of the job
  • List in priority order if possible, typically 8-10
  • NOT a task list
  • Any requirement for organizing & planning including own work and the allocation of resources
  • Typical decisions made and if they are advisory or directly responsible for the outcome.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed

Qualifications required to do the job:


  • B.Sc. or HND in Microbiology and Science Laboratory Technology Food would be preferable.
  • Be specific about the experience needed
  • Focus on type of experience not the time served
  • Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • At least 2 years work experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent Quantitative Analysis skills.

Job Context & Special Features:

  • Explain any special features or context in which the job operates
  • Detail any language or mobility requirements
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts easily.
  • Pay attention to minute detail.
  • Excellent planning, negotiating, and organizing skills.
  • Great physical health.


Responsibilities

Job Summary

  • Provides the technical expertise and leadership necessary to establish and maintain procedures in tracking environment, equipment, and personnel cleaning & sanitization processes.
  • Enforces and trains employees on the PZW Hygienic Design
  • Guidelines/checklist and GMP Polices.
  • Analyses, monitoring and reporting of microbiological and Chemical trends of water, margarine products, intermediate, raw materials, CIP and the environment as applicable and to drive improvement initiatives.

Dimensions:

  • Turnover of unit
  • Budget responsibility
  • Team Size
  • Other
  • Turnover (NNS) of £XXm
  • OP of £XXm
  • NWC of X%
  • Total department headcount is XX of whom X are direct reports

Principal Accountabilities

  • The key outputs of the job
  • List in priority order if possible, typically 8-10
  • NOT a task list
  • Any requirement for organizing & planning including own work and the allocation of resources
  • Typical decisions made and if they are advisory or directly responsible for the outcome.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed

Qualifications required to do the job:


  • B.Sc. or HND in Microbiology and Science Laboratory Technology Food would be preferable.
  • Be specific about the experience needed
  • Focus on type of experience not the time served
  • Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • At least 2 years work experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent Quantitative Analysis skills.

Job Context & Special Features:

  • Explain any special features or context in which the job operates
  • Detail any language or mobility requirements
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts easily.
  • Pay attention to minute detail.
  • Excellent planning, negotiating, and organizing skills.
  • Great physical health.


Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely analysis of sample to prevent production loss time and waste.
  • To make sure equipments are kept clean and to maintain a safe working environment by ensuring the work area is tidy and hazard -free.
  • Promptly document and communicate all analysis results to QA Manager and production.
  • Ensure that reagents are correctly labeled and prepared according to the standard procedures.
  • To analyze samples assigned using the group analytical methods and specification follow strictly the spelt out procedure specified for the parameter under analysis at all times.
  • To log in data of all analysis done in the appropriate book/sheets.
  • To take samples of raw and packaging material as instructed by the work instruction.
  • Conduct after CIP swap test and environmental microbial analysis for the plant
  • Ensure prompt escalation of any food safety related issues to any FSTM and FSTL.
  • Promotes product safety and hygiene awareness across the factory contributing to competence development of site professionals.
  • Performs Hygiene Audits according to the PZW Hygiene checklist.
  • Implement Hygienic requirements across site.
  • Identify, control, prevent and resolve microbiological concerns or issues that impact product quality.
  • Communicate and escalate any hygiene findings that impact production, employees, and inventory status.
  • Guide in the cleaning & sanitization procedures and training to ensure hygiene of equipment and utilities.
  • Engage with functional stakeholders-Engineering, Manufacturing, HR, Refinery, Admin, e.t.c to define functional Hygiene requirements.
  • Micro products testing and reporting, trouble shooting of micro and cross-contamination non-conformities to identify preventive and corrective actions.
  • Maintain hygiene program and trend results to drive hygienic improvements.
  • Monitor production water quality.

EMS, OHSMS and FSSC Responsibilities:

  • Implement and comply with EMS/FSSC/OHS requirements relating to environmental aspects and impacts and other policies, procedures and /or regulations applicable to assigned jobs
  • Understand and apply the intent of the EMS/FSSC/OHS policy and requirements to assigned jobs
  • Understand roles, responsibilities, and the importance of conformity to the EMS/FSSC/OHS requirements.
  • Understand the significant environmental aspects and related actual or potential impacts associated with their work, and the environmental benefits of improved personal performance
  • Understand the potential consequences of departure from specified OHS procedures or legal requirements.
  • Ensure prompt escalation (adequate communication) of any food safety related issues to any FSTM, FSTL and or next line of reporting manager.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Peer Relationships
  • Attach organization chart showing manager and direct reports as well as peers
  • Reports to QA Manager
  • Peers: Quality Analyst and Laboratory Analyst (Chemical)

Internal & External Relationships:

  • Identify the most significant ones
  • Attach a preferred suppliers list if available
  • Detail which networks the jobholder will be part of e.g. finance, category
  • Production team.
  • Logistics team.


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