Microbiology Technician

Recruiter
Techsearch
Location
High Wycombe
Salary
£18000 - £23000/annum
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Techsearch, a division of Staffline are pleased to be recruiting for a fast growing and successful multi-site food manufacturing company, due to company expansion there is an immediate requirement for a Microbiology Technician to join the technical team.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

* To perform challenge testing of products including:

* Culture preparation
* Sample preparation
* Inoculation
* Microbiological analysis
* Plate counting
* Data review

* To perform product profiling - pH and water activity analysis for microbiological risk assessment.
* To partake in appropriate, timely and effective response to any microbial food safety issues.
* To perform all duties in accordance with ISO 17025 principles.
* To perform all necessary housekeeping functions and other general duties as required.
* To work within the company H&S requirements.

KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year experience in a UKAS accredited Food/Water Microbiology laboratory, operating at least to a Technician level and will have a working knowledge of all functions including:

* LIMS and sample log in
* Sample preparation and dilution
* Media plating
* Plate reading and reporting
* Product profiling - pH and water activity analysis
* Confirmation tests and pathogen detection tests
* Media preparation
* Culture maintenance and preparation
* Challenge testing including culture/sample preparation and inoculation techniques
*

Salary: £18,000 - £23,000

If this role is of interest to you please apply