Microbiology Technician


£20.84 - 20.84 per hour


Sector: Food & Drink
Function: Manufacturing
Contact: Dave Harris
Phone: 01384 446168
Job Ref: 67588

Job details

Do you have microbiology experience, and are you seeking a new job in Birmingham? Jonathan Lee Recruitment is helping a world leading food company find a Microbiology Technician, and the role comes with a contract rate of £20.84 per hour PAYE.  This role will require being on site full time in Birmingham. The length of contract will be 6 months from start date.

In this microbiology role, you will be responsible for delivering microbiological and food quality project programmes within a lab environment. You will support the QA lab and quality function.

Primary Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Carry out routine microbiological analysis of raw materials, WIP, and finished product to the agreed specifications and sampling rates.
  • Carry out duties with the highest regard for Health & Safety and contribute to the overall H&S culture within BV QA laboratory.
  • Ensure compliance to the Mondelez GLP standard.
  • Implementation and maintenance of the Environmental Sampling Programme (to include sampling and data analysis)
  • Basic maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Preparation of samples for analysis and the associated testing matrices (eg media preparation).
  • Accurate and timely results reporting in SAP (or external system for non-production samples).
  • Data analysis, results reporting and interpretation.
  • Participate in relevant QC and proficiency schemes.
  • Provide cover and assistance for other laboratory staff as required.
  • Assist the wider manufacturing quality department when required to support plant based GMP audits and external audits.

What you will bring

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, is effective using any form of media and on a 121 basis.
  • Excellent eye for detail and is meticulous in their approach to data collation and interpretation.
  • Good IT skills across a range of software packages
  • Good house keeping skills
  • Proactive in their approach to task and implementation of the job role expectations.
  • Comfortable working within a lab environment and willing to work in factory environment if required.
  • Proven ability to meet commitments in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing quality environment.
  • Flexible with respect to work hours
  • Demonstrate awareness, understanding & working practice of equality within the workplace.
  • Ability to maintain security & confidentiality.
  • English fluency (written and spoken).

Experience required

  • Educated to degree level or HND/HNC level in a microbiology related field.
  • Practical experience within a microbiology lab environment.
  • Practical knowledge of microbiological test methods and apparatus with a demonstrated ability to use your knowledge to positively affect laboratory activities.
  • A good understanding of GLP principles.
  • Auditing knowledge preferred.
  • Good IT skills across a range of software packages.

To apply for this position please send your CV to

Unfortunately we cannot progress candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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