Microbiologist – 18 Month Term

  • Location: Southport, Manitoba
  • Type: Exec | Professional
  • Job #19521

MICROBIOLOGIST – 18 Month Term (Portage la Prairie, Manitoba | Workplace Type: On-site)

Are you looking to further your microbiology career with one of Canada's leading natural and organic food producers? 

Here is an excellent opportunity to join the team at Roquette Canada in Portage la Prairie. Roquette Canada was selected and recognized as one of Manitoba's top employers (2022). 

As the Microbiologist, you will schedule and perform all biological analyses and deliver solutions for testing. Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, you will ensure that the testing process and the laboratory environment comply with all regulatory and industry standards.

* Test raw material and finished pea products as per the quality control plan
* Ensure proper chain of custody for all materials and samples following laboratory procedures
* Communicate out-of-specification (OOS) issues to the Laboratory Manager for immediate corrective action
* Confirm laboratory testing is done for the positive release program and generate a certificate of analysis using SAP/LIMS
* Monitor laboratory equipment and ensure required calibration and preventative maintenance work is completed
* Follow Roquette's safety standards for pathogen and non-pathogen testing
* Assist Laboratory Manager in developing a stability testing program
* Participate in quality audits and certification (e.g., ISO 9001, FSSC 22000)

* Post-secondary education in microbiology or a related field
* 1 to 3 years of experience working in a regulated microbiology lab
* Experience in the identification of food and microorganisms
* Experience with light microscopy and proficiency with microbiological lab equipment
* The ability to investigate and report on specification-results through an SAP system
* History reporting results electronically via an ERP or database format is preferred
* Knowledge of ISO standards related to microbiological testing would be an asset

Send a resume (quoting job number 19521) to RHAE REDEKOP, Executive & Professional Recruitment Consultant at [email protected] or call 204.926.3502

* A $600M plant – the largest facility of its kind in the world
* A global leader in plant-based ingredients 
* Modern technology and equipment
* Opportunities for professional development

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