Microbiologist

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. Orangeburg, NY
Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI, Inc. provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. Encompassing 3 areas, our Healthcare, Sani Professional and Contract manufacturing divisions, we develop, manufacture and distribute leading edge products for North America and the world.

We have several locations across the US and are looking for new Associates to join our team!

POSITION PURPOSE

Part of the Quality Control department that evaluates raw materials, other supplies and the finished, packaged product and ensures compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices. Provides support to the operations and manufacturing departments to ensure safe and effective finished product release.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

Conducts routine microbiological testing and analysis for water; bulk pharmaceutical chemicals and drug products; collects samples; prepares standards/controls, media and sample solutions; and maintains appropriate records.

TESTING & ANALYSIS:

• Collects purified water samples from the various USP Purified Water Loops used to manufacture or test drug products
• Prepares media used in the microbiological testing of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, drug products and components.
• Perform growth promotion testing for purchased and prepared media
• Samples raw materials and/or finished products for microbial testing
• Performs microbiological testing on water, bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, drug products and components, finished products
• Collects environmental samples for microbiological analysis
• Conduct aseptic samplings for evaluation of compressed air and cleaning/sanitization processes
• Perform basic identification of microorganisms (Gram stain)
• Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the laboratory
• Prepares samples for shipment to outside contract laboratory for microbiological testing
• Performs related support activities and duties as assigned.

TECHNICAL:

• Follow all Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory requirements
• Perform laboratory tasks using general microbiological laboratory techniques and procedures
• Follow internal sampling methods and quality control systems
• Perform general mathematics (addition/subtraction/multiplication/division, dilutions, proportions, percentages)
• Utilize and understand computer applications and programs (Word, Excel, Office 365, LIMS)

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
1. Annual Goals and Objectives
2. Right first time Metrics
3. Training documentation
4. Qualification for performing test methods Requirements QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:
Bachelors degree in Biology or related science from an accredited college or university

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
• Be able to read, write and speak English
• Read and comprehend Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A minimum of 0-1 year of related laboratory work experience in a pharmaceutical environment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• Ability to multi-task and have good time management skills.
• Must have good communication and customer service skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS

REQUIRED PPE Incumbents in this class are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, lifting materials weighing up to 30 pounds, vision to monitor and moderate to loud noise levels. Incumbents may be exposed to or work with toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tolls and equipment. Work is performed in laboratory environment. Incumbents must be able to use personal protective equipment (e.g. respirators, gloves, etc)

INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected. They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions. Well-constructed job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
  • Please refer to the Company’s Substance Abuse Policy which protects the safety and well-being of all associates and potential associates.

 

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