Posted on: September 24, 2022
Apply expertise in quality assurance and microbiology to the
facility manufacturing processes and microbiology lab to result in
conformance to FDA Cosmetic guidelines and current Good
The incumbent aids in the development and implementation of quality
systems, processes and procedures consistent to meet FDA regulatory
and corporate guidelines.
The incumbent is part of a high-performance team and is accountable
to perform the required tasks assigned to this position.
Duties include, but are not limited to reading out finished
product, water, and raw materials, additional micro testing if
needed, and release of finished product in SAP.
Tasks outside the lab include updating the quality board on each
Incumbent must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Day to day this person will be reading plates, testing raw
materials, water testing and Identifications of organisms.
Assisting in lab investigations and supporting the initiation of
Trouble shoot issues.
Fully committed to the health and safety of all employees under his
direction which promotes and supports occupational safety and
industrial hygiene and to manage in a manner that seeks to
eliminate injuries and illnesses.
Provide leadership to institutionalize World Class Manufacturing to
accomplish mill and Supply Chain objectives in conjunction with the
Baby Care business plan to achieve manufacturing excellence.
Control the operation of the Maumelle facility to achieve targeted
Key Performance Indicator results in the nine accountability areas
of: Safety, Housekeeping, Human Resources, Quality, Cost, Raw
Materials, Customer Service, and Corporate Ethics.
Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner. Practice
procedures that meet safety codes, policies and guidelines.
Provide for the safety and wellbeing of all facility colleagues.
Place an emphasis on consumer safety by ensuring that all products
meet product safety requirements.
Provide expertise in conducting microbiological testing and release
of finished products, raw materials, manufacturing processes and
Provide technical expertise in practicing methods and means for
maintaining sanitary manufacturing equipment and assist in
development of effective and innovative microbiological
Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized for microbiological
Coach team members and customers regarding statistics, process
control and preventative quality management for continuous
improvement in both existing and emerging manufacturing sites.
Maintain security and documentation to ensure the retrieval of data
and protection of proprietary information.
Document results and report as required by KC policy to ensure
effective communication and provide the necessary FDA and legal
Communicate fully with superior, subordinates and others who have
the need to know.
Communications should be prompt, complete, candid and clear.
Contribute to an environment in which all team members are
respected regardless of their individual differences and are
motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions
to achieve desired business results.
Assist and recommend the development, implementation and validation
of product quality testing procedures.
Assist in the development an informational database for identifying
microorganisms with significance to product quality.
Continuously focus on product quality improvement.
Support the business in moving from an Appraisal to Prevention mode
of product quality assurance.
Bachelor's degree in biology, Microbiology, or a related scientific
discipline, with at least 2 years of industrial microbiology lab or
sanitarian experience including food/dairy, cosmetic/OTC drug,
pharmaceutical, medical device.
Understanding of Good Lab Practices, environmental monitoring, and
trending of data.
Must be able to flex to support a 7day operation, as circumstance
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience using LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) or
similar Micro Lab software system will be considered a plus.
Excellent Microsoft based computer skills in Microsoft Office to
complete and update detailed reports, create pivot tables, etc.
This position requires knowledge and ability typically associated
with a bachelor's degree in microbiology/Bacteriology/Natural
Graduate students of Microbiology may apply.
Technical skills will include ETQ experience is preferred, SAP
Office proficiency required.
As an equal opportunity employer, ICONMA prides itself on creating
an employment environment that supports and encourages the
abilities of all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age,
sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability.
Keywords: ICONMA, Little Rock , Microbiologist, Other , Maumelle, Arkansas
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