Micro Laboratory Technician

At Premier Foods, we create the food the nation loves for modern life.

We’re one of Britain’s largest branded food companies, employing around 4,000 people in over 14 sites across the country, and supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain’s best-loved brands. Those brands include Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto and OXO stocks and gravies, Loyd Grossman and Sharwood’s cooking sauces, and Mr. Kipling cakes.

Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of British households bought one of our products last year.

Location Salary Function Closing date
Lifton Competitive Package Technical 8-8-2017

Job description

Micro Laboratory Technician
Based in Lifton, Devon.
We currently have a vacancy in the Technical Department for a Micro Laboratory Technician working in our Lifton site.
Key duties and responsibilities needed are………
  • Micro Lab: General laboratory duties, preparing and plating samples, plate reading and documenting
  • Making media
  • Maintaining a hygienic environment
  • Deputise for Micro Lab Supervisor
  • Inspect and release Raw Materials
  • Swabbing and obtaining factory samples
  • Booking in samples on database
  • Ordering (SAP)
  • Archiving
Experience and qualifications needed are………
  • Have good IT skills preferably with a knowledge of SAP
  • Work with minimal supervision  and effectively in a team environment
  • Have good communication skills
  • Work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience working in basic microbiology
  • An understanding of hygiene and quality standards is desirable.
  • Food Safety Level 3
  • Ongoing training will be given
  • Knowledge of the food industry

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