Plant Microbiologist – Cavan – 9 month Contract | Collins McNicholas

Plant Microbiologist – Cavan – 9 month Contract

  • Reference: SJ43882
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Cavan, Monaghan, Westmeath
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Our client, a leading company in Cavan, is seeking a Plant Microbiologist for an initial 9 month contract.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • He/she will be responsible for developing, reviewing and delivering the Plant cGMP Hygiene Training. 


  • This function will have the responsibility to maintain and review the plant Pest Control Programme.


  • This role will actively participate in plant auditing programme especially in the area of cGMP and micro control.   He/She will actively participate in the plant HACCP team providing clear and valuable contribution with regard to Microbiology and appropriate controls needed.


  • The function will carry out general Laboratory Management duties ensuring adherence to GLP and aseptic techniques. 


  • Assist other departments in identification of products and processes that may help overall hygiene improvements.


  • Co-ordination, maintenance and reporting of plant environmental programme to management.


  • Expected to ensure micro technology is reviewed against best practice and research possibility of rapid test methods suitable for use.


  • Continuous research activities including contact with regulatory AISD, AIQA and Ross DQA.


  • This function is responsible for developing and maintaining the plant swabbing programme.


  • The Plant Microbiologist will ensure all laboratory equipment is calibrated and serviced as required. 


  • He/she will be responsible for preparing and reporting metrics to the plant and trending results.


  • The Plant Microbiologist is also responsible for monitoring Exception reports and ensuring root cause analysis is identified. 


  • This Job function will change where update procedures to cGMP, EHS, Technical / New Equipment, Quality Procedures & SOP’s are made.


  • This list of responsibilities may change depending on plant needs and employees are expected to be adaptable and flexible were this need arises. 


  • This function will cover Laboratory Manager duties as the need arises.




  • Strong understanding of compliance and quality standards.


  • Very good understanding of the microbiological techniques & methods used.


  • Very good knowledge of the plant and all swabbing locations.


  • Very good interpersonal skills


Education Required:


  • Degree level education or equivalent, three years manufacturing experience in a quality assurance function within a regulated environment, excellent interpersonal and computer skills and the ability to work as an effective member of a high performance team. Degree in Microbiology or equivalent.


Shift:  Day Shift


For further details, please contact Colin Byrne on 071-9142411 or email

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