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Quality Control Associate Microbio

Posted: 17 Jun 2021 Closes: 17 Jul 2021
Malle, Belgium Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1967484713

Location: Malle, Belgium

Contract type: Full Time(flexible to do shifts when necessary early – late - night)

People Leader: Quality manager

Function:Quality - Supply Chain

About us:

We are the people behind method + ecover. We’ve always done things differently – we’re fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We started small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colourful place. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.

Let’s get one thing straight – you’re not coming here to just sell soap, or cleaning products. You’re joining us to move the hearts, souls and minds of others all over the world that see the world differently. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously – but not ourselves.

Alongside our friends Mrs Meyers and Babyganics, we are collectively known as Lifestyle Brands and are part of the SC Johnson family.

What’s the role?

Responsibilities :
  • Perform microbiological testing of water, blends, and finished product for product approval and release according to SOP.
  • ATP + Swab control of blending and filling equipment
  • Support implementation and roll out of Global Quality Standards.
  • Record Keeping and Reporting in SAP. Provide product release notification in SAP transactions.
  • Support the Q-team and implement a plant Microbiological Control Program.
  • Maintain lab equipment and calibrations compared to a known standard to ensure the measurement accuracy.
  • Complete Failure Investigations and accurately detail Out of Specification results. Provide support to facilities to resolve nonconformance issues and identify corrective and preventative actions.
  • Validation & Verification. Involves performing laboratory tests to verify that a particular instrument, or measurement technique is working properly and the correct operation of equipment or a process according to its stated operating specifications
  • Identify any deficiencies or opportunities for improvement in the laboratory based on the standards set forth and notify quality manager
  • 5S as a workplace organization method that uses the concept of "Sort", "Straighten", "Shine", "Standardize" and "Sustain"
  • Train and mentor plant teams
  • Train a back-up to cover holidays and absence.
  • Act as back-up Quality inspector (line control + blending / filling quality control on standard parameters)

Experience you’ll bring :
  • The technical subject matter expert in charge of the lab must have at minimum a college degree in Microbiology or equivalent discipline with previous relevant working knowledge.
  • Proven knowledge of Microbiology, validations, GMP, and instrumentation
  • Basic laboratory safety knowledge and chemical waste disposal
  • Basic lab operations
  • Software: SAP
  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques and biosafety.
  • Familiarity with the preparation and sterilization of microbiological media stock solutions needed to perform tests.
  • Knowledge of basic procedures performed in each area of the Microbiology Section.
  • Cosmetic GMP

Super powers you’ll bring:
  • You’re able to get things done ‘and get dirty’ through an action-results driven and positive mindset.
  • Ability to make decisions and communicate effectively to stakeholders
  • You’re great at building, maintaining relationships and keep people informed every step of the way.
  • Communication - Speaks and writes optimally and keeps people up to date with information..
  • You’re able to think outside the box, are solutions driven and stimulate other to continuously improve.
  • You’re willing to work in shifts from time to time (early, late, night shift) in function of Cleaning validation & verification of blending en filling.
  • You have a strong attention to detail and have great analytical skills
  • You’re able to explain technical stuff in easy to understand language for everyone
  • Language : Dutch, English

What’s in it for you?

• Competitive pay & benefits
• ‘Build your own’ learning programme
• Free breakfast & snacks
• 20 days annual holiday & 12 ADV days
• Pension, Life cover & Health Insurance

If you would like more information about this role, please email us at and ask for the full job description.

It’s a big, beautiful, colourful world out there and we should celebrate that. That’s why we’re working hard to be a fully diverse and inclusive place to work. Every day we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, listened to, supported and where we can do our best work. Sure, there’s always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers and community, we can make everyone welcome.

If you have a disability that prevents you from following our online application process, please contact us on the email address above so we can provide an alternative way for you to apply.We are happy to make adjustments to our hiring process to ensure we are accessible to everyone – please let us know what we can do to support you.
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