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Microbiologist

Company: POM Wonderful
Location: Del Rey
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

Here's what we bring to the table:

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (with 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental, and 401k with match eligibility
  • Access to fully Equipped On-site Gym
  • On-site subsidized Cafe
  • Wonderful Giving () -- allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
  • Work-Life balance

    POM Wonderful is the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States as well as the worldwide leader in fresh California pomegranates and pomegranate-based products, including our 100% pomegranate juices, teas and innovative juice blends sold in the iconic double-bubble bottle. With nearly two million pomegranate trees in Central California, we grow, handpick and juice our own pomegranates to ensure the highest quality. By managing the entire production process from tree to bottle, POM Wonderful guarantees that our products come from only one source--100% California-grown POM Wonderful pomegranates. Sold throughout the world and in the vast majority of North American retailers, our selection of products includes pomegranate-based juices and teas, fresh fruit when in season, and fresh arils, as well as industrial products such as juice concentrate and pomegranate extract.

    POM Wonderful is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4.6 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company's 10,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, almonds, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company's market share: Wonderful Pistachios-- is America's No. 1 tree nut brand and America's fastest-growing snack; Wonderful-- Halos-- is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful-- is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI-- Water is America's No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand; JUSTIN-- Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California; and Teleflora-- is the world's leading floral delivery service.

    The Wonderful Company's connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back in its DNA. The company has a longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $400 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $50 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $100 million toward the construction of two charter school campuses in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

    To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values, visit , or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To view the current Corporate Social Responsibility report, visit

    POM Wonderful is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

    Please click here to view our Privacy Notice.

    Job Description

    The Microbiologist is responsible for sample collecting and testing for Environmental and Water Monitoring Programs, and specific projects. Conduct daily in-house micro testing for finished goods. Provide technical support/resource for quality assurance personnel, production and other plant departments. Co-ordinate and follow up on all outside laboratory testing programs.

    Here's What You'll Do:

    Environmental and Water Monitoring Programs

    Responsible for overseeing Environmental and Water Monitoring Program, collecting environmental and water samples, and prepare the samples for 3rd party laboratory testing. Perform in-house testing as needed.

    On -- Site Micro Testing

    Assist in daily micro testing for finished goods and / or raw ingredients, ensure that the product in compliance.

    Harvest Lot Testing

    Responsible for collecting the samples, preparing them for 3rd party laboratory testing, and organizing the retain samples in inventory.

    Data Entry and Recordkeeping

    Enter the testing results in the designated documents, and communicate to Director for the updates on the results. Responsible for maintaining result records that will allow for food safety of product and ingredients.

    Technical Assistance

    Responsible for providing technical assistance to Food Safety and Quality Assurance operations and aid in achieving product food safety and quality by developing microbiological and chemical capabilities.

    Qualifications

    Here's What You'll Bring To The Table:

    • Familiarity with state specific food safety laws and the biology of micro-organisms.
    • Prepare technical reports and recommendations based upon research outcomes.
    • Ability to see the plan with business perspectives, and work hands on to complete given tasks.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to provide guidance and assistance to all levels of employees, with professional communication skills, directing personnel on duties and assignments.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently, performing efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to scheduling and environments.
    • Demonstrated problem solving and conflict management skills.
    • Ability to perform analysis and communicate results effectively.
    • Computer-literate, intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Characteristics should include but not be limited to: being able to work with others; work efficiently with little or no supervision; understand and able to do basic math equations, speak the data that is being collected and open availability including evenings and weekends.

      Education & Experience:

      A Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Food Science or any other applicable sciences is a must. Food industry QA/Food Safety/Sanitation experience of at least 3 years, with an emphasis on troubleshooting microbiological situations and managing the microbial monitoring programs.

      Additional Information

      All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

      EEO is the law

Keywords: POM Wonderful, Clovis , Microbiologist, Other , Del Rey, California

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