We are currently hiring for a Food Microbiologist position in Santa Maria.  This position is with a company that has been established for 30 years and which services over 40 countries around the world!  If you want to work for a company that uses top of the line, state of the art technology and you take pride in knowing you are helping to provide a service to an international audience, then submit a resume ASAP!

The Food Microbiologist position is Full Time and Temp to hire.  The schedule will vary based on skill set and will always include at least 1 weekend day.  This position will require occasional traveling.  The pay rate for this position is $55,000 to $60,000 (DOE).  If you are qualified and interested, submit a resume asap!


Benefits if hired by client include medical, dental, life, and LTD coverage for full-time employees, 401K with employer match, vacation, and sick leave.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work independently to utilize cultural and rapid methodologies to identify pathogens, indicators, and spoilage organisms in food, water, and environmental samples
  • Proactively manage the laboratory personnel to ensure adherence to company protocols and values
  • Interact with clients by communicating test results, answering questions, and sending sampling supplies based on their needs
  • Develop, maintain, and measure processes to increase the accuracy of turn-around time for results
  • Ensure implementation of QA/QC program with regards to all operations and documentation requirements
  • Provide training to new personnel, as well as coaching and mentoring to facilitate the staff’s professional and personal growth
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a B.S. in Microbiology
  • Hands-on lab experience
  • Knowledge of sterile technique and pure culture maintenance
  • Must have strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish would be a plus
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong people skills
  • Must have a flexible work schedule (weekends, travel, etc…)

We provide equal employment opportunities in hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and all other employment decisions. These opportunities and other conditions of employment are extended to qualified applicants and employees without regard to an individual’s ancestry, race, color, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity (including transgender) or expression, age, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, military or veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws.

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