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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Plant Microbiologist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 7, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 147480 - Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

About Us :

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

The Microbiologist / Senior Microbiologist reports to the Quality & Technical Services Manager. He/ She is responsible for implementing Micro Control programs that ensure all production meets the requirements of the Microbiological Control. Specifically, the Micro Lab Lead is responsible for Micro laboratory operations, assuring that the testing is done in conformance to Colgate Palmolive standards and guidelines.

 

What you will do

  • Responsible for maintaining a full understanding and complying with Colgate Quality Micro Standard governing the laboratory system.

  • Develop and maintain microbiological sampling and testing programs for water, raw materials, WIP, environmental samples and finished goods in the facility based on Colgate Quality Standard. 

  • Ensure all testing is performed according to corporate methods and policy and adheres to good microbiological practices.  This includes the set up and administration of a laboratory quality assurance system that covers method and material qualification as well as equipment Installation Qualification /Operational Qualification /Performance Qualification, calibration & maintenance.

  • Develop and maintain safety documentation such as Hazard Identification , Risk Assessment and Risk Control ( HIRARC ), and including the high risk of equipment in safe working condition and ensure the validity of certification

  • Manage laboratory safety equipment and instructions, precautions in handling and disposing of biological materials, in accordance with local environmental regulations.

  • Compliance to Colgate Biohazard Control Measure,  Laboratory Safety standards and Foundational Safety Expectations. 

  • Report and lead the investigation of microbiological failures with plant operation and engineering team. 

  • Responsible for the design, implementation and administration of validation strategy for CIP, utilities (e.g. water) etc. 

  • Drive continuous improvement such as plant Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Cleaning and Sanitation (C&S) activities,  including optimization activities for laboratory instruments, methods, and processes.

  • Evaluate and track the trending tools of Micro Susceptibility Index (MSI), C&S Index (CSI) and laboratory KPI periodically

  • Proactively to identify, develop and implement Control Point Monitoring (CPM)

  • In partnership with operations & engineering, develop and implement plant floor micro control programs based on the C&S Guidelines, CSI, CPM, MSI and Process Validation

  • Maintain laboratory staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, developing and training to ensure consistent performance with right skill and competency. 

  • Develop and implement microbiology training for plant floor management and operators

  • Participate in internal audits and external audits (contract manufacturers & labs, suppliers, etc.)  

  • Support Internal/External Audits and ensure all non-conformances are adhered to in a timely manner.

  • Interface with Global & Divisional Quality/Microbiology teams to provide input on programs, procedures and methods, and receive guidance & support on implementation of programs

  • Maintain the inventory of media, chemicals/reagents & other accessories required for the microbiological analysis.

  • Initiate change control documentation in the respective area prior to the execution of the changes that affect the quality of the products

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology or related biological science.

  • At least 5 years of industrial experience (Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Environmental). This experience should include working in a manufacturing lab with exposure to plant floor micro control programs.

  • Good verbal communication and scientific writing skills.

  • Good understanding of GMP/GLP & documentation practices

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership experience in teamwork experience

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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