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Quality Controller

Job Title: Quality Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Industry:
REF: 1787
Contact Name: Omid Miri
Job Published: 11 days ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking for a Quality Controller for a major industrial and distribution group in Baghdad, minimum 1 year of experience in Microbiological tests. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Summary:

Running Microbiological tests on the final product, all raw materials supplied to the factory, and water used in manufacturing while maintaining the lab’s hygiene to reach the desired level of product quality.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, provide, and get chemicals ready for use in microbiological tests in the lab, and ensuring the concentration accuracy.
  • Running microbiological tests on raw materials supplied to the factory (such as raw milk), as well as the final product and make sure that their results match the company’s internal specifications and Egyptian standard specifications.
  • Test the water used in the manufacturing process microbiologically to detect bacterial count in water, to ensure its existence within the allowed limit, and that it’s free of pathogenic bacteria, and upload the results on SAP to be retrieved when needed.
  • Work on achieving good laboratory practices (GLP) in terms of lab cleanliness, following up on the commitment of employees to wear uniforms and keep personal hygiene, cleaning efficiency and sterilization of tools, equipment & machines.
  • Check periodically the inventory of chemicals & equipment used in tests, and reporting their purchasing requirements to the procurement department, and evaluate the purchased machines.
  • Establishing the final reports for each performed tests and generate a daily report on the daily test results and present them to the direct manager using the approved format.
  • Calibration of all instrumentation and laboratory equipment internally, and yearly testing them externally to obtain accredited standardizing certificates
  • Following up and monitoring of production room and sampling room in RM warehouses for cleanness and conformance with GMP.
  • Issuing the implemented SOPs of operation and calibration of instruments and participating in calibrating all the instruments in the microbiology section.
  • Labeling for each preparation, tools, media…. etc.
  • Registering for all performed working in the specified place (log books and note book). 
  • Participating in cross contamination tests and detections according to the approved procedures and methods.
  • Sterilizing and discarding contaminated plates and samples according to approved procedures.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Manufacturing, Chemistry Engineering, Chemistry Science, Biology, Agricultural Sciences / Department of Food Science
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Microbiological tests

Competencies & KPIs:

  • Technical Knowledge of Company Products
  • ISO Systems
  • Knowledge in Quality Standards
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Knowledge in taking Samples
  • Communication Skills
  • Follow up and Coordination
  • Time Management and Meeting Deadlines
  • Analysis Method Validation
  • FDA regulations
  • Microorganism risk
  • Dealing with chemicals used in the lab
  • Quality of Analysis 100%
  • Quality of Reports 100%

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting proces

MSELECT is looking for a Quality Controller for a major industrial and distribution group in Baghdad, minimum 1 year of experience in Microbiological tests. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Summary:

Running Microbiological tests on the final product, all raw materials supplied to the factory, and water used in manufacturing while maintaining the lab’s hygiene to reach the desired level of product quality.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, provide, and get chemicals ready for use in microbiological tests in the lab, and ensuring the concentration accuracy.
  • Running microbiological tests on raw materials supplied to the factory (such as raw milk), as well as the final product and make sure that their results match the company’s internal specifications and Egyptian standard specifications.
  • Test the water used in the manufacturing process microbiologically to detect bacterial count in water, to ensure its existence within the allowed limit, and that it’s free of pathogenic bacteria, and upload the results on SAP to be retrieved when needed.
  • Work on achieving good laboratory practices (GLP) in terms of lab cleanliness, following up on the commitment of employees to wear uniforms and keep personal hygiene, cleaning efficiency and sterilization of tools, equipment & machines.
  • Check periodically the inventory of chemicals & equipment used in tests, and reporting their purchasing requirements to the procurement department, and evaluate the purchased machines.
  • Establishing the final reports for each performed tests and generate a daily report on the daily test results and present them to the direct manager using the approved format.
  • Calibration of all instrumentation and laboratory equipment internally, and yearly testing them externally to obtain accredited standardizing certificates
  • Following up and monitoring of production room and sampling room in RM warehouses for cleanness and conformance with GMP.
  • Issuing the implemented SOPs of operation and calibration of instruments and participating in calibrating all the instruments in the microbiology section.
  • Labeling for each preparation, tools, media…. etc.
  • Registering for all performed working in the specified place (log books and note book). 
  • Participating in cross contamination tests and detections according to the approved procedures and methods.
  • Sterilizing and discarding contaminated plates and samples according to approved procedures.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Manufacturing, Chemistry Engineering, Chemistry Science, Biology, Agricultural Sciences / Department of Food Science
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Microbiological tests

Competencies & KPIs:

  • Technical Knowledge of Company Products
  • ISO Systems
  • Knowledge in Quality Standards
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Knowledge in taking Samples
  • Communication Skills
  • Follow up and Coordination
  • Time Management and Meeting Deadlines
  • Analysis Method Validation
  • FDA regulations
  • Microorganism risk
  • Dealing with chemicals used in the lab
  • Quality of Analysis 100%
  • Quality of Reports 100%

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting proces