Nestle Microbiologist in Poland Spring, Maine

As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestle Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestle Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestle . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

We are currently seeking a Microbiologist position in our Poland Spring, Maine Manufacturing facility.

Day Shift position. Sunday - Wed 7:00am to 5:00pm. Vacation coverage is required

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Maintain quality assurance programs and operate state of the art instrumentation.

Will operate and calibrate test equipment (pH, turbidity, conductivity meters, autoclaves, microscopes, etc.).

Will conduct chromatographic and spectroscopic analyses for bromate and others as required.

Perform necessary wet chemistry procedures and train other technicians on their operation.

Management of Internal Control Plans specific to chemical instrumentation and procedures.

Participate in Microbiology Proficiency Testing Programs.

Ensure that all microbiological lab procedures adhere to Nestle LI s procedures, FDA compliance and other regulatory requirements.

Execute microbiology and chemistry tests on raw materials, water sources, in-process samples, environmental samples, and finished products in accordance with Nestle requirements

Record microbiology and chemistry results, interpret data, and formulate action plans to establish corrective and preventive measures

Operate, maintain and calibrate laboratory instruments as required by the ICP / calibration program

Communicate microbiology and chemistry results effectively to all levels of the organization

Flexibility and the desire to work in a fast-paced factory environment are critical for success.

The Poland Spring laboratory operates 7 days per week.

The work schedule is day shift schedule that includes weekend coverage (Sunday Wednesday 0700 1700).

Vacation coverage is required



Strong organizational, data analysis, SOP writing, and record keeping skills as well as acute attention to detail is necessary.

The candidate must have demonstrated proficiencies in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with SAP is a plus

BS degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry, or related Science field with relevant coursework in Food Microbiology and Chemistry/Organic Chemistry is preferred.

A minimum of 3 years previous laboratory experience is preferred, preferably in a food or beverage processing operation.

Experience with media prep, plating, aseptic technique, analytical instrumentation, Nestle GLPs, and HACCP/Food Safety is important.

Must be able to successfully complete a post-offer pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check

This is a tremendous opportunity! We offer competitive pay based on education, experience, and other qualifications. Nestle Waters North America offers comprehensive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, flex, life, disability, EAP, 401(k) with match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more!

Nestle Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestle Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestle Waters?

The Nestle Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Food Safety, Nestle Waters

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran