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Hill’s Pet Nutrition Microbiologist Specialist Post Vacancy


Hill’s Pet Nutrition Microbiologist Specialist Post Vacancy

Hill’s Pet Nutrition invites undergraduate Microbiology, Food Science and Biology candidates for job vacancy. Microbiologist Specialist post vacancy at Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Interested and eligible candidates may check out all the details like eligibility, job description and other details below:

Job Title: Microbiologist Specialist 

Location: Topeka, KS, US


● Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology or related scientific field such as Food Science or Biology

● At least 3+ years of microbiology experience in a manufacturing/ plant operations environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS for Hill’s Pet Nutrition jobs:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Microbiology or related scientific field
  • Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Certification
  • Experience in a portion of pet food or low-moisture food manufacturing environment
  • Auditing/audit skills experience in quality or food safety management systems, including internal/external auditing for compliance
  • Experience managing pathogen environmental monitoring programs

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS for Hill’s Pet Nutrition jobs:

Ability to bend, climb, crawl, work in confined spaces, work in hazardous condition spaces, work in extreme weather conditions, use hazardous materials, and lift up to 50 lbs. on a continual basis and work in a standard office environment, Ability to work in a standard office environment.


  • Develop and implement microbiology initiatives and programs
  • Utilize process and microbiological metrics to anticipate potential problems and recognize existing problems that could impact product safety and quality
  • Assist in the development and implementation of mitigation strategies to reduce microbiological risks, including cleaning & sanitization, cGMP and preventive controls
  • Supports FSMA initiatives and regulatory activities ensuring manufacturing sites are operating in compliance with all applicable microbial, food safety, quality and regulatory requirements
  • Provide support for site micro non-conformance investigations. Provide guidance for preventive and/or corrective action plans. Lead improvement process for capturing learning from failures and sharing knowledge with all relevant stakeholders
  • Assist in developing and revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensure microbiology and food safety records are appropriately documented.
  • Ensure the interpretation of the data is correct and the results are effectively communicated to appropriate individuals
  • Promote and organize training sessions to relevant stakeholders to build microbiology and food safety knowledge within facilities
  • Provides and shares insight into managing microbiological hazards in post-extrusion added ingredients
  • Consults with contract manufacturing team to ensure compliance with Hill’s internal standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
  • This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.
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  • Knowledge of food microbiology test methods and method qualification
  • Proficient knowledge of food microbiology, cleaning and sanitizing applications in low-moisture food environment, and sanitary design of equipment and facilities
  • Proficient in reviewing, understanding, and interpreting microbiological data
  • Ability to collect relevant information, identify trends and patterns and communicate
  • Ability to identify, define and analyze problems to determine root cause(s) and identify possible solutions
  • Proficient in developing and presenting business presentation to Senior Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient Knowledge of HACCP, preventive controls, and cGMPs
  • Proficient in reviewing, understanding, and interpreting microbiological data
  • Excellent ability to multitask and prioritize duties
  • Proficient Computer skills including; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and SAP
  • Ability to perform data analysis utilizing Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Tableau or equivalent software applications
  • Excellent project management skills

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