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Quality Control Microbiologist

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Posted: 02/15/2023 Employment Type: Temp-to-Hire Industry: Quality Control Job Number: 9225 Pay Rate: $26.00 - $27.00/hr Shift: Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Job Description

West Sound Workforce is assisting Metagenics, a Gig Harbor based manufacturer of high-quality, science-based vitamins and supplements in seeking a Quality Control Microbiologist to join their team. Dedicated to providing effective nutritional products for healthcare professionals, this organization has been redefining what it means to be healthy for over 30 years.

Working within an FDA compliant environment, this position will primarily work within the micro lab and will be responsible for the inspection and microbial testing of all raw production materials and performing microbial assays. Critical thinkers with strong analytical and documentation skills and an interest in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes are most successful in these positions.

Using pioneering research, breakthrough science, and collaborative partnerships, Metagenics aims to help people live happier, healthier lives, including those of their employees. Their sprawling Gig Harbor campus includes woodland trails and an onsite gym employees can access. Come join a team that embraces diversity and engagement through belonging, opportunity, and advancement and help make great things happen in health care.

What you will do as a Quality Control Microbiologist:

  • Determine specific tests to be performed on each raw material product
  • Prepare, culture, and examine samples for microbiological testing
  • Perform probiotics enumeration and stability testing
  • Organize and maintain data files
  • Maintain laboratory instrumentation and a clean, sanitary, lab environment

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field
  • Previous experience within a microbiology lab and strong understanding of micro lab procedures
  • Familiarity with quality control processes in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to effectively document and interpret test results
  • Strong computer skills including, Microsoft Office programs and databases

Benefits offered upon permanent hire:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Annual employer Health Savings Account for eligible employees
  • Life and disability Insurance
  • Free mental health resources
  • Vacation and sick time
  • 2 volunteer days off each year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Product discounts

Additional Information

Benefits include sick leave accrued at 1 hour per 40 hours worked; paid Family & Medical leave (per Washington State); 401K after eligibility; holiday pay and vacation bonus after eligibility; and opt-in for health insurance, personal Aflac and life insurance plans available. Want to learn more about our benefits for temporary employees, including a 401K plan and vacation bonus? Visit our benefits page!

We value what you bring to the workplace. As such, West Sound Workforce is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, our employees’ physical safety is of utmost importance, too, in this age of COVID-19. Holding a close eye to the Center for Disease Control and OSHA’s websites, we are continually following the recommendations to maintain a safe work environment with respect to this virus and all other safety situations. As an essential employer, partnering with clients, we follow COVID-19 protocols at our worksites and ensure that all employees are aware, have proper PPE and mind those directions for the safety of all.

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