Laboratory Analyst (Microbiology)

This role involves ensuring all Quality Control and Quality Assurance requirements specifically, microbiological are met for incoming raw materials, in-process monitoring, and final product release. The role will involve the day to day microbiological analysis as required to support operations throughout the plant.  In addition, this role will involve a high level of  interaction with associates at plant level.  This position involves shift work therefore flexibility is required.


  • Laboratory and routine micro analysis of samples and laboratory work.
  • Participate in root cause analysis as part of investigations into any non-conformance’s. Implement corrective actions (both external and internal).
  • Maintain and update SAP to control use and release of materials.
  • Testing of cleaning validation samples for example: water samples, biological indicators.
  • Environmental (air) monitoring.
  • Perform growth promotion of media and microbial identification testing.
  • Provide microbiological assistance to the Laboratory and wider community as required.
  • Training of Laboratory and Production team members on microbiological techniques.
  • Assist in method validation & method transfer, liaison with the company system on microbiology related proficiency programmes.
  • Active participation in laboratory roles e.g. Safety Team, IATA training provided for shipment of samples, liaise with external laboratories, management of Proficiency Testing Programs, control of non-conforming material, Continuous Improvement.
  • Participate in team projects, inter-departmental groups or company-wide initiatives in order to share information or represent the Laboratory.



  • Applicants will have a minimum of 2 years’ practical Laboratory experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Microbiological knowledge and experience are essential.
  • Previous experience using SAP an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent Teamwork abilities.



  • BSc/MSc in Microbiology preferred

For more information please either call me on 087 922 1136 or email me at




Your Recruitment Consultant is Sean Winstanley

Sean Winstanley
Sean joined Arcon Recruitment in early 2018 as our Specialist Technical Recruiter. Originally from the UK, now settled in Ballaghadrereen, Sean brings a wealth of recruitment experience in the IT / Technical arena. Sean has developed excellent skills account managing international, high profile clients solving their recruitment dilemmas.