Microbiologist Job Vacancy in Industrial Area, Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Microbiologist

Reports to: Plant Hygienist

Location: Industrial Area, Nairobi


Our client, a Leading Manufacturing company seeks to bring on-board a qualified person to take up the role of a Microbiologist.

Key duties & responsibilities

  • Performs microbiology tests on all finished products, line samples and raw materials as per established sampling plans.
  • Receiving, sampling and timely analysis of Raw materials requiring Mibio testing.
  • Weekly physical, chemical and microbial analysis of processing water.
  • Performs and share monthly Environmental microbial analysis of the processing zone
  • Performs microbiological tests on manufacturing equipment during validations and after every Cleaning &; Disinfection activity.
  • Preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual test report carried in the microbiology lab.
  • Performs SAP transactions i.e., release of goods under quality inspection, maintenance of Inspection Plans.
  • Performs Mibio lab analysis according to defined SOPs, Test Methods and Inspection plans to ensure accuracy of test results.
  • Ensures that Mibio laboratory productivity and turnaround goals are met through timely completion and review of laboratory testing.
  • Ensures proper storage and maintenance of all Mibio laboratory records.
  • Continual improvement process ensuring routine process zone and inventory audit comply with good manufacturing practices.
  • Drives factory hygiene conformance by assessing risks based on Micro Risk Assessment (MRA) analogy, performing weekly hygiene audit and follow up on team to ensure closure of all identified gaps.
  • Drives stock control and purchase requisition for consumables in Mibio lab.
  • Audit manufacturing plant for hygiene, cleaning, and other micro related compliance gaps and generate monthly reports
  • Troubleshoot and contribute to process improvements in the manufacturing environment to maintain and improve contamination control

Minimum Requirements:

  • A graduate with a Degree/Diploma in Microbiology or Applied Biology.
  • 3-5 Years’ experience in Quality Control/assurance processes.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Successfully pass a background check and functional capacity evaluation.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Accuracy and attention to details.
  • Taking Initiative and willing to work with minimal supervision
  • Recognizes and resolves problems quickly and efficiently – proactive nature.
  • The ability to set up and follow simple work plans.
  • Good communication skills.

How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please apply by sending an email, with your CV attached in word format, to vacancies@stratostaff.co.ke with the subject Microbiologist by 5p.m. Friday, 20th January 2023.

Kindly attach your CV in word format.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.