• Microbiologist (Entry Level)

    Position Type
    Full-time
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Quality Assurance
    Shift
    2nd
    Location : Name
    Idaho Falls Manufacturing
    Location : City
    Idaho Falls
  • Company Profile

    Melaleuca has firmly supported this mission statement since our humble beginning in 1985. Everything we accomplish is done with an eye toward promoting the physical, environmental, financial, and personal wellness of those around us. Our focus has always been on wellness. By manufacturing and selling effective, high quality, natural, health oriented products we help people live more vibrant, healthier, and happier lives.  When you walk through the doors at Melaleuca, you can feel it immediately. This is The Wellness Company.

     

    We have achieved consistent and profitable growth with our annual revenue hitting over $2 billion dollars. We now have over 4,000 employees and operate in 19 countries around the world.  Melaleuca is positioned to grow even more rapidly in upcoming years.

     

    Overview

    Perform methods in industrial microbiology involving both Quality Control and Research and Development functions which may include: microbial evaluation of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals, personal care products, nutritional supplements, and foods; microbiological monitoring of manufacturing environments; and preservative efficacy testing of newly developed products and stability samples.

    • Great Starting Pay
    • Longevity Bonus (5 Yrs/$5000, 10 Yrs/$10,000, 15 Yrs/$15,000, etc.)
    • Company Profit Sharing (After 6 Mo of F/T Employment)
    • First Pay Review After 6 Months
    • Free Company Products (Monthly voucher currently equal to $90/month value - $1080/year)
    • Company Sponsored Employee Appreciation Events
    • Healthy Work Life Balance
    • Clean Indoor Climate Controlled Environment
    • Opportunities to Promote
    • No Layoffs in company history
    • Safe/All Natural Product Line

    Responsibilities

    Essential

    • Performs PCPC (CTFA) and USP preservative efficacy testing on new formulas and as part of stability.
    • Conducts microbiological surveys in the areas of plant hygiene, air quality, and sanitation efficacy.
    • Evaluates raw materials, bulk batches, and finished goods for microbial purity.
    • Maintains the laboratory, equipment, and instruments in conformance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's).
    • Isolates and identifies microorganisms from various sample sources.
    • Learn JDE, MasterControl, other computer systems
    • Enter and verify lab data in computer databases and lab notebooks, generate test reports. .
    • Communicate results or observations to supervisor and other team members, making special note of unexpected results or observations.
    • Help solve technical problems and propose solutions.
    • Prepares media and reagents used in microbiological testing.
    • Ordering supplies for the lab and maintaining expenses within budget.

    Additional

    • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • BS degree in Microbiology or equivalent experience (e.g., Associates degree with experience).
    • Knowledge of instrumentation, media preparation, and standard methods of microbiology.
    • Excellent math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, analyze, etc.).
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Positive attitude and ability to effectively work with others.
    • Ability to work under stress.
    • Standing, sitting or walking for duration of shift.
    • Visually read bottles, product, batch numbers, etc.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate projects.
    • Ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with efficiency and accuracy.

    Additional

    • Ability to climb stairs.
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.

    Why Melaleuca

    Melaleuca is one of the leading Health and Wellness companies in the world. We manufacture and distribute nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, facial care, home hygiene, and other wellness products and distribute them directly to the consumer through a full-service catalog and Internet shopping system. We carefully craft products used every day with the highest standards of safety, health, and wellness in mind.

     

    This revolutionary system is changing the way hundreds of thousands of people shop by eliminating middlemen and reducing marketing and distribution costs. This enables the company to spend more on research and high-quality, ecologically-sensible ingredients, while maintaining reasonable prices.

     

    Great culture - flexibility is a must in this position; you'll become a part of a fast-paced team dedicated to a feel-good lifestyle brand dedicated to changing lives. Like the rest of Melaleuca, we are proud to be part of a values-driven organization that treats employees with respect. Our employees and their families enjoy company parties and countless discounts around the community. We implement a very real open-door policy, and all employees are on a first name basis—it feels more like a family than a multi-national corporation.

     

    Safe, uncrowded, affordable - nestled in the heart of beautiful Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls is a prosperous and vibrant community, as well as the gateway to recreational paradise. This unique setting provides numerous opportunities for total wellness -- social, physical, financial, and emotional. If you love outdoor activities, this is the place for you, with the Snake River running right through town, the Rocky Mountains dominating the horizon, and Yellowstone less than a 2-hour drive away.

     

    Excellent compensation - in addition to a competitive wage, we offer comprehensive benefits for our full-time employees that include all you would expect plus some remarkable surprises, such as a longevity bonus. 

     

    The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply" button.

     

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