Microbiologist I - 3rd Shift in Sheboygan Falls WI

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Johnsonville, LLC
Microbiologist I - 3rd Shift
Job ID: 
Sheboygan Falls WI
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Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist, Microbiologist, QA/Lab Technologist

We are committed to providing only the highest-quality products. As a member of our quality team, you ll ensure Johnsonville meets or exceeds all standards set by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies. Of course, that s just for starters. What outside organization could care more about our quality than we do? Our commitment to quality must be unparalleled. We treat every Johnsonville product like it will be served at our own family table.

Microbiologist I

3rd Shift

Position Overview:

Your contribution will ensure that Johnsonville products are of the highest quality and meet our defined standards of safety. You ll learn about a variety of manufacturing processes, expand your knowledge of microbiology techniques and apply it to the business of making sausage. There is unlimited potential to share your micro lab expertise through troubleshooting and problem resolution with the members that manufacture our products.


  • Generate, analyze, and interpret microbiological data and reports
  • Lead calibration sessions for both RTE and Fresh shelf life evaluation programs and basic microbiology techniques
  • Conduct quarterly training sessions on the collection of environmental swabs at all Johnsonville locations
  • Conduct basic applied microbiology QC and pathogen testing procedures using standard, rapid, and State of the Art detection technologies
  • Serve as a technical resource for the company in the areas of microbiology, quality control, and shelf life evaluation
  • Assist in evaluating and coming up with detection technologies
  • Collect and analyze daily/weekly pre-operational and/or operational environmental swabs at the Sheboygan Falls Campus
  • Collect and analyze daily/weekly raw materials and finished product samples
  • Maintain daily, monthly, and quarterly certification records
  • Perform and follow Microbiology Quality Assurance and Quality Control protocols and procedures
  • Help with general laboratory preparation (microbiological media, sterilize scientific glassware, and preparation of standard solutions)


  • B.S. Degree in Food/Meat Science, Microbiology, and/or Biology, required
  • Acquire and maintain individual state/national laboratory certification in Food Microbiology within two years


  • Experience setting-up and maintaining laboratory equipment and instrumentation for routine microbiology tests and analyzing environmental and food samples

Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs; Strong Excel skills, ability to create spreadsheets and databases with formulas, queries, and calculations
  • Strong knowledge of food microbiology and associated tests
  • Ability to make key decisions that impact the business along with great problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member without direct supervision
  • Strong data entry and management skills required
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and communicate quality/safety issues both internally and externally and initiate applicable corrective measures
  • Demonstrated passion and ability to train members in the areas of food safety/quality and sample collection
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Must be committed to continuous improvement

Date:April 12, 2021

Location:Micro Lab-Meadowside, Sheboygan Falls, WI

Coach:Assistant Laboratory Coordinator

Member Status: Full Time, Office/Tech

Hours:Third Shift (10pm-6:30am), overtime may be required

Weekend work and occassional holidays are required on a rotational basis

How to Apply:

External Candidates: apply at www.jobs.johnsonville.com

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

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