Quality Systems Specialist – Food & Dairy (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time


  • Excellent opportunity for Microbiologists with experience in Food and Dairy testing
  • Move from the bench level into a technical specialist position
  • Work for an innovative and progressive organisation with great company culture



Our client offers testing services to food manufacturers such as the meat, dairy, confectionery, beverage and allied industries.

As one of Australia’s largest independent food testing laboratories, they continue to steadily grow and expand their microbiological, chemical and physical analytical capabilities, which all contribute to the delivery of accurate and timely results in every aspect of the food industry – from raw materials to finished products.

With state-of-the-art automated microbiology systems and specialised staff, they offer analysis for food pathogens, spoilage organisms and bacterial identification to mention a few.



Some of the duties associated with this role include:

  • Applying companies quality systems and implementing continuous improvement processes
  • Assisting in the follow up of laboratory investigation reports and corrective action reports
  • Writing and implementing standard operating procedures and business unit inductions
  • Contributing to setting up systems, polices and procedures as well as ensuring laboratory equipment is calibrated and fit for purpose
  • Developing training needs analysis and being involved in training new and existing staff in the business unit
  • Assisting with improvements to standard operating procedures
  • Assisting with commissioning new equipment and updating and developing IT systems
  • Identifying Key Performance Indicators and contributing to risk management and contingency planning
  • Maintaining instruments and equipment
  • Optimising various test methods and maintain reference cultures
  • Authorising the release of test results and ensuring systems, policies and procedures are in place



  • Bachelor of Science or higher, preferably with a major in Microbiology or similar
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working as a Microbiologist in a NATA accredited food laboratory
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OH&S requirements within a laboratory environment
  • Experience and knowledge in the applications of Quality Systems
  • Excellent administration and organizational skills
  • Solid Microsoft office skills – word, excel and power point
  • Excellent communication skills and strong customer focus
  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong Team Building, Leadership attributes



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter addressing the full selection criteria in Word format.To have a confidential discussion about this unique opportunity please call Richard on 03 9516 0100 during office hours or on 0434 747 090 after hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you will be contacted for other roles.

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can be contacted due to high volume of applications.