The Playtex strategic business unit, which is a division of Energizer Personal
Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a diverse portfolio of
consumer and personal products. Playtex is focused on Feminine Care products,
including Gentle Glide and Sport tampons; Infant Care products, including
spill-proof cups, baby bottles, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Sun Care products,
including Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, and Alpha to Omega brands; and Skin Care
products, including Wet Ones and Gloves.
Primary Purpose of this Position:
Under general direction, has a duty of instructing, directing, and checking
the work of other quality QC technicians.
Ensure the Microbiology Unit is functioning efficiently by assessing current
processes and identifying ways to streamline or improve.
Ensure the timely closure of Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA)
Supporting Sun Care projects: internal and external.
Performs complex inspections and sets quality standards for component
Works with quality inspection supervisors to train inspectors in their use of
control forms, procedures, and correcting quality problems.
May act as internal consultant providing technical guidance on most complex
May lead projects and investigations to promote improvement.
Uses advanced statistics and Quality Engineering tools (i.e. FMEA, DOE, SPC
and MSA) to solve complex problems and recommend/lead CAPA.
Communicates with internal and external customers to resolve quality issues.
Ability to motivate closure of open Microbial Out-Of-Specification Corrective
Action Preventative Action (CAPA) incidents.
Oversees non-conformances and deviations to closure.
Conducts on-site visits to support of operations to ensure adherence to
procedures and regulatory compliance, and provide guidance in sampling and
testing techniques as needed. Submits reports to QA Management.
Ability to write, review and approve appropriate Agile documents such as
SOPs, Product Specifications, Non Conformance Reports, Deviations, etc.
Able to facilitate a cross functional team in relationship to quality issues.
Assist in out of specification and failure investigations.
Assist in the justification, recommendation and implementation of new
Assist in the implementation of revised procedures and practices.
Recommend and implement efficiency improvements to increase throughput of the
Evaluate new technologies that could improve existing techniques. Recommend
those that seem to be cost and/or time effective along with justifications.
Evaluate confidentiality of information received for potential dissemination
Four-year college degree in a biological science with one to three years
experience in a microbiological laboratory; BS in Microbiology preferred.
Working knowledge of pour plates, Gram stains, growth promotions, media
preparation and environmental sampling.
Knowledge of standard microbiological practices such as aseptic techniques,
steam sterilization, out of specification investigations, lab equipment
calibrations and validations as well as regulatory guidelines such as cGMP and
Two years minimum experience in a microbiology job.
Five years minimum experience working in a manufacturing environment in a
quality related field
Fiveyears minimum experience in an FDA regulated business or ISO: 9000 Quality
ASQ CQE certification or Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of CFR 210/211 or CFR 820
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office
Safe handling of bacteriological and fungal microorganisms.
Problem solving skills, including root cause analysis
Knowledge of basic statistics and sampling plans
Ability and willingness to travel, as in the execution of the duties of this
position the employee may travel up to approximately 10%, of their work time.
Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time (auditing).
Ability to travel - ground and air.
Energizer Personal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Please note that we will only respond to candidates that meet our qualification
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