Micro Lab Supervisor at Colgate Palmolive in South El Monte, California

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:

No Relocation Assistance Offered

# 116440 - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Who we are:

About Colgate-Palmolive

Are you looking for a Micro Lab Supervisor role, and want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our diligent household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity.

Position Purpose:

Supervise the Lab operation to ensure the compliance of Colgate-Palmolive's Microbiology Control standard (QS-23) and all other QS and guidelines that apply in Microlab.

Responsible for developing and leading the implementation of micro control program in the site in partnership with Operations & Engineering.

Perform microbiological analysis required to release Raw Materials, Working Process and Finished Product according to SOPs and QMICs.

Let's talk about responsibilities:

Supervise the Lab operation ensuring the compliance of QS023 & QMICs. Ensure all testing is performed according to corporate methods and policy and adheres to good microbiological practices. This includes the set up and administration of a laboratory quality assurance system that covers method and material qualification as well as equipment IQ/OQ/PQ, calibration and maintenance.

Microbiological analysis of finished goods, raw materials, water and in-process bulk materials. Product release in SAP according to CP specifications. Perform adequate quality control tests to ensure the validity of the results, Growth Promotion & Diluent Qualification.

Develop and implement a microbiological sampling and testing program for water, raw materials, work-in-process (WIP), environmental samples and finished products at the facility based on the QS023, QMICs & Colgate´s guidelines.

Ensure that the reporting data and maintenance of records is documented. Also, that the interpretation of the data is correct and that the results are effectively communicated to appropriate individuals, including management.

In partnership with operations & engineering, develop and implement plant floor micro control programs based on the C&S Guidelines, Control Point Monitoring, Micro Susceptibility Index and Process Validation.

Drive the continuous improvement in collaboration with Operations and Engineering and ensure a routine problems resolution

Develop and implement microbiology training for plant floor, management and operators. Train and develop the laboratory staff using the principles of Coaching and Feedback as well as the Competency Development Map for Microbiology.

Participate in internal audits and external audits (contract manufacturers & labs, suppliers, etc.) Function as part of the Plant GMP & Quality Team.

What you need for this position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Microbiology, General Microbiology, Bacteriology (preferably with a specialization in Microbiology), Biology with a specialization in microbiology or related.

  • Minimum two years of experience in microbiology in a related industry.

  • Advanced English

  • Experience in personnel management


  • Double degree- Microbiology and Chemical engineering

Why Colgate?

We are a great company with excellent benefits and a good work environment

Be part of this great family!

Learn more about us:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

For more information about Colgate's global business, visit the Company's web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom's of Maine please visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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