Abbott Microbiology QA Executive

Abbott Microbiology QA Executive Job Opening – Apply Online Now


LOCATION: India – Jhagadia



To conduct microbiological analysis for raw material, packing material, in-process products, finished products, and environmental monitoring samples as per the sample plan, conducting tests according to AN methods and BIS standards, and reporting results. Jhagadia site includes wet processing, evaporator, drier, and dry blending sections. The incumbent will provide microbiological analysis and related feedback support to all manufacturing sections across shifts.


  • Collect raw ingredients, EMP (Environmental Monitoring Program) samples, packaging, in-process samples, and finished product samples as per the sampling plan and conduct tests as per AN methods for salmonella, Enterobacter sakazakii, Escherichia coli, total bacterial count, Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella, Listeria monocytogenes, coliforms, yeast and mold, SRC, etc.
  • Analyze all BIS-approved products as per BIS methods and release batches according to specified timelines.
  • Prepare and sterilize microbiological media according to AN and BIS method requirements, conduct growth promotion testing as per AN methods, and record results.
  • Decontaminate biohazard waste generated from the micro lab.
  • Perform routine calibration/verification for glassware and equipment.
  • Composite finished product (FP) and raw materials (RM) as per method followed by GLP.
  • Follow strict GDP (Good Documentation Practices) to avoid errors during documentation.
  • Maintain 6S in the micro lab consistently.
  • Maintain raw data for all test parameters and record keeping related to FP, IP, RM, EMP, and ad-hoc testing.
  • Follow GHK practices in the lab and monitor routine cleaning practices.
  • Immediately inform the Lab FLL or Lab Manager of any deviations such as OOS (Out-of-Specification) or OAL (Out-of-Acceptance Limits).
  • Adhere to record-keeping protocols according to retention and archival policies.
  • Handle additional projects as directed by management.
  • Complete compliance wire training according to the schedule.
  • Periodically review methods as per the schedule.
  • Track media and consumables and manage inventory.
  • Raise LIR against OOS and handle change control requests as per QMS requirements.
  • Review laboratory records.
  • Participate annually in PT testing programs.
  • Handle internal audits and track CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Actions).
  • Attend Tier 1 meetings and MSP (Management System Protocol) on a daily basis.
  • Generate and implement ideas.

Adaptability, Innovation, Initiative, Teamwork, Integrity:

  • Foster healthy relationships with colleagues working in different functions at the site.
  • Communicate effectively to understand and provide necessary feedback or solutions within the QA team and to internal customers.
  • Ensure self and team members consistently follow all EHS rules and procedures.
  • Ensure self and team members wear necessary PPE without fail while working in the lab and factory.


  • Postgraduate degree in Microbiology or Dairy Microbiology with 5-10 years of experience in the food or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Hands-on experience with BAM, APHA, AOAC, ISO, and BIS microbiological methods for nutritional powders.
  • Knowledge of microbiological procedures, operating methods of equipment, and Food Safety Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of QA checks regarding RM, PM, IP, FM, and EMP checks.
  • Knowledge of safety aspects of Micro Lab and GLP requirements.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The job holder is responsible for following good laboratory practices and good documentation practices. They should manage the microbiology function within the Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain in Jhagadia.


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