Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Hardworking Food Laboratory Technician with emphasis in Microbiology. Skilled multitasker with excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Proven history of maintaining equipment and lab areas in alignment with regulatory guidelines. Implementation and training of HACCP and Food Safety Practices.

  • Documentation and reporting
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Quality control
  • Aseptic technique
  • SQF Practitioner
  • HACCP Trained
  • PCQI Trained
Work History
11/2014 to Current Microbiologist, Laboratory Lead Technician Apex Systems | Hilliard, OH,
  • SQF Practitioner Back Up- Communicate to pertinent employees all information essential to ensure effective implementation and maintenance of the SQF System
  • Train employees on GMP and Food Safety Practices as outlined in the Food Safety Plan
  • Food Safety and HACCP Team- review Food Safety Plan, identify CPs and CCPs in the process, identify intentional and non-intentional risks in the process
  • Perform annual HACCP Validations on CCPs
  • Review HACCP records
  • Perform and train laboratory technicians on HACCP Verification checks
  • Responsible for the management of the Environmental Monitoring Program- perform Listeria and Salmonella swabbing in process areas; report and maintain results; coordinate with production supervisors and QA Manager of areas that may be potential target points and create vector swabs and possible solutions
  • Operate, adjust, and calibrate laboratory equipment and instruments such as incubators, balances, Vidas Up, Activigraph, centrifuge
  • Prepare chemical solutions and microbiological mediums according to standard formulas
  • Prepare shipment samples for customers, corporate,and corporate sales
  • Develop and review local Standard Operating Procedures
  • Perform microbiological testing using aseptic technique on in-process and finished product samples such as coliform, Salmonella, TPC, budding, General detection, GLA, plate and slant streaking, slant inoculations
  • Perform analytical testing on cream and compressed yeast samples such as mositure/solids, ph, viscosity, color, Activigraph, protiens
  • Tests raw materials used in process for specific gravity, brix, ph and other characteristics
  • Train laboratory technicians on microbiological and analytical testing on all in-process and finished product samples following SOPs and GLPs
  • Maintain training records of laboratory employees
  • Record and analyze data. Report data using database and communicating with all involved departments
  • Coordinate investigative testing when product shows anomalies such as grid testing
  • Coordinate, execute, review and report results for annual Inter-Laboratory Testing
  • Review finished product quality to ensure specifications have been met
  • Generate, review and submit Certificate of Analysis
  • Maintain laboratory supply inventory
09/2010 to 11/2014 Childcare Program Evaluator 2 Merieux Nutrisciences Corporation | Amarillo, TX,
  • Evaluated child care providers performance and policies against State of TN metrics.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Served child care providers in a friendly, efficient manner following outlined steps of service.
  • Participate and engage in Regional and Statewide Q & A sessions
  • Participate in policy review activities of new and existing policies with team members
07/2009 to 05/2014 Quality Laboratory Technician AB Mauri Fleischmann's Yeast | City, STATE,
  • Perform microbiological and analytical testing on in-process and finished product samples
  • Generated detailed reports outlining results and recommendations.
  • Conducted data review and followed standard practices to find solutions.
  • Performed HACCP checks
  • Followed outlined GMPs and GLPs
  • Performed thorough inspections of incoming materials and outgoing products.
  • Inspected raw materials and finished products to verify quality and communicated with management items that did not meet safety requirements.
  • Followed procedures when product did not meet customer specifications
  • Participated in laboratory audits
08/2006 to 06/2009 Honors Biology/Physical Science Teacher 9th Grade Memphis City Schools-Frayser High School | City, STATE,
  • Organized laboratory activities for optimum learning, including preparing lectures, discussions and student experiments.
  • Established positive and encouraging relationship with students and helped to foster appreciation for biology and science.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Leveraged diverse learning strategies to prepare students for higher-level education requirements.
  • Developed materials for laboratory activities and course materials, including homework assignments and handouts to facilitate learning.
  • Sat in on classes of fellow teaching professionals to learn innovative methods for dispensing information to students.
  • Used tests, quizzes and other assignments to gauge students' learning and determine understanding of course materials.
05/2000 to 08/2006 Microbiologist I Solae LLC | City, STATE,
  • Performed microbiological tests on soy protein products including coliform, staph, TPC, Yeast/Mold, Salmonella and Listeria using BAX system, plate and slant streaking
  • Make up media for sample testing
  • Performed GMP Audits
  • Reported results using LIMS
Expected in 08/1996 Bachelor Of Science | Biology Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN GPA:
Expected in 08/2010 Master Of Science | Education Walden University, Minneapolis, MN GPA:

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