Cleanroom Microbiologist

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Job Overview

The Cleanroom Microbiologist will be mainly based in our manufacturing areas and will be responsible for gathering samples from these areas for quality assurance purposes. This is an important role which requires dedicated individuals who can work largely unsupervised using their own initiative, who are capable of employing good time-management and organisational skills.

Key tasks of the role include:

  • Sampling of pharmaceutical cleanrooms
  • Recording of data onto a database system
  • The successful candidate will be required to work a shift pattern which, depending on Production requirements will involve either 8 hour or 12-hour rotations which will include nightshifts and weekends.

No prior experience is required as full training will be given for this role.

Other tasks carried out on a non-routine basis include but are not limited to recommissioning and reclassification testing, DOP testing of HEPA filters, identification of isolates recovered from pharmaceutical cleanrooms.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must therefore demonstrate the following essential criteria on their application form in order to be considered:

  • Grade C or above in both English and Maths at GCSE level (or equivalent).
  • The ability to work a shift pattern, this will involve either 8 or 12 hour rotations which will include nightshifts and weekends
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated on application form, pre-interview written test and at interview.
  • Capable of standing for extended periods of time.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Desirable Criteria:

Due to the nature of the role preference will be given to applicants demonstrating the following desirable criteria:

  • A full UK driving licence with access to a car (for occasional movement between sites)
  • Experience of shift work
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of following formal Standard Operating Procedures

Duration: Full time, permanent

Location: Newry

Additional Information:

  • Applicants should be able to provide proof that they have a right to work in the UK at the time of their application. Applicants who are unable to provide this proof will not be considered.
  • We regret that applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted.
  • This role will be based at a site that produces penicillin, therefore will not be suitable for those with a penicillin allergy


Free Life Assurance
Company Pension Scheme
Healthcare cash plan
31 days annual leave
Wedding Leave
Company Sick Pay
Employee well-being initiatives
Employee Assistance Programme
On-site free parking
Canteen Facilities
Employee Perks scheme
Discounted Car Insurance
Annual Employee raffle
Employee Recognition scheme
Career development opportunities


Norbrook Laboratories Limited employs a workforce with members of all sections of the community and is committed to appointing people purely on the basis of merit. In accordance with our equal opportunities policy, we would particularly like to welcome applicants from the Protestant Community.

  • Permanent
  • Newry
  • Closing date: Tuesday 30 Apr 2024
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