Plant Hygienist - Quality Micro.

kdc/one Port Jervis, 20 West King Street, Port Jervis, New York, United States of America Req #2370
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
KDC is a network of best-in-class custom formulators and manufacturers of color cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath & body, fragrance, deodorant, home, health, industrial, and auto care products. KDC delivers high-touch innovation, operational excellence, and speed to market to well-known and emerging beauty, personal, and specialty companies from coast to coast. KDC has its head office in Longueuil, Québec. In addition, KDC has 10 operating facilities located throughout North America. Altogether, the company employs nearly 4,800 talented and dedicated employees in North America.

Title: Plant Hygienist

Reports to: Sr. Director of Quality

Department: Microbiology

Supervises: N/A

Organizational Relationships:

Interfaces with manufacturing and production at Port Jervis as well as outside auditors.

Basic Function:

Main responsibilities are to ensure the implementation of the cleaning and sanitization processes. From a risk of contamination point of view, verify cleaning, sanitization and work practices in the manufacturing and packaging departments. He/she is responsible for verifying the design and maintenance of equipment, storage and handling of raw materials as well as the cleanliness of the work environment. He/she must also ensure good personnel work practices.


•Works with KDC personnel across the site to create a culture of aseptic technique, good hygiene practices, and micro risk awareness

•Partners with outside cleaning chemical vendor to manage the site Cleaning Improvement Masterplan.

•Supervises CIP and COP changeovers

•Authors and revises site Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for cleaning and sanitization.

•Directs housekeeping and cleaning programs.

•Qualifies and regularly audits the effectiveness of cleaning and sanitization procedures.

•Conducts staff training of site cleaning and sanitization procedures.

•Daily audits of manufacturing and production to identify micro risk areas, clean design defects, and proper adherence and execution of C&S procedures.

•Oversees regular teardown and “super” cleaning of equipment, and updates procedures as necessary based on key learnings/risk areas identified.

•Participates in company continuous improvement initiatives by seeking out improved ways to clean and sanitize more efficiently & effectively.

•Lead Micro Risk Awareness (MRA) audits with key customers

•Understands and adheres to Environmental, Occupational and Health and Safety requirements.

•Understands and adheres to all Quality, Good Manufacturing practices and micro cleaning and sanitization standards and guidelines.

•Responsible for Biofilm elimination and metrics associated

•Oversee the plant SWAT team, as additional eyes to maintain the plant hygiene

•Lead and execute validations related to cleaning processes

•Lead and execute investigations related to Micro contaminations

•Participates in the Committee of Excellence, representing kdc/one

•Other duties as assigned.


•Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

•Understanding of clean design requirements, cleaning/sanitization principles, and micro

•contamination risk

•Project management experience a plus

•Solid written and verbal communication skills

•Ability to influence across all levels of the organization

•Relentless drive to continuously improvement cleaning and sanitization procedures, and the execution of those procedures, to reduce the risk of micro contamination

•Solid organizational skills

•Education & Experience:

•B.S. in Biology, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

•Experience with manufacturing, filling and packaging of liquid products.

Four to six years relevant industry experience

KDC-ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that employment with KDC-ONE Company is at-will, meaning that I or KDC-ONE Company may terminate my employment at any time, or for any reason consistent with applicable state or federal law. I understand that KDC-One requires the successful completion of a drug and/or alcohol test as a condition of employment.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Indirect
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  • kdc/one Port Jervis, 20 West King Street, Port Jervis, New York, United States of America