Nestle Microbiologist in Houston, Texas

As the nation’s leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

DESCRIPTION: The Microbiologist will perform all required microbiological testing at the factory. They will work closely with Operations, Warehouse and other site personnel to sample and assess product for additional testing. They will assist in the work of other QA personnel as required, and will work with GMP/HACCP systems on a frequent basis.


· Managing all micro documentation

· Maintain micro programs in an audit ready state

· Trouble shoot, track and trend micro data.

· Collect all micro samples for daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual samples for inside and outside lab testing

· Collect finished product samples for IC water chemistry analysis

· Training all new QC/Microbiologist as needed

· QC of lab equipment as needed

· Calibration of all microbiology laboratory equipment

· Test and troubleshoot Consumer Complaints as needed

· Participate in training

· Participate in all required Microbiology Proficiency Testing programs

· Maintain data for line health program

· Special Projects as needed

· Inventory of Micro Lab

· Perform self audits of the lab, including CIP Gap assessments, and hygiene audits

· Continuous improvement

· Play an active


  • Degree in Microbiology

  • 1 – 2 year experience with COLILERT method

  • 1 – 2 year experience in analytical water testing

  • Prior experience as a Microbiologist in a lab environment.

  • Experienced in standard analytical methods for microbiology, troubleshooting microbiological issues and experience with pathogens, molds and spoilage microorganisms desired.

  • Prior experience performing internal quality audits and maintaining micro programs in an audit ready state

  • Understanding of microbiological testing and operation of related lab equipment

  • Ability to track and trend micro data and testing results

  • Knowledge of EPA and FDA regulations desired

  • Computer proficiency in standard Microsoft Office Software

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, and lift at least 50 lbs

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to coach other team members

To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?

Job: Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Organization: Nestle Waters North America

Title: Microbiologist

Location: TX-Houston-Houston

Requisition ID: 19001030

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran