Quality Technologist - Laboratory

Plant/Site:  Wacol
Req Id:  13862
Date Posted:  13 Feb 2024

From humble beginnings as a butcher shop, Primo is now a household name on a journey to being a purposeful food brand. We hold market leading positions, across a house of brands, in multiple categories from Smallgoods to Cheese Snacking.  

We are truly local for local, dedicated to serving our Customers and Consumers without politics: strategy, production and execution starts and ends here, and we are not burdened by the overbearing processes and approvals that often constrain companies of our size.

And last but not least, we are building a culture to match the ambition and we are proud to be part of the JBS Group.


Primo Foods are seeking a Laboratory Technician to join the team working Sunday to Thursday, based in Wacol.  This is a permanent full-time position with plenty of opportunity to learn and grow within a leading Brand. 


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Maintain laboratory and its procedures according to GLP and company requirements.
  • Maintain external & internal testing database.
  • Prepare and package samples for shipment to a NATA accredited laboratory using aseptic techniques.
  • Ensure microbial testing programs are conducted according to schedule.
  • Environmental testing program database & reporting.
  • Enumeration, Interpretation and reporting of testing.
  • Routine microbiological analysis of raw meat, in-process and finished meat products using standard methods.
  • Media preparation and quality control.
  • Report non-conforming results to supervisors & Manager.


About you:

  • Proven laboratory experience or testing in a food environment.
  • Experience in rapid molecular pathogen testing techniques & equipment is advantageous.
  • A good understanding & knowledge of microbiological aseptic techniques (Gram staining, aseptic sampling, dilutions, plating, swab collection, autoclaving & biochemical tests etc).
  • Proficient in computer literacy including MS Office and Excel applications.
  • Knowledge of customer and regulatory (FSANZ & Department of Agriculture) requirements.
  • Understanding and implementing laboratory quality assurance procedures.
  • High level of analytical and reporting skills.
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently.


Benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Retail discounts and health insurance discounts
  • Access to novated leasing options
  • Reward and Recognition program.
  • Onsite parking


What next?

If you’re passionate and want to be a part of the largest meat, pork and salmon manufacturer and producer in Australia, this opportunity may be for you. Apply now!