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It’s a great time to join our 8,000 friendly people at Ingham’s – one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated protein producers.

Founded in 1918 as a family business, Ingham’s has a proud history and a bright future. Today, our business is undergoing substantial growth, where every day presents new and exciting opportunities to thrive.

With a positive attitude you can pursue your passion, grow your career and contribute to a business that is committed to demonstrating our values of care, courage, curiosity and commitment.


Microbiologist – Media Preparation



We’ve been proudly bringing joy to tables and smiles to faces with the delicious food we’ve been crafting for over 100 years. ​ A large part of our strong growth and success is because we’re always looking for new ways to do things and thinking about how we can create a better, more sustainable future world together. ​ Our success as an industry leader in providing deliciously good food means we can continue to invest in our future as we work towards becoming Australia and New Zealand’s first choice for poultry.

Your opportunity to join our team in our National Laboratory at Lytton!

Join us in our NATA accredited laboratory in Lytton where you will work with a group of dedicated professionals undertaking routine sampling and testing of food products and supporting with other tasks across the lab.

This position will involve occasional Saturday work, working 4 hours a day around 6 times p.a. so applicants should be flexible and able to support as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Media preparation and Media quality assessment (daily and new batch)
  • Use reference cultures and assist with working cultures
  • Receive samples and deliveries to the Laboratory
  • Maintain GLP practices (including aseptic technique, completing logbooks, assisting in CAPAs, RCA’s)
  • Perform routine testing (Microbiology) and report results to the Laboratory Manager (or delegate) as required
  • Ordering/Purchasing of stock for the Laboratory
  • Ensure equipment and workspace is maintained and regularly kept clean

Key requirements:

  • Tertiary education preferred in Science or Microbiology
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar fast paced and high-volume testing role
  • Superior communication skills and capability to work with a range of stakeholders including the Lab team, QA, Operations and other departments cross-functionally
  • Knowledge of GLP/GMP
  • NATA laboratory experience preferred but not essential
  • Sound knowledge of aseptic technique
  • A strong lens for continuous improvement and confidence to challenge the status quo in order to drive improvement

We’re looking for people who are curious, caring, courageous and committed to join us; people who want to contribute their best work every single day and continue delivering deliciously good food that’s…Always Good!

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