• Quality Assurance Lab Technician

    Job Locations US-KS-New Century
    Requisition ID
    2018-15180
    Division
    Kerry
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Recruiter
    AR1
    Posting Type
    DNI
    Posting Type
    CB
  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

     

    Leading to better

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

     

    Leading to better, together 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

     

    Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Description and Responsibilities

    2nd Shift (Hours: 3:30pm – 12:00am; Monday - Friday; occasional over-time required)

     

    This position is responsible for laboratory testing of raw materials and finished product according to Good Manufacturing Practices and Kerry Standard Operating Procedures. Reporting to the QA Supervisor, the QA Technician plays a role in ensuring all products meet Food Safety and Quality requirements.

    • Analytical and sensory testing of raw materials and finished product
    • Prepares finished product samples for microbiological analysis
    • Monitors critical food safety, quality and process control points
    • Conducts environmental swabbing and allergen swabbing
    • Prepares sensory samples and participates on sensory panelist team
    • Places raw materials and finished products on hold when deviations are detected
    • Performs QA equipment calibrations
    • Verifies sanitation cycles via ATP swabbing
    • Performs chemical concentration titrations
    • Trains plant employees, as needed, on quality policies and procedures
    • Adheres to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and safety requirements.
    • Supports the SQF Food Safety & Quality System, and adheres to FSMA regulations, by following procedures, participating in training, performing inspections, and assisting in continuous improvement initiatives

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of high school diploma is required
    • Experience in a laboratory setting and/or food production environment
    • Knowledge of HACCP, GLPs and GMPs required
    • Experience in root cause analysis an asset
    • Strong verbal and written English
    • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of computer systems necessary- includes Microsoft Applications
    • Ability to work flexible hours when required

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