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RD&A Samples Technician

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Date: 02-Jan-2021

Location: Adelaide, SA, AU

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 19706
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CO1
Posting Type LI


Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.


Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership


About the role

The Research, Development & Application (RD&A) Sample Technician is primarily responsible for all activities related to preparation of samples and supporting RD&A function. This role contributes to sampling reliability and is a key support to the Kerry RD&A team. Working hand in hand with our scientists and commercial teams by ensuring timely response on sampling, which directly impacts on project delivery and customer centricity.

In addition, this role will help maintain RD&A facility excellence, pilot plant equipment, stock control, shipping logistics and compliance to expected GMP’s, housekeeping, health and safety standards.

Key responsibilities

  • Experience in weighing, compounding/processing and sample making in a food ingredients manufacturing environment.
  • Mixing recipes in accordance with preparation methods provided.
  • Responsible for preparation of samples for evaluation, customer trials, product approval, market promotion and customer presentations.
  • Labelling and packing samples in accordance to standards
  • Ensure retain samples are collected and stored appropriately.
  • Responsible for pilot plant material preparation and support during trials.
  • Goods receiving and dispatching for RD&A.
  • Finished goods, raw material, packaging ordering and maintaining stock control.
  • Collection and replenishment of raw materials from manufacturing plant.
  • Maintains record documentation, including upkeep of equipment, and general cleaning of work areas.
  • Actively participates in quality improvement for the function.
  • Support and follow Good Laboratory Practice manual expectations.
  • Housekeeping of general sample work area, pilot-plant and sample room.
  • Support and assist RD&A team to efficiently perform and duties and project from time to time

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum Diploma in Food Science, Food Technology or Technical field or any other related discipline
  • Fresh graduate or about 1-2 years of laboratory experience in weighing, compounding/processing and sample making in a food ingredients manufacturing environment.
  • From a food & beverage manufacturing company with HACCP, GMP & ISO 22000 certified environment.
  • Computer literacy and good mathematic are essential (weighing out samples).
  • Meticulous and ability to maintain high accuracy and repeatability in sample making is critical
  • Strong team player, interpersonal, communication skill and with a commitment to fulfil customer needs
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision and able to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, self-managed and ability to handle multiple tasks with speed and high accuracy.