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Microbiologist

Requisition ID 3523
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter 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:      Commitment | Teamwork | Excellence | Entrepreneurial | Value Creation

 

About the role

Responsible for the efficient delivery of information from microbiological test results on incoming raw materials, packaging, in-process testing or assistance thereof, and contributes to the timely release of finished product quality certificates. To conduct his or her work assuring the safety of materials getting into and out of the site by adhering to the work principles of Kerry food safety and quality policy and standard.
 

Key responsibilities

• Performs microbiological testing of process and product representative samples according to current and approved Kerry methods in an accurate manner.
• Endeavours to complete each testing in the specified period of time and is able to release results or information as per pre-agreed timelines.
• Makes sure all testing records, certificates, materials and products disposition are accurate and up to date for ease in analysis of the concerned.
• Helps ensure all quality assurance resources in support of manufacturing are available at all times
• Help in setting up company mandated quality and food safety systems and maintain continued certification to acquired Standards thereof
• Participates in process variance investigation as well as in productivity and quality improvement projects together with colleagues in other departments
• Helps ensure the reliability, functionality and on time calibration of the Microlab equipment
• Will be able to do in-plant and off-plant supplier or system audits
• Practices GLP, laboratory safety and housekeeping procedures in accordance with SSHE, food safety and quality policies
• To be in training on the way to acquiring the skills of being able to do laboratory test methods in support of manufacturing activity

Qualifications and skills

• A graduate of BS in Microbiology or a related course with specialty in Microbiology
• Relevant experience of at least 5 years total in a specialty or food manufacturing micro-laboratory
• Understanding of product certification programs such as Kosher, Halal, and Organic
• Awareness on FSSC 22000, HACCP, SPC and AIB product safety system
• Understands GMP and GLP requirements
• Knowledge of food and facility security requirements
• Good in oral and written communication
• Consumer / customer satisfaction focussed
• Understands “cost of quality”
• Should be comfortable working in a fast changing and growing global environment where accountability, quality, timeliness are key components
• Performs work in collaborative manner

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