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2022 North America Graduate - Quality

Requisition ID 31595
Position Type (US)Full Time
Posting Type DNI

How often can you find a multi-billion-dollar company that offers you flexibility to change in your career as your interests change? You just did. Kerry's unique culture and commitment to change in the food, beverage, and pharma industries offers support and opportunities as your interests and need to explore grow. If fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and global opportunities appeal to you, then introduce yourself!

About Kerry

Help the Future Taste Great. At Kerry we’re obsessed with food and with an ambition to provide 2 billion people access to more sustainable nutrition, this isn’t a ‘typical’ graduate program. But then, you’re not a typical graduate. If you’re looking for responsibility and exposure to meaningful projects around the world and if you have an open and flexible approach, then a career at Kerry could be right for you. The world wants more nutritious, tastier, sustainably produced food. If you want to help solve the food challenges of our time, apply now.

About the role

We are looking for energetic, mobile, career minded and ambitious Early Career\Graduates candidates to join Kerry. Joining Kerry gives you an opportunity to continue developing and learning with our graduate development program, as well an opportunity to work on a cross-functional business project. Kerry has had success with graduates that have joined the organization and have accelerated and progressed their careers. 


This role is rotational so you'll get the chance to start at and rotate yearly into one of our production sites! Average program length is two years. After that you'll be placed into a role outside of the grad program. 


We have multiple, starting locations available for our Quality Grads. Please apply if you’re interested in any of the below locations!

  • Portland, ME
  • Norwich, NY
  • Harrisonburg, VA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Rome, GA
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Owen, WI
  • Sturtevant, WI
  • Clark, NJ

Key responsibilities

At Kerry, we hire graduates into real roles with real responsibilities from day one. As a Quality Grad you’ll assist our Quality Manager in special test procedures to analyze components and physical properties of product materials. You’ll compile and analyze information to determine operating efficiency of processes or equipment, diagnose malfunctions and prepare test solutions, compounds and reagents for use by laboratory personnel. Have a passion for process? Great! You’ll work to develop procedures, maintain testing records and train our lab group and new hires on various safety measures.  

Qualifications and skills

  • Possession of or working towards the possession of a Bachelor’s degree (B.S) from a four-year accredited college or university in Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, or Chemistry with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA
  • Knowledge of food safety principles and food process,eg.Exposure to HACCP, GMPs preferred
  • Presentation skills, communication skills and confidence are vital for this role as you’ll be working with leadership and new hires  Clark, NJ 160 Terminal Ave, Clark, NJ 07066

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. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here.

Nearest Major Market: Madison

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