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Quality Assurance Officer

Requisition ID 3181
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.

About Kerry

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.

About the role

The primary role of Quality Assurance Officer is to assist the Assistant Manager - QA and to recommend objectives and strategies including short and long term plans in the implementation and coordination of the company policies on Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) with the view to maximize Quality Assurance and Objectives of assuring the safety and effectiveness of the Company's procedures, adhering to international standards at all times and to ensure that the Company's Standards are never compromised.

Key responsibilites

  • Manpower Arrangement and Reviews
    • Review of manpower arrangement of daily schedule of Online Physical Chemical Lab Technicians.
    • Review of KPI and performance evaluations for subordinates
    • Arrangement of external training or internal training required for subordinates
  • Lab Management & Laboratory Equipment - Chemical/ Physical           
    • Monitor calibration master list by factory number and calibration due dates
    • Monitor working equipment and verify/calibrate against golden standard : weighing scales, viscometer,  thermometers,  timers, moisture analyser
    • Update calibration report and deal with supplier upon gaps/raise for adjustment by supplier if internal calibration found out of specification
    • Identify the quantities of restock required and raise PR after dealing with vendors on quotations and advice & review the inventory level for lab consumable /glassware/chemicals in monthly basis
  • Laboratory Proficiency & Safety  – Physical/Chemical
    • Coordinate with American Proficiency Institute on dairy golden sample purchase, sample distribution to subordinates for performance KPI test
    • Collect data and compile for average for results submission online before due dates & monitor on results and certificates issued
    • Managing Internal Repeatability and Reproducibility Internal Calibration Program by identifying samples & coordinate on samples preparation and distribution to subordinates
    • Overview the chemical disposal activity to schedule lockage waste area from laboratories (chemical/physical)
    • Overview the retain sample management (finished goods, foreign matter, oversize, reference and online) storage and tracking
    • Risk Assessment for Lab Activities, Lab Chemicals Use such as Lab SOP/WI/Format Reviews and Updates; Lab audit/ self-inspection, NC reviews & identify SCIA
  • Finished Goods Contaminant Program
    • Identify finished goods by category and coordinate on sample withdraw for contaminant programs
    • Specification monitor and reviews in accordance to latest requirements of food act 1983 (Act 281)
    • Compile report and make review and conclusion of food safety in terms of contaminant elements
  • Laboratory EMP, water internal and other activity
    • Coordinate with microbiological section to assess laboratory EMP in terms of microbial air and floor count e.g. SPC, Enterobacteriaceae, yeast & moulds, etc
    • Lab equipment – IQ/OQ/PQ, upon new purchase of equipment
    • Lab equipment troubleshooting – upon downtime
    • Lab Glass Breakage Report Issue, investigation and rectification

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum Degree Food Science or other science disciplines
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in food industry; Must possess a thorough knowledge of product line and manufacturing processes, general knowledge of food industry
  • Understand of policies related to international products
  • Knowledge of FSSC 22K, HACCP product safety system
  • Understands GMP requirements
  • Allergen awareness
  • Knowledge of food and facility security requirements
  • Good initiative and results oriented;
  • A team player with high commitment and able to perform under pressure
  • Should be comfortable working in a fast changing and growing global environment where accountability, quality, timeliness are key components
  • Location: Penang, Malaysia

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