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Lab Technician

Who Kerry Is:


Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

Where You'll Work:


With over 45 plants across North America, the Byesville, OH, USA plant is a part of our Beverage division that makes fruit juice mixes, syrups, extracts and similar liquid ingredients.  Kerry is hiring career minded people to help meet growing demands for quality ingredients.  You'll have the opportunity to work in a fast paced and fun environment! We feel good about our products that make food taste better - often with strawberry, banana, coconut, or lemon! Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you!

What You'll Do:


The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for ensuring that raw materials, blended products and finished goods meet or exceed quality standards established by the company and Kerry customers. This position will verify conformity through measurement and assessment. All data points are to be collected and entered into computer systems, primarily SAP. The role of QA technician requires sound judgement to make rational decisions pertaining to recommended adjustments, corrective actions, and disposition of goods. Success in this position requires fast paced performance in a team environment and interpersonal skills.


  • Provide support to plant production to ensure continuous quality operations.
  • Investigate, collect data and implement solutions to quality issues.
  • Inspection of machines/vessels/work areas to ensure compliance with GMP and food safety standards.
  • Maintain and secure manufacturing specification-controlled documents.
  • Perform random case audits for quality, package, and coding compliance.


Qualifications and skills


  • Degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university in Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, or Chemistry or equivalent experience.
  • SQF Practitioner Certified
  •  2-3 years food manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Skill in examining operations and procedures and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Some knowledge or experience of FDA, Local, State, Federal regulations pertinent for the manufacturing facility.
  • Must be formally trained in HACCP (hazard analysis critical control point system) and able to effectively train essential plant employees in HACCP principles and SQF principles
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to analyze and assess training and development needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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