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Quality Analyst - Calhoun, GA

Requisition ID 42331
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI


Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

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.

About the site

Our Calhoun, GA location is part of our Meat division and uses unique proprietary technology developed by Kerry to create breading and coating blends for our customers and products. 

What would you do?

  • Evaluate existing methods of recordkeeping and develop methods and procedures for continuous improvement.
  • Investigate and determine the root cause of low yields and implement corrective actions to improve yields.
  • Recommend process adjustments to improve product manufacturing efficiency, flow and accurate production reporting while utilizing raw materials effectively.
  • Prepare training materials and train key production employees and production supervisors on new work/recording procedures and manufacturing processes.
  • Work closely with the Quality Manager to help develop and maintain qualified personnel within the plant. This involves organizational development, training, direction, and motivation including document control activities.
  • Work with the Quality Manager to develop and maintain procedures which assure product and service quality including ingredient and packaging control, product testing and clearance, product disposition system and rework control, weight control, manufacturing procedures, aged inventory policy and may include systems and sanitation audits.
  • Communicate and enforce Kerry standards in the areas of ingredient and product standards, process specifications, formula compliance, sanitation/GMP/pest control and regulatory compliance.
  • Assist with the technical support and direction to the plant to address process improvements and customer compliant corrective actions.
  • Assist with the investigation and introduce opportunities for new technology and efficiencies in the Quality function.
  • Assist Quality Manager with the authorization of materials release.
  • Lead and assist in conduction mock recalls.
  • Determine rework issues/plans.
  • Assist Quality Manager in setting up Quality Improvement Plans (QIP).
  • Preparation of key performance indicator (KPI) reports each period.
  • Issuing, updating and training on plant specific work instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work with specific computer software and hardware.
  • Familiarity with lab equipment and functionality.
  • Maintaining HPLC and GC calibration and service requirements.
  • Performing HPLC and GC related analytical methods for lactose release.

What will you need to be successful?

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or similar science/Engineering.
  • 3 - 5 years of quality experience. Experience in a plant environment preferred.
  • Experience with laboratory, quality, and/or food safety systems.
  • Food Safety & Quality System knowledge to produce safe quality food.
  • Strong Computer Skills (Microsoft Office). Your knowledge of SAP would be an asset.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.

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: Calhoun

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