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QA Technician

Requisition ID 37430
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Research and Development 
Recruiter #LI-JF1
Posting Type LI
 

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

A role of the Quality Assurance (QA) Technician is to directly assist the facility to meet its quality assurance and regulatory compliance requirements working with production, laboratory and QA leadership teams, with responsibilities that entails providing support to achieve consistent production of wholesome and the best quality products.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to management in carrying out changes to the food safety system of the facility; assist in developing, reviewing, validating, and maintaining food safety and quality system documents, including standard operating procedures (SOPs) and programs working in collaboration with the Quality Assurance and Quality Systems team; provide assistance in maintaining record keeping, training and documentation.
  • Provide daily monitoring of facility and personnel to ensure compliance to the Food Safety and Quality Systems of the facility; perform formal GMP audits.
  • Ensure training of facility personnel on cGMPs, Risk Preventive Controls, Hazard Analysis, pre-requisite programs, and other applicable food safety and quality systems elements as required; find out new areas where trainings are required
  • Record and submit samples to outside labs for analyses per request; establish professional relationships with external labs used by the facility
  • Learn and maintaining special sampling requirements for company and customers and when required analyze/submit samples
  • Immediately report Food Safety and Quality non-conformities and deviations to the Quality Assurance Manager. Placing product on-hold for further evaluation and providing documented reports and track and trend data when applicable.
  • Perform calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment used on the floor (pH, moisture, etc.) aligned with general good lab procedures
  • Implementing and managing programs including but not limited to Golden 6, Hygienic Zoning, and Process Zero.
  • Ensure all cleaning validation and verification activities are consistent with Kerry policies and procedures and federal regulations.
  •  Closely work with the Sanitation team to ensure effective sanitation is achieved in the facility.
  • Maintaining the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) and ensure all data is logged into to SAP.
  • Asist in updating and implementing facility sanitation plans in collaboration with facility management and quality assurance management
  • Perform pre-operational and operational inspections of equipment and production areas.
  • Responsible for CCP Verifications and calibrations of magnet and metal detection systems to ensure they are in top performance
  • Enforce SQF, USDA, FDA, and Kerry standards.
  • Ensure communication is met between third-party service provides such as Pest Control, and external laboratories.
  • Perform water testing; establish quality assurance related SDS library; participate in ensuring applicable regulatory, customer, and company requirements are met.
  • Special assignments upon request from the Quality Assurance Manager.

Qualifications and skills

  • Bs. in Science
  • 2 years of experience 

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 .

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