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Senior Lab Technician - Clark, NJ

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.

Where you'll work!

Our Clark, NJ location is part of our Beverage division and creates flavor ingredients and beverages for Kerry customers and brands. Using state-of-the-art analytical and sensory capabilities, we're able to create and process different flavor blends, extractions, distillations, emulsions, and essential oils for your favorite foods and beverages! Clark is one of our largest sites producing 20 million pounds of product a year! With multiple functions under one roof, there are many opportunities to develop and we are proud to promote our employees internally to the next step in their career!

 

160 Terminal Ave, Clark, NJ 07066

What you'll do!

The Senior Quality Tech will fill an essential role in the monitoring and advancement of our safety and quality programs. The quality senior tech will be part of the Quality team reporting to the Quality Assurance Supervisor.  Through daily process checks as well as short- and long-term projects, the QC tech will ensure the integrity of each batch of food that we produce, so that our customers can always enjoy our product with full confidence and satisfaction. The senior quality tech will also assist monitoring compliance with quality standards on production floor to ensure product conforms to specification and food safety practices and assist in documentation involving HACCP, Food Safety, and Good Manufacturing Practices. The successful QC tech will have a scientific base of knowledge, and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within our company.  

What you'll need!

  • College degree in science or related field 
  • College level coursework in food science or pertinent job-related experience is preferred. 
  • 1-3 years lab experience in food and/or chemistry preferred.  
  • Awareness of quality assurance programs and food safety principles  
  • Accuracy & attention to detail is required. 
  • Ability to understand and operate basic product testing equipment in lab environment and calibrate equipment according to instructions. 
  • Must be able to evaluate test data for the purpose of determining process control adherence and determine proper responses to “out-of-specification” product. 
  • This position requires exposure to the production environment, climbing ladders and heavy lifting (up to 35 lbs).  
  • This position requires exposures to a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions 
  •  Handling of certain hazardous chemicals and exposure to common microbiological organisms 
  • The ability to taste test various food components including meat(s), and various food allergens. 
  •  Appropriate English language ability in order to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, MOs, and other related documents.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.   

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