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Quality Control Support Technician

About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Control Support Technician to join our Kerry Team in Cam, near Dursley in Gloucestershire.


As a Quality Control Support Technician, you will play a vital role in our QC Team by assisting other members of the Team in laboratory processes and administration. This role will be excellent for someone, who already has some lab experience, needs flexibility with workhours and wants to develop their QC career.


This part-time, fixed-term position lasts until the end of November 2024, offering 20 to 25 hours per week across Monday to Friday. Morning hours are preferred, but you will have an option to decide what hours you want to work.


Our Kerry site in Cam is a well-established factory with about 35 employees. It is a regional centre for Gum Acacia production, which is used for global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical markets. The site has onsite parking, and it is located close to Cam and Dursley train station (less than 15 mins walk) and bus stops (2 mins walk).


What’s in it for you?


  • Competitive pay.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Inclusive and supportive team.
  • Safe and welcoming environment.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Various event organised on the site, like Christmas party or charity events.
  • Matched pension scheme (up to 10%).
  • Employee Assistance Program – gives you and your family expert guidance and specialist support 24/7, 365 days per year.
  • Employee Benefits Platform - hub that brings you access to hundreds of different retailer discounts and cashbacks, with access to a wellbeing centre covering Food, Finance, Mental and Physical Wellbeing.
  • Free tea and coffee. 


What will you be doing?


Your responsibilities as Quality Control Support Technician will include:


  • Following laboratory procedures to perform chemical and physical testing on pre-shipment samples, raw materials, and finished product samples. Conducting physical and chemical testing.
  • Preparing lab samples for internal and external testing, such as microbiological analysis.
  • Assisting with environmental monitoring (swabbing, water, and air sampling).
  • Carrying out GMP and GLP checks across the site.
  • Maintaining hygiene in QC laboratories and the preparation area.
  • Performing basic maintenance, calibration, and cleaning of laboratory equipment.
  • Ensuring that relevant procedures and work instructions are being followed.
  • Reporting any issues to the line manager and assisting with corrective actions as required.
  • Providing concise and accurate information to support investigations.
  • Filing and storing retained samples as per the site procedures.
  • Inputting and maintaining relevant batch process documentation to satisfy internal policy and external accreditation requirements.
  • Maintaining the documentation filing system.


What do you need to be successful?


  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to follow assignments through to completion.
  • Attention to detail and good follow through with a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work towards deadlines.
  • Ability to act on own initiative, working alone or in a team environment.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels of the organisation.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook would be an advantage.
  • Fast and eager to learn.
  • Relevant experience working in the food, manufacturing sectors or laboratory experience would be an advantage.


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.


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.



In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.


Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit.  We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.


Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership

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