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Senior QC Chemist

Requisition ID 4989
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CO1
Posting Type LI

 

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.

 

Our Values:      Commitment | Teamwork | Excellence | Entrepreneurial | Value Creation

 

About the role

The QC Chemist is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Analytical Testing which will be the contact point for all analytical testing related issue such involving Internal Laboratory (Lab) testing and External Laboratory Testing. This position will be liable for the accuracy, prevision and truthful results released from Kerry to customer.

 

Key responsibilities

Operational Activities

  • Ensure timely analytical testing & reviewing of test results on process/finished goods as per GPDS requirements
  • Complete all Lab reports accurately & present date analysis
  • Validatd results of internal lab & verifying results obtained from external lab
  • Attain & maintain complete understanding of lab analysis procedures
  • Author new lab procedure & ensure procedures are periodically revised to reflect the current practice & standards are met
  • Supervise & revise QA and control program results
  • Conduct/ lead lab investigation on lab equipment failure, Out of Trend, Out of Specifications, Document-Correct-Trend and any other Non-Conformance Investigation and formulate effective CAPAs and ensure timely closure of non-conformance and its CAPA items
  • Ensure conformance with government regulations & policies
  • Maintain lab inventory by control in-house stock, reference standards, chemical reagents & consumable to support daily lab operation
  • Write protocol to support method verification & validation
  • Perform Method Validations/ Checks / Verification
  • Supervise Good Lab Practices (GLP) in Lab
  • Carry out calibration & maintenance of lab equipments internally & externally with service providers
  • Compile and analyze test information to determine process/equipment operating efficiency and to diagnose malfunctions
  • Ensure Proficiency testing conducted as per defined frequency
  • Drive the preparedness towards compliance & certification of ISO17025 (Chemical & Microbiological)

Training

  • Guide & supervise Lab Technicians to maintain analytical training amongst Lab personnel
  • Conduct training to all relevant technicians (Dryer man) who conduct online testing

Continuous Improvement

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to improve employees’ safety, quality, food safety, cost and efficiency
  • Drive resolutions to implement improvement and actively steer a continuous lab improvement culture
  • Participate in root cause analysis & corrective/preventive actions plans on any event that could be caused by/related to analytical issue

Quality, Compliance, Audit

  • Ensure practices meet food safety requirements
  • Good understanding of sampling methods, and all lab reference methods and rapid methods used for hygiene and utilities testing.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve all sampling and analytical deviations promptly
  • Ensure lab methods and specification are in accordance to regulatory dossiers, Quality Standards and HSE Standards
  • Ensure tests assigned are performed in a timely manner in compliance to SOPs with necessary Lab Safety Precautions
  • Prepare, support and front internal/external audits
  • Enforce general lab cleanliness, perform and maintain excellent lab housekeeping

Health & Safety

  • Protect the safety of all team members through the continuous improvement of safety standards
  • Implement safety & report techniques at lab

Environment

  • Follow all safety rules & regulations while meeting the job demands
  • Review all accident and incident investigations with the objective of taking to eliminate future occurrences
  • Continually reduce the impact has on the environment through the reduction of resources use & the reduction of waste generation

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Applied/ Analytical Chemistry or related field
  • Must be a Registered Chemist / Food Analyst
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in food industry and experience in lab
  • Recent experience in Analytical Testing will be an advantage
  • Strong technical knowledge in food hygiene standards, HACCP and AIB requirement
  • Experience in ISO 17015 Certification
  • Good initiative, good team player and result oriented
  • Strong leadership with excellent communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast changing and growing global environment where accountability, quality, timeliness are key components

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