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QA Technician

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

 

At our Melrose Park, IL, plant we feel good about our various batters and breading products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you

Key responsibilities

 

Product testing-perform all lab-testing procedures required and complete data sheets or data entry into the computer system.  This includes any analysis required on finished products and mixer samples.

  • Prepare reject reports and reject pallet tags completely giving product, lot, count, reason and disposition. Apply pallet tags on appropriate material promptly and remove any voided reject pallet tags.
  • Keep lab clean in every aspect and set up for next lab technician.
  • Computer records of all produced should be completed on an ongoing basis.
  • Retain samples, organize and label retain samples. Maintain records. Pulls retain samples when requested.
  • Control samples-organize and maintain control samples. Pull control samples prior to runs.
  • Sample rechecks- resampling and testing of samples that have been placed on hold for various reasons and determining proper disposition of sample.
  • Packaging line audits- conducts packaging line audits as requested, audits involve sampling product, testing, checking weights, HACCP audit, date code control, seals and reporting results.
  • Conduct walk through of production area of responsible product, make visual observations and report potential problems to lead operator and/or supervisor..
  • Check magnet samples and sifter tailings at scheduled frequency. Keep complete records.
  • Weight control audit – collect weight data from all production lines as per schedule.
  • Special experiment – help develop new and improved laboratory procedures. Assist in experiments designed to improve products and processes.
  • Calibrate lab equipment.
  • Sample, test, check against specifications, accept or reject incoming raw materials in absence of ingredient technician.
  • Miscellaneous duties – dispose of animal feed modules, clean fryers and retain racks as prescribed by sanitation schedule.
  • Be available for further training as may be required by Company. Carry out other such duties as may be required by Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor and Technical Manager.
  • Follow mandatory Plant policies and procedures: GMP, HACCP, allergens control, safety.
  • Sample, test, check against specifications, accept or reject incoming raw materials in absence of ingredient technician.
  • Miscellaneous duties – dispose of animal feed modules, clean fryers and retain racks as prescribed by sanitation schedule.
  • Be available for further training as may be required by Company.  Carry out other such duties as may be required by Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor and Technical Manager.
  • Follow mandatory Plant policies and procedures: GMP, HACCP, allergens control, safety.

Qualifications and skills

 

Associates diploma or Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience within Quality Assurance in manufacturing (food environment preferred).
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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