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Lab Instrument Technician - Niagara Falls, NY

Requisition ID 39563
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI

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

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

About the role

Where you'll work: 

Niagara Falls, NY location produces organic salts, including propionates and acetates, serving Pharmaceutical, Food, Feed and Technical Industries.  With this long-standing and fully automated manufacturing site, Kerry offers world class quality products to a global market.  Our products fill vital needs in a broad range of applications that are essential to everyday life including food preservation, antibiotic formulation, dialysis treatment, energy production and more.


400 47th St., Niagara Falls, NY  14304


What you'll do:

Experienced analytical chemist responsible for method development of ICP-MS system and daily operation of the instrument.  Making standard solutions, calibrating the instrument, determining detection limits, determining spike recovery percent, determining matrix interferences with specific samples and troubleshooting.  Analysis of raw materials, intermediate and finished products against identified standards and specifications.

Key responsibilities

  1. Develop method for analysis of trace metals in anhydrous HCl by ICP-MS
  2. Daily operation and maintenance of ICP-MS system including analyzing samples and performing quality assurance tasks
  3. Perform calibrations and quality assurance tasks for gas chromatography systems used for trace gas impurities in anhydrous HCl
  4. Maintain record logs of all quality assurance tasks for all anhydrous HCl analytical equipment
  5. Assist with QA lab work as assigned:
  6. Analysis of raw materials, intermediates and finished products
  7. Analysis record keeping
  8. Certificate of analysis generation
  9. Special testing as requested
  10. Maintaining lab supplies
  11. Maintenance and calibration of lab instruments
  12. Preparation and standardization of lab solutions
  13. Maintain test methods
  14. Inspection of raw materials Certificates of analysis

Qualifications and skills

There are a few requirements you will need to be safe and successful in this job.


  • Education:  BS Chemistry or equivalent.  Masters level graduate student preferred.
  • Required Knowledge:  Basic understanding of chemistry and analytical methods.
  • Experience Needed:   Prior laboratory experience.  Experience with method development and EPA analytical methods.  Hands on analytical research experience with inductively coupled plasma mass-spectrometry (ICP-MS). 
  • Skills and Abilities:  Analytical, decisive, multi-tasked, and goal-oriented individual is required with the ability to manage time and resources. 

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 .

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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