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Lab 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.

Where will you work

What do hydrolyzed proteins, growth, and safety have in common? Our Kerry Norwich, NY facility!  We not only make hydrolyzed proteins and coating technology for the food and pharmaceutical industries, so if you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a facility boasting a 8 year safety record with ZERO LTI’s, we might be the team for you.

What will you do

Responsible for completing testing, maintaining documentation, and releasing of raw materials and finished products according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Kerry Standard Operating Procedures for the Norwich manufacturing site.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform sensory, physical, chemical, microbiological, and/or instrumental evaluation of raw material, in process, or finished products and release of materials following SOPs and specifications
  • Provide support for investigations of internal and external non-conformities
  • Develop and maintain raw material and finished product specifications
  • Perform special testing for Logistics Department, Product Development, Purchasing or other departments
  • Perform calibrations and qualifications on and maintain laboratory equipment within the Quality Control Laboratories
  • Review Production Batch Records to ensure compliance with manufacturing procedures, both hardcopy and within SAP
  • Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety. This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and practices, encouraging safe work behaviors, and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe behavior, which may lead to accidents
  • Will be required to handle hazardous waste
  • Entry of testing data as well as releasing of product in SAP
  • Perform other lab duties as required

 

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS (CONTACTS):

                A.            Internal:              Logistics, Commercial, Production and Warehouse supervisors and personnel

                B.            External:             Customers, vendors, as well as Kerry personnel from other locations

 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree preferred; AAS or equivalent combination years of experience and education.
  • Microbiology / Analytical experience a plus.
  • 1-2 years of laboratory experience preferred.
  • GMP and Manufacturing experience preferred.

What you'll need

  • Must have excellent math, language, and writing skills to include the ability to speak, hear and communicate as well as the ability to read and clearly write English.
  • Exemplary organizational, communication and interpersonal skills is a necessity.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems necessary -with experience in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and SAP desired.
  • The ability to multi-task, and plan workload.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:

All site employees are accountable for their actions that impact the health and safety of ones self, co-workers, visitors, contractors, products, and customers.  All site employees are responsible for:

  • Abiding by all health and safety rules and regulations of the site.
  • Regarding the safety of fellow workers at all times.
  • Reporting any unsafe condition or hazard to their Supervisor.
  • Contributing ideas and suggestions for improving the safety of conditions or procedures to their Supervisor.
  • Using individual knowledge and influence to prevent accidents and incidents.
  • Attending all required health and safety training.
  • Reporting accidents and incidents immediately to their Supervisor.


Nearest Major Market: Binghamton

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