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2023 Graduate Program North America - Quality, Applied Health & Nutrition (AHN)

Requisition ID 41943
Position Type Kerry Graduate
Posting Type LI

How often can you find a multi-billion-dollar company that offers you flexibility to change in your career as your interests change? You just did. Kerry's unique culture and commitment to change in the food, beverage, and pharma industries offers support and opportunities as your interests and need to explore grow. If fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and global opportunities appeal to you, then introduce yourself!


  • Rothschild, WI
  • Norwich, NY
  • Rochester, MN


About Kerry

Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading and proprietary consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,000+ food scientists and local manufacturing footprint in 31 countries enable us to co-create with our customers across over 150 countries.  At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and will reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030.


Quality Overview

At Kerry, we hire graduates into real roles with real responsibilities from day one. This position will work closely with the Plant Quality Manager. This role carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, resolving problems and may be assigned to analytical laboratories, microbiology laboratories or both.


Key Responsibilities

What you'll do

  • Advises personnel in the special test procedures to analyze components and physical properties of product materials.
  • Compiles and analyzes test information to determine operating efficiency of process or equipment and to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Tests and analyzes sample products, adjusting formulas and processes based on results.
  • Prepares test solutions, compounds, and reagents for use by laboratory personnel in conducting tests.
  • Investigates complaints on existing products and responds to vendor or customer.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures for products and raw materials and maintains test equipment.
  • Develops and recommends test procedures for products and raw materials and maintains test equipment.
  • Analyzes and resolves, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Maintains time and testing records, reporting monthly.
  • Trains lab group on safety topic, quality procedures and business updates for the month. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Participates in other plant teams and programs such as Aged Inventory Control Team, Self Inspectors Team, HACCP Team, and others assigned.


Qualifications and Skills

What you'll need to be successful

  • A Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university in Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, or Chemistry
  • Knowledge of food safety principles and food process, eg. Exposure to HACCP, GMPs
  • Knowledge of Pharma processing Technologies i.e.Fermentation; Distillation, etc. and exposure to cGMP regulations
  • Knowledge of ISO standards i.e. ISO 9001; FSSC 22000; or a GFSI recognized scheme.
  • Strong science foundation demonstrated by time in lab (volunteering, research experience) and coursework in chemistry, biochemistry and/or microbiology.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Demonstrated interest in being hands-on in a manufacturing environment, e.g. internship experience, seeking out opportunities to learn about manufacturing.
  • Ability to understand results or impact, make quick, accurate and sound decisions based on results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively to all levels of an organization
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A curious mindset
  • Ability to travel and relocate
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA

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.

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