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Quality Assurance Technician - Seattle, WA

Requisition ID 3491
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI
Career Builder CB 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.



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

Key responsibilities

Do you thrive in a  fast-paced team environment and work closely with production and other colleagues?

The Lab Technician makes quick decisions and uses sound judgement  to make rational decisions pertaining to recommended adjustments, corrective actions and disposition of goods.



Do you have a good nose and a desire to taste new products? 

You'll be  exposed to smell and a variety of flavors, products, essential oils and raw materials.


Accuracy Counts!

You'll be conducting required tests, analysis, and/or verification steps to assure that raw materials, batched product, and finished product exceeds established quality standards. The Lab Technician verifies conformity through measurement and assessment. 


Strong attention to detail is a must! Adherence to procedures, policies, and instructions, and the ability to follow verbal and written instructions is essential for this role.

The production lines are running non-stop in order to ship products to our customers and in order to ensure quality products are being released for delivery,  working weekends or holidays may be required to get the job done, and you’ll need the ability to handle high speed projects and work under time pressures. Examples are:

  • Conduct line Audits and Case inspections
  • Finished product testing: Physical, Chemical, or Microbiological as appropriate to assigned job.
  • Place product under Initial Evaluation
  • Product QA Holds/QA Releases
  • HACCP & HACQP checks
  • Documentation, record keeping and file maintenance
  • Equipment standardization, calibration, maintenance and record keeping
  • Laboratory inventory
  • Compile product, package, and ingredient data as required.
  • Sensory evaluation of ingredients and finished products as necessary


To be successful in as a Lab Tech, you’ll need the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution is required. College Diploma or University Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or relevant science is desired
  • 1+ years of experience in food, pharmaceutical industry, or manufacturing environment is needed to understand the needs in quality
  • Knowledge with GMP, HACCP, FSMA, FCC/USP/ASTA test methods
  • Ability to work overtime and on weekends.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for majority of your shift and/ or long periods of time
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft office such as excel and outlook



7224 1st Ave South, Seattle, WA 98108


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 . 


Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request. 


Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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