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QC Officer - Microbiology

Requisition ID 17331
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CO1
Posting Type LI


Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.


Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership


About the role


Kerry-AATCO's Sohar manufacturing plant is now recruiting for a QC Officer. Ideally we are seeking someone who has minimum 2 years of Quality experience in a food manufacturing company, However, we can consider Food Science / Chemistry graduates with some working experience as long as there is a strong concentration on Microbiology in his / her training. As there is a requirement to work in a rotating shift pattern, applicants must be comfortable to undertake shift work.

Key responsibilities


  • Act as main point of contact for production quality, food safety, and hygiene issues to all Value Stream Team members
  • Verify and act on negative trends / results from routine glass / foreign body inspections / hygiene monitoring activities (such as swabbing / water samples / chemical concentration testing), through a layered confirmation system
  • Provide system owner information on all quality and food safety related KPI’s at daily review meetings highlighting trends and areas for improvement to all teams
  • Investigate internal rejects (not right first time). Develop action plan and be responsible to ensure delivery.
  • Use appropriate lean problem-solving tools (including 8-step) to address the root cause of Quality problems and engage relevant staff
  • Investigate customer complaints, including responding to the customer where appropriate, and ensure effective action is taken to prevent recurrence.
  • Day to day management of the internal corrective action system and working with managers to complete and close out actions
  • Quality department representative at line trials where necessary
  • Active player in Customer and third-party audits: coordinate preparation of the site for audits, assist with hosting auditors, assist with responding to non-conformance reports.
  • Keep Value Stream Manager and Team Leaders aware of potential changes and issues as a result of non-conformances with a potential production related root cause
  • Uphold Quality KPI`s within the value streams and look for continuous improvement
  • Member of the HACCP team, responsible for delivery ensuring all controls are in place and being adhered to
  • Assist with factory tours, customer visits and provide feedback on outputs to all relevant parties
  • Other reasonable tasks as requested by the Quality Department Managers and Value Stream Managers

Qualifications and skills


  • Minimum Higher National Diploma or Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or relevant discipline
  • Preferred minimum working experience of 2 years in a Quality role in Food / Ingredients Manufacturing, although may consider a Food Science / Microbiology graduate for the position - candidates must have training / education in Microbiology
  • Analytical, self-starter, decisive and able to perform under pressure and a team player; strong leadership qualities, able to take instruction and perform work accordingly
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills and professional individual
  • Independent, resourceful and able to take pressure under fast pace work environment

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