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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.

About the role

The Quality Assurance Technician gathers samples of ingredients and products, performs testing and documents results to ensure they are in-line with product specifications. Monitors and enforces compliance with company and government regulatory guidelines in the areas of food safety, sanitation, and manufacturing requirements. The technician communicates the Quality Supervisor, the Production Supervisors and team members regarding problems and solutions that lead to the most productive outcomes.

2nd shift - Hours: 2 pm to 10:30 pm  Monday - Friday

$ 2,000.00  Sign-on Bonus, $1,000  paid at 30 & $1,000 paid at 90 days on the job.!!! 

Key responsibilities

  • Perform physical, chemical, and organoleptic evaluation using a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Responsible for the identification and isolation of non-conforming materials as well as issuing hold orders as appropriate.
  • Monitor and enforce company and government regulations pertaining to Good Manufacturing Practices and sanitation requirements.
  • Perform and document periodic GMP inspections.
  • Perform and document sensory evaluation as needed.
  • Performs Environmental Monitoring Swabs and third-party lab submissions
  • Support established pest control program.
  • Inspects rooms to ensure they are clean/sanitized and ready for production.
  • Assist in compiling quality and statistical data.
  • Responsible for laboratory equipment calibrations.
  • Gather and assess quality and statistical data through multiple software applications including Mapics, LIMS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Inspects product to ensure it is made according to specifications.
  • Performs sanitation duties to keep lab clean at all times.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP requirements.  Adheres to uniform requirements.
  • Audits HACCP paperwork.
  • Adheres to all safety rules.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and skills

High School diploma

With 3-5 years of QA experience


Preferred Skills

Computer skills, i.e. Excel, Word, LIMS, MAPICS,

Additional Notes

Work Schedule – M-F; Saturday and Sunday based on plant schedule with flexibility of work hours to start and end.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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