At Kerry, we hire recent graduates into real roles with real
responsibilities from day one. As part of the Sensory team, this role will
work under the guidance a Sensory Professional to execute sensory and
consumer tests which meet established business or project goals.
Key duties will include:
Seting up, accurately conducting and cleaning
up after all types of sensory tests + training sessions
Participating in descriptive + bench-top reviews as a panelist.
Occasionally leading panel
Independently conducting QC tests: weigh and prepare QC samples; conduct
the test and summarize results
Preparing products and supplies for testing
Accurately setting up and conducting taste panels
Logging in and storing product samples, ingredients, and lab supplies
Accurately weighing ingredients
Maintaining a clean, sanitary, safe and well-organized working
Maintaining adequate supplies
Preparing and shipping ingredients & supplies.
Studying methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color,
texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and
microbiological composition of foods.
Developing food standards, safety and sanitary regulations, and waste
management and water supply specifications.
Testing new products in test kitchen and develops specific processing
methods in laboratory pilot plant.
Conferring with food scientists, process engineers, flavor experts, and
packaging and marketing specialists to resolve problems.
Must possess or be working towards a PhD in Food Science or related
discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a history of
academic excellence and those with a proven history of applying academic
knowledge in a practical, hands-on way in lab, plant or pilot plant
Other qualifications of the ideal candidate:
Skilled at data entry and comments
Skilled in comment and table formatting for all difference and simple
Skilled in Compusense programming and basic
Candidate must possess ability to:
- Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and
maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Communicate verbally and in writing with diverse groups of customers and
- Demonstrate professional curiosity and an inquisitive nature by asking
questions, investigating cause and effect, solving problems, identifying
business improvements and approaching challenges logically and
- Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical
or diagram form, working with concrete and abstract variables.
- Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to
- Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw solid
- Taste and smell food grade chemicals, flavors and food products.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. All individuals will be
required to be mobile and work at more than one Kerry site through the USA.
Employees must have reliable means of transportation to and from work.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free
workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Where it All Comes Together for our Customers and our Employees
Kerry develops, manufactures, and delivers technology-based ingredients,
flavors and integrated solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical
industry. With revenue exceeding $7.5 billion annually, and more than
15,000 products supplied to customers in 140 countries, Kerry is the global
leader in food ingredients and flavors. Our customers include the worlds
biggest and best-known food and beverage manufacturers, retailers, and
restaurants as well as small companies and restaurants with very big dreams
which means every day millions of people
worldwide consume food or beverages containing Kerry ingredients. Our
success comes from our unique and unrivaled capability to combine technical
expertise with innovative solutions, making Kerry where it all comes
together for our customers.
Smart, creative, and determined people have helped Kerry double in size
every five years since our 1972 founding, and we know that building a
global talent pipeline is a key element in our continued growth. Many Kerry
senior leaders, including our CEO, joined Kerry as graduates. As a result
they remain committed to development, early access to senior leaders, and
real responsibility from day one.
We need more smart people who are nimble, adaptable and ready to contribute.
Are you ready for a fast-paced and exciting role where your career
potential is virtually unlimited? If so, Kerry is where it all comes
together for you.