Lab Technician

2-4 years
3 days ago
Job Description

About the role

The role entails ensuring compliance with MS ISO/IEC 17025 standards, established quality control procedures, policies, and standards within the Microbiological Laboratory, QA Department, and designated plant location. The objective is to maintain the highest product and material quality, meeting customer expectations.

Duties include conducting microbiological testing on finished products, specific raw materials, and overseeing the environmental monitoring program (EMP).

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct microbiological testing on finished goods, raw materials, and EMP samples in accordance with specified parameters and testing methods.

  • Prepare samples for external laboratory testing.

  • Utilize aseptic techniques to composite finished product samples as per the testing plan.

  • Perform checks and in-house calibration of necessary equipment in the microbiological lab as per the defined frequency.

  • Prepare relevant media following working instructions.

  • Assist Microbiologists with lab work and improvements.

  • Maintain cleanliness, tidiness, and adherence to 5S principles in the Microbiological laboratory.

  • Work towards compliance with and maintenance of MS ISO/IEC 17025 standards.

  • Strive for 100% Right First Time by reducing missed testing and ensuring timely reporting.

  • Facilitate smooth task handover and information transfer between tasks.

  • Commit to training provided by the Microbiological Laboratory, QA department, and the company.

  • Ensure effective communication from superiors to subordinates and relevant parties, and report important matters to superiors.

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities as required.

  • Collaborate with personnel from other departments on specifications, complaints, and quality issues, and implement corrective/preventive actions for continuous improvement.

  • Optimize the production process to ensure all products meet microbiological specifications, and ensure all work is carried out correctly and presented well.

  • Prioritize health and safety at all times.

  • Understand the needs of both internal and external customers and consumers.

  • Perform any tasks assigned by superiors as required.

Qualifications and skills

  • Diploma or degree in a science-related field. SPM (science stream) with a minimum of 2 years of experience in manufacturing will also be considered.

  • Entry/junior level experience, oneyear of experience in a manufacturing environment will be an advantage.

  • Proficient in testing and analysis, especially in microbiology. Knowledgeable about product lines and general food industry manufacturing processes is advantageous.

  • Skilled in aseptic sampling and environmental monitoring.

  • Computer literate, specifically in Microsoft Excel, with strong communication skills.

  • Effective in management and cooperation.

  • Proficient in both spoken and written English and Malay.

  • Flexible and able to work odd hours as needed.

  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision, dynamic, result-oriented and able to work under pressure.

  • Good initiative and results oriented.

  • Exemplary leadership qualities and able to make difficult decisions.

  • A team player with high commitment and able to perform under pressure

  • Should be comfortable working in a fast changing and growing global environment where accountability, quality, timeliness are key components.




MS ISO/IEC 17025 standards
microbiological testing
in-house calibration
testing plan
difficult decisions
continuous improvement activities
internal and external customers
aseptic sampling
QA Department
5S principles
corrective/preventive actions
raw materials
MS ISO/IEC 17025 standards
relevant media
Microbiological Laboratory
aseptic techniques
global environment
quality control procedures
environmental monitoring program
fast changing
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At Kerry, we are proud to provide our customers &#8211&#x3B; some of the world&#8217&#x3B;s best-known food, beverage and pharma brands &#8211&#x3B; with the expertise, insights and know-how they need to deliver products that people enjoy and feel better about consuming.Kerry is a company rich in heritage and resources. Over the past five decades, our focus on changing lifestyles, the globalisation of food tastes and ever-evolving consumer needs has brought us to a market-leading global position. we are firmly established as a world leader in the food, beverage and pharma industries, with 22,000+ staff and 150+ innovation and manufacturing centres across 30+ countries.

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