Job Location: North Canton
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.
About the Role:
Execute the microbiological, and allergen testing programs. Coordinate the inspection, sampling, and testing of incoming ingredients and packaging materials, in accordance with Company group policies. Facilitate sensory testing of incoming ingredients and finished goods. Work in close coordination with Sanitation and Operation departments to verify by environmental testing analysis that all cleaning programs are effective. Conduct root-cause analysis investigations when analytical deviation occurs versus specifications. Report to the Lab & Incoming Ingredient Manager.
- Assess and approve incoming ingredients.
- Inspect and perform basic tests on incoming packaging.
- Sample incoming raw material, in process, and finished product
- Submit samples and summarize data of internal and 3rd party testing.
- Support peers for laboratory operation according to Good Laboratory Practices including maintenance of the Microbiology Laboratory, equipment monitoring and calibration, and biohazard disposal.
- Perform Microbiology testing of raw ingredients, in-process, and finished products.
- Perform allergen testing to support the allergen management program.
- Implement the facilities environmental testing program according to EMP program
- Provide correct and accurate quality reports
Who we are looking for:
Education: Bachelors Degree in Microbiology with 4-7 years experience.
Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), knowledge of the microbiological tests in food. Able to perform specific analysis required for the product and process. Experience in microbiological plating and analysis. Ability and knowledge of interpretation of results. Be able to use instruments/equipment to perform such analysis.
Test of allergens detection performing Lateral Flow Devices and be able to use instruments/equipment to perform such analysis.
Knowledge of Environmental Monitor Program (EMPs), Environmental swabbing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), HAACP, Preventive controls for human food (FMSA, PCQI) would be a plus.
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.
Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.