Food Science Lab Technician

Food Science Lab Technician Job at Mars Wrigley

Exciting opportunity to join the site R&D team in Laboratory Technician Role within Quality & Food Safety function as Senior Technician. The role is working on quality system operation and supervision, ensuring quality management system implementation in factories and compliance with MARS QMP & regulatory.

Technician- Laboratory

Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Category: R&D

Job ID: R78585

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Carry out day to day Lab analysis, CoA verification for RM/PM and Control issue through SAP
  • Provides deep technical expertise in all aspects of laboratory and analysis in physiochemical & microbiological for Raws , Packs , finished goods, , water and environmental samples.
  • Managing and coordinating activities of existing external labs and validating and establishing Mars standards in any new upcoming external lab.
  • Provide Technical support to the activities of product /pack development, releasing of raws, pack & finished products and to any type of root cause activity in manufacturing processes. Provides technical guidance and remain responsible for calibration of all equipment.
  • Lead functional expertise in risk assessment & analysis of raw, pack & FG for pune business and manage all data in GSQA/Nexus/Global software platforms
  • Forecast & manage Laboratory Budget (OPEX) related to testing & operations
  • Support the development and implementation of global Q&FS laboratory Standards
  • Support local New Product & pack Development activities by providing timely and accurate testing services
  • Take part in development of HACCP, for manufacturing unit to assure manufacturing processes and environments are safe from all hazards.
  • Lead key projects that generate step changes in RM/PM management and performance (processes, standards and tools) within the manufacturing unit .
  • Act as troubleshooting resource to investigate and correct RM/PM related non-conformities at sites, contract vendors and suppliers.
  • Managing Mars global proficiency test for internal and external labs. Ensure RCA & CAPA in place for any deviation observed in PT z score for in-house & external lab.
  • Participate & contribute in all internal and external audits viz., MARS Technical Audit, LRQA certification Audits, RSPO Audits, FSSC and implement corrective actions for Audit findings. Provide reports and analysis where necessary.
  • Manage all inputs to MQM /PQM /GSQA on Trials/Non-Conformances/Corrective actions Design and execute competency development programs related to functional domain for Supply, R&D, and other functions as required
  • Drive Quality & Food Safety related continuous Improvement programmes
  • Govern the compliance to MDM tool and provide the input within defined TAT.
  • Approve Artworks as per Q&FS mandated checks Govern the Mars standards and ensure the compliance to IVT/Mold & Mycotoxin/Hold & release/Bulk unloading/Traceability /NC Management.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Food science, Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent BSc/ MSc degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge of quality management system – FSSC22000, and quality program GMP/ Hygienic design, familiar with legal food safety requirement, food process technology.
  • Problem-solving skill and systematic thinking.
  • Communication and influencing skill.

Additional Information

  • We would prefer female candidates for this role.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose-driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry-competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


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