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Quality Analyst


Dublin, Ireland

External Job Description
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.

Arthur Guinness, Alexander Walker and all those many talented people that followed in their footsteps, cared deeply about the people and businesses they fostered, and the communities in which they operated. Our purpose, celebrating life, every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. We believe that living our purpose in full is to make the most of life - to be the best you can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community, and for the community

This role reports directly to the Brewing Shift Manager, and interacts closely with the Quality Manager and Production team members across the whole of the brewery operation. The Quality Analyst has responsibilities for providing Laboratory analysis to the brewing teams. In addition this role supports all aspects of the Quality Agenda on site.

Other key accountabilities will include:

Deliver accurate analytical data in a timely manner.
Maintain and calibrate instruments for analysis.
Ensure that the Quality Sample Plans are delivered.
Preparation of analytical reagents necessary for performing analyses.
Train new laboratory staff and Production personnel in QC tests.
Be aware of all site key performance indicators and own KPI’s relevant to the role and act to ensure that they are achieved
Utilise safe systems of working and own risk assessment of processes in the Laboratory.
Manage achievement of own training and development needs.
Support the development and implementation of the Quality & Food Safety Strategy on site
Support the site compliance to FSSC 22000, ISO 9000 and FEMAS certification by supporting audits.

We are looking for a dynamic person with great technical capability combined with first class interpersonal and communication skills who loves to challenge the status quo; proactively looks for continuous improvement opportunities and is looking to help develop best operational practice in the workplace. It is vital that the existing World Class Standards are maintained on a day to day basis and the person possess a core value that Diageo prides itself on – to be the best!

The successful applicant will have a third level degree in a related science subject or a diploma and a good level of exposure working practices within a similar environment. Previous experience within a food manufacturing environment is desirable combined with a detailed understanding of statistical techniques, including SPC. A sound knowledge of Food Safety Legislation and experience in the use of HACCP is highly sought after. You must also demonstrate high level diagnostic and problem solving skills as well as an ability to prioritise your workload.

A diverse workforce is essential to our success as a multi-national, multi-cultural business. Our aim is to foster a culture that provides opportunities for all, through the variety of different personalities, experiences and perspectives, creating a stimulating and rewarding working environment.

By creating a truly inclusive workplace that recognises difference and diversity of thought, feelings and actions, we can allow our people to unleash the power of being themselves, always, to enable them to Celebrate Life, Every Day, Everywhere.


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