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The Coca-Cola Company QA Technician II (Nights) in Auburndale, Florida

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It’s an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company’s flagship market. We’re accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do – whether we’re innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we’re collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we’re returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people – with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace – are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

About the role?

Perform quality auditing functions for CCR by testing, collecting data, and analyzing findings on raw materials and finished goods. Comply with FDA, USDA, and GMP policies. Carry out special projects as needed. Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service, and Cost objectives. Comply with all standard operating procedures and requirements under TCCC Quality System.

Essential Duties:

  • Analyze incoming ingredients, blends, and finished product for Brix, acid, flavor, color, pulp, taste, oil, ascorbic acid, foreign material, etc. as per specifications.

  • Perform microbiological analysis on finished product, incoming ingredients and environmental swabbing.

  • Receive and analyze incoming sweeteners.

  • Collect micro and shelf-life samples.

  • Monitor and inspect production lines to ensure that quality and package integrity are within specifications.

  • Verify that product codes, labels, cases, cartons, cans, bottles, packages, sleeves, seals, and shrink-wrap are correct.

  • Check fill temperatures, fill weights, and fill heights of finished product.

  • Perform complete package quality inspections as required.

  • Must possess and have demonstrated the ability to work well with others.

  • Demonstrate basic SAP knowledge.

  • Complete all documentation associated with quality checks.

  • Keep accurate QS reports daily.

  • Ability to research historical data when required and report findings.

  • Communicate technical and analytical data using reports, charts, graphs, etc. as required.

  • Prioritize assignments and independently manage time to satisfy business needs.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of EtQ software and generate corrective action requests and document change requests.

  • File QS and Production generated paperwork.

  • Place raw materials and finished product on hold.

  • Monitor sorting of hold product as needed.

  • Monitor all quality checks performed by production.

  • Set up analytical equipment and perform required daily calibrations.

  • Conduct Analysis using HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography), GC (Gas Chromatography and other lab equipment.

  • Use SPC control charts.

  • Prepare standard solutions and reagents.

  • Utilize proper chemical handling procedures.

  • Maintain laboratory supply inventory.

  • Monitor and inspect sanitation activities.

  • Analyze CIP and acid sanitizer solutions.

  • Maintain equipment and area cleanliness to ensure compliance with all GMP standards.

  • Assist blenders as required by the Team Leaders.

  • Ensure compliance with all CCNA policies and procedures.

  • Participate in the CCNA quality improvement process and the implementation of TCCQS as required

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. A minimum of 60 hrs of College (2 Year Degree) with 2 years wet chemistry experience is required.

  • A college degree in a science field may substitute for some of the experience.

  • College Degree Preferred. At least 4-5 months of Laboratory Juice Experience is required.

  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software applications.

  • Familiarity with Windows based programs.

  • Ability to perform basic laboratory skills in a safe manner.

  • Familiarity with basic lab equipment and glassware.

  • Ability to understand record and communicate technical data.

  • Ability to work independently or in a group with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work in an environment with exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals.

  • Ability to detect color changes in chemical testing.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand instructions given in English.

  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts or other work schedules as determined by business need, including overtime as required.

  • Must be first be Certified on the QA Tech I JPM and Training plan prior to starting on QA Tech II certification.

  • Must be certified on the QA Tech II JPM and Training plan for this position within six months of start date.

Working Conditions:

  • Majority of work is performed in the lab and on the production floor with extended periods of standing.

  • Work involves exposure to temperature extremes, high noise levels, wetness, heights, dust, moving equipment, vibrations and vapors.

Equipment Used:

  • Personal protective equipment including, but not limited to safety glasses, steel-toed shoes and hearing protection.

  • Common laboratory equipment, including but not limited to, electronic balances, colorimeters, torque testers, autoclaves, fume hoods,

  • pH meters, autotitrators, spectrophotometers, distillation equipment, density meters, turbid meters, refractometers, water baths, calcium meters,

  • stirrers, centrifuges, ovens, vacuum pumps, timers, micro colony counters, BacT/Alert equipment, ATP swabbing equipment, and incubators.

  • In addition, personal computers with associated software and common office equipment are used

Non-essential Functions:

  • Travel to other locations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Explain and demonstrate job tasks to visitors

Our Growth Culture:

One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

Curious

Keep seeking, never settle. Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.

Empowered

Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.

Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

Push for progress, not perfection. There are very few overnight successes. Greatness is borne of many little victories (and failures). Share v 1.0, test it, and make it better. Then create the next version. Because the moment we think something is perfect, it will be obsolete.

Inclusive

Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn’t enough. We need genius.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.​

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