QA Technical SpecialistThe Coca-Cola Company. - Atlanta, GA
Job Posting End Date:
January 9, 2018
30018510 - QA Analyst I
1153 Atlanta Beverage Base Plt
Open for Referrals:
Experienced laboratory chemist that is responsible for technical aspects of the everyday tasks for the Quality Lab as well as the Manufacturing area, ensuring compliance with formula specifications, testing requirements for all products, and batching instructions. This regional role is the link between CPS North America Operations (CPNA) (Manufacturing and Lab) with both CPSNA Commercialization and R&D. Must be knowledgeable in basic PICASSO interfacing as well as SAP quality modules. Role occasionally serves as backfill to the Quality Lab, so basic knowledge of procedures, instrumentation and ingredient and finished product testing are required. Familiarity with GMP/GLP, ISO standards, KORE and regulatory requirements are also needed.
Function Specific Activities:
Management of Formulas and Working Notes
Manage the logistics of Working Notes between the plants and Formula Governance
Maintain a Master List of Working Notes
Ensure Formula documents are being maintained in a safe at each plant
Review formula/product specifications in PICASSO in order to provide support to the Manufacturing area as well as support effective decision making/problem solving
Provide formula inputs for MFG process evaluations, changes and projects
Interaction / Collaboration with R&D
Review formula aspects with R&D pertaining issues related to quality of parts
Consult with R&D adjustments to formulas and ingredient substitutions (e.g. juices)
Manage issues related to shelf-life, storage conditions and quality inspection parameters of formulas and components. Discuss situations with R&D and gain alignment on solution and next steps.
Collaboration and Support to Manufacturing
Works with production to ensure accuracy of batch composition
Trouble shoots production process problems based on analyses, data interpretation and formula specifications
Prepare specific SMIs based on batch characteristics and manufacturing needs
Support the finding of solutions for distressed and problem batches in order to minimize losses
Quality Master Data
Evaluate and maintain the required task lists for Inspection Plans for New Finished Products, Ingredients and Packaging materials (including BCP)
Evaluate and maintain Quality Management view in Material Master for New Finished Products, Ingredients and Packaging materials (including BCP)
Verify and confirm against PICASSO the shelf life and temperature conditions for New Finished Products and Ingredients
Support Quality Master Data updates for Inspection Plans due to KORE requirements revisions.
Identify and coordinate creation of Master Inspection characteristics when required for New Finished Products and Ingredients.
Create and submit Quality MDM request when required for creation of Master Inspection characteristics.
Main contact with global Quality Management team
Collaboration with Commercialization
Participate in monthly plant Commercialization meetings
Clarify and understand technical aspects of new/reformulated products
Participate in First-Time-Runs (when possible)
Participate in Trial Runs (when possible)
Represent QA in Quarterly Optimization Routines
Collaborate and align with Commercialization Formula Managers
Provide support to tasks like Shelf Life Extensions, Non-Conforming Materials, Problem Solving, and Quality Audits as needed (BBP & CRI)
Other duties as required
Quality, Occupational Safety & Environmental General Responsibilities
Participates in the definition of individual and team objectives / metrics that contribute to continuous improvement, focusing on the quality, occupational safety and environmental aspects.
General Aspects of the Position:
Generally works in a closed environment, in laboratory conditions, with normal level of noise and controllable changes of temperature.
Needs to walk, bend the body, lean, and/or be seated for long periods of time.
Performs light physical effort with little exposure to adverse conditions.
Works with a personal computer and programs to prepare documents or reports and present these to others as necessary.
Applies communication skills to perform work and coordinate with others.
Utilizes advanced skills of reading, writing, speaking, analytical capacity and high level of professional judgment to resolve problems affecting work area.
In the lab, associate can be exposed to fumes, dust, strong odors, and/or high temperatures. Must use protective personal equipment as applicable.
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or similar science field
Related Work Experience:
At least 2 years (manufacturing experience preferred)
Drive Innovation: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation)
Collaborate with System and Stakeholders: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)
Act Like an Owner :
Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders
Inspire Others :
Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible
Develop Self and Others :
Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential
Growth Mindset: Demonstrates Curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
Smart Risk: Makes bold decisions/recommendations
Externally Focused: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices, or ideas.
Performance Driven & Accountable: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
Fast/Agile: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure
Empowered: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.
General Knowledge of Formulas & PICASSO:
Ability to evaluate, understand and apply formula specifications kept in PICASSO
Basic SAP Master Data Knowledge
: Skilled in basic use and operation of SAP. Understanding of concentrate formula and master data. Understanding of QA Master Data tasks and views
Attention to detail:
Ability to manage critical information with high-level of detail and accuracy. Be able to identify opportunities to reduce mistakes and better options for validating work to ensure high quality.
Knowledge and application of Good Laboratory Practices (e.g., handling of chemicals and glassware, preparation of standards and reagents, proper measuring techniques, data management, housekeeping).
Bachelors Degree or University
Years of Experience:
DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders.
INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential.
5 days 18 hours ago
applyQA Technical Specialist The Coca-Cola Company. - Atlanta, GA, United States
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.
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