Job Summary : Ensure the effective implementation of quality control and quality assurance systems to maintain a high level of performance and ensure compliance with the policies, procedures, practices and standards of the Company and local regulatory agencies.
Ensure proper monitoring and coordination of the laboratory's routine tasks to ensure proper compliance of the department's activities and other functional areas of the Plant.
Key Duties / Responsibilities : Conduct physical-chemical, microbiological and sensory analysis of raw material, intermediate and finished products, environment and packaging, including the proper use of quality documentation and procedures, interpretation and record results.
Ensure all analysis are performed according to and meet Company specifications.
Ensure all analysis are performed with integrity and objectivity.
Have the authority to give and give the usage decision (approval or rejection) over analyzed materials.
Support the measurements follow up to assure the effective control of operational processes.
Define the necessary actions in order to demonstrate the continuous improvement of the operational processes and assure the positive impact in the Plant key indicators.
Participate actively in preparing and implementing laboratory work streams TIPs.
Execute analytical activities in the Quality Control laboratory with a constant focus on the reduction of wastes and processes optimization and according to the analytical planning.
Execute analytical activities observing behaviors compatible with Operational Excellence (OE) culture.
Comply with standards and guidance stablished by the Plant Management System and specific to the Quality Assurance department.
Promote the culture of continuous improvement in all the activities in which it participates : GMP, GLP and Management System of the laboratory.
Participate actively and comply with the program of the Laboratory Management System (ISO 17025).
Perform calibration and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
Maintain the results and dispositions registered in the information systems on time and according to the needs.
Monitor the analytical results through SPCs (Statistical Process Control) in order to identify trends.
Use statistical and solving problem tools efectively
Implement new methods of analysis, already validated and approved by Corporate.
Conduct Shelf life extension processes, according to the Company Requirements.
Perform trainings according to the Skill Matrix.
Write, review and perform work instructions of the Integrated Management System of the Laboratory.
Comply with all provisions and regulations applicable to the conservation of the environment, occupational safety and health and GLP (Good laboratory practices)
Support compliance with the Quality Assurance program of the Integrated Management System.
Participate in the investigation and problems solving processes for situations related to their individual work or working group.
Participate in the sensory evaluation panel
Maintain the Sensory Panel of the Plant according to the Company requirements.
Participate in the department meetings.
Participate in internal work teams and necessary meetings in order to comply with the Plant and global metrics.
Perform the Management System internal audits.
Take care of the safety of the products by maintaining the personal hygiene, avoiding risks of cross contamination, complying with the ISO 22000 risk analysis and reporting the incidents that could compromise the food safety
Communicate identified situations that may impact safety due to changes or other reasons.
Assume the OE Change Agent role when required during the work streams and / or tools implementation.
Execute the required actions during the Operational Excellence implementation in the different work streams of the Laboratory.
Use the formal operational systems of the Plant for the right development of his / her functions.
Support and execute specific global initiatives.
Identify safety, food safety, environmental and quality risks and / or opportunities, and apply problem solving tools to ensure conformance and continuous improvement of processes.
Ensure the organizational knowledgemaintenance. Technical skills
Bachelor or engineer degree in Chemistry or Food Technology
Technical knowledge in quality management systems. Basic knowledge in microbiology and sensory analysis.Good Laboratory Practices.
Knowledge of Office package, user level.
Oral and written English knowledge. Intermediate level. CompetenciesResponsibility, Integrity, Effective Communication, Decision Making, Planning and Organization, Teamwork,Adaptability, Continuous Learning, Collaboration, Contribution to Team Success, Stress Tolerance, Job Administration,Support in Staff Development, Ability to Assume Risks, Development of positive working relationships. Educational Requirements :
Bachelor or engineer degree in Chemistry or Food Technology
English intermediate level
1-2 years minimum experience in food industry or equivalent. At least 1 year must be related to QualityAssurance area of any Concentrate Plant Travel Requirements :
Support to other laboratories of the system
Attending to seminars, trainings and other activities. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.