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Quality Assurance Specialist

St Louis, Missouri Job ID 99243 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time

QA Specialist- Microbiology/Sanitation - Primary Location - USA-St. Louis, MO


The QA Specialist serves in a technical support role in QEHS supporting both the hot and cold network. The QA Specialist participates as a team member on cross-functional teams, and leads projects to keep projects advancing against rigorous timelines. This role is remote with approximately 50% travel is required. This role will also include Copacker and Research and Development accountabilities.

Shifts & Schedule: This full-time position will be supporting our Day Shift.  Additional flexibility to work overtime. 50% travel required for this role. 

Compensation: This is an exempt, salaried position paid on a biweekly cycle. Compensation is flexible and determined by the candidate's experience level.   


This position reports to the Manager Food Safety, Microbiology and Sanitation


  • Provide technical guidance based on test results and subject knowledge
  • Conduct Troubleshooting audits at manufacturing sites and establish Root Cause and Corrective Actions
  • Research, evaluate and recommend test methods as appropriate
  • Develop SOP’s for Food Safety, Microbiology and Sanitation processes
  • Recommend applications of new technologies or methods
  • Conduct Food Safety, GMP, Sanitation, Aseptic, and Food Defense Compliance Audits at manufacturing sites
  • Conduct Food Safety, Sanitation and Microbiology Training at manufacturing locations and at Bottler Quality University
  • Conduct production line microbiological validation and commissioning for Aseptic Processing
  • Assign microbiological specifications for raw materials, syrups, concentrates, and finished products
  • Support sites in implementation and on going compliance with FDA Food Defense Regulations.
  • Support sites in pest and sanitation troubleshooting
  • Provide clear and practical recommendations to sites on matters related to Food Safety, Sanitation, Pest Control, Microbiology, and Food Defense.

Total Rewards

  • Where Applicable:

    • Benefits eligible day one!!
    • Benefits, subject to election and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid Time Off (including paid parental leave, vacation, and sick time), 401k with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and Mileage Reimbursement
    • Annual bonus based on performance and eligibility


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology or Biology, Masters preferred
  • 2+ years of experience with a CPG company
  • Experience in aseptic systems a plus
  • Experience in RCCM of beverage processing equipment
  • PCQI, Juice HACCP, BPCS, FSSC 22000
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to check own work
  • Be self-disciplined and highly motivated, with a passion for excellence
  • Ability to identify, define and analyze problems to find root causes and identify possible solutions.
  • Ability to collect relevant information, identify trends and patterns, and communicate
  • Work effectively as an individual contributor and in the team environment
  • Ability to prioritize in a dynamic environment, with demonstrated planning and organization skills
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.
  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices and ability to perform laboratory functions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations



  • Interacting, and communicating with other departments
  • Ability to follow Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures as well as live our company values
  • 50% travel primarily within the U.S. but can include Canada and Mexico

Company Overview


Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity.  We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 


Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 


We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work. 


Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 


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