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Batcher Lead

Tucson, Arizona Job ID 100355 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time
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Batcher Lead - Tucson, AZ

The Batcher Lead is responsible for performing standardized qualitative and quantitative tests on work-in-process and finished products to ensure compliance with company Quality and Food Safety standards. The Batcher Lead is also responsible for providing training and guidance to a team of Syrup Batcher Technicians.

Shift & Schedule: This is a full time position on 1st shift 6a-2p M-F. Flexibility to work overtime, weekends and holidays as scheduled is required. 

Responsibilities:

  • Organoleptic and analytical analyses of products at various stages of production to ensure compliance with company Quality and Food Safety standards.
  • Responsible for maintaining sound calibration and validation programs for lab instrumentation such as DMA, PFD, Carbo QC, Refractometer, Auto-titrators, Microscopes, Balances, pH Meter, Microbiological Luminescence System, Gauges, etc. Must be adept at determining that each instrument or device performs within the specified operational parameters.
  • Responsible for providing accurate results and exhibit sound judgment before releasing data used to adjust syrup tanks and release finished product to market. Must be able to qualify and quantify instrument and analytical output for validity.
  • Performs microbiological testing of water, sugar, finished products, etc. by membrane filtration technique. Performs surface swabbing on equipment.
  • Assures quality and integrity of raw bulk ingredients such as sugar, CO2, Liquid N2, etc.
  • Understands chemical principles and theories related to analytical methods and instrumentation, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP, Chemical Safety as well as lab housekeeping procedures.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of QA document and record control procedures, formula and specification control, consumer complaints, nonconforming materials and products, etc.
  • Perform statistical analysis of laboratory data and use data to recommend improvement in processes.
  • Responsible for weekly inventory and stocking of laboratory supplies as well as researching alternative sources to reduce cost without jeopardizing quality.
  • Responsible for finished product retain system management.
  • Train new personnel and existing laboratory staff/Syrup batchers on new procedures and techniques.
  • Conduct instrument and method development, perform validation programs on new processes and procedures.
  • Assist Quality Supervisor and Quality Manager with special projects as directed.

Total Rewards

  • Pay starting at $26.60 per hour. The employee will move to a higher rate of $28.00 per hour in the quarter after their 6-month anniversary.

Where Applicable:

  • Benefits eligible day one.
  • Benefits, subject to eligibility, and collective bargaining agreements (where applicable): Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid Time Off (including vacation and sick time), 401k with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and Mileage Reimbursement

Requirements

  • 2 years of experience in batching, blending, and mixing
  • 3 years laboratory experience in a dairy, food or beverage manufacturing environment preferred
  • 2 years of experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, as well as Infinity QS and SAP preferred
  • Must have computer skills, with ability to accurately input data
  • Must possess good communication skills, and the proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must possess the ability to effectively apply mathematical concepts and reasoning skills.
  • Must be able to complete forklift certification. Prior forklift experience is preferred. 
  • Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motion Ability to spend significant time standing on the manufacturing floor with some frequency of computer work

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Lift, push and pull up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to bend, stretch and stand during entire shift.
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, climb stairs/ladders, stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motions
  • Ability to work in a variety of temperature and humidity conditions

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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