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Microbiologist

Richlands, Australia Manufacturing & Logistics 05/07/2024 13750

We are Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) – a dedicated team of 42,000 people, serving customers in 31 countries, who work together to make, move and sell some of the world’s most loved drinks.  We are a global business and one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world. We help our 2.1 million customers grow, and we are constantly investing in exciting new products, innovative technologies and fresh ideas. This helps us to delight the 600 million people who enjoy our drinks every day. 

The Role

This role will be responsible for efficiently and effectively conducting product and process microbiological testing, ensuring that product quality and systems are of the highest standard.

The Key Responsibilities

  •  Conduct microbiological analysis on incoming raw material, water treatment plant, packaging, syrups and finished beverage products as per the approved testing method and schedule
  • Ensure microbiological safety of products produced by completing testing on time and raising any out of specification result immediately
  • Undertake microbiological investigations on out of specification results, create a corrective action plan and implement with the approval of the manager
  • Participate in root cause analysis to drive continuous improvement.
  • Conduct monthly GMP audits as per schedule and provide feedback to the operations team on areas of improvement with follow up checks completed once actions are closed out
  • Conduct spring water product testing results daily and authorise the release all product within specification
  • Organise all external laboratory testing that is required, action as required and file reports
  • Monitor incoming spring water, raise issues and manage the close out of actions with key stakeholders
  • Ensure all results are recorded on a daily basis, filed in designated location and archive as required
  • Participate in monthly safety observation walk, report findings in Beacon and take corrective action on safety issues
  • Ensure Micro laboratory equipment is calibrated and documented as per defined schedule
  • Equipment is maintained in working order and organize external verification as per defined schedule
  • Assisting with training of new staff

About You

  • Tertiary qualification, Microbiology preferred
  • Currently working in a lab testing environment
  • Has been working in microbiology lab for two years
  •  Experience in a similar FMCG industry role (working with water/wine/juice preferably)
  • Hands on style, roll up your sleeves, happy to get your hands dirty
  •  Excellent relationship building skills is essential
  • Permanent Australian work rights 
  • Currently based in Brisbane

Our Benefits 

  • A great opportunity to advance your career with a one of the world’s largest FMCG companies within a supportive and excellence focussed culture.
  • Ongoing support, training and development.
  • Free monthly product allowances from our world-famous portfolio as part of your package to share with family and friends such as Coca Cola, Mount Franklin, Sprite, Fanta and Rekorderlig Cider!
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Purchase Leave program
  • Company funded parental leave.
  • Private health Bupa employee program

Our success is defined by the passion, hard work and commitment of the people who work at CCEP. We have a world class team who are dedicated to delivering the best possible service to all our customers. We bring together our combined, diverse experience of different markets, cultures and consumers to go further together. We want CCEP to be a great place to work, where people can grow, be happy and be well in a safe, open, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We’re investing to make sure our people have the tools and capabilities needed to win.

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