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Laboratory Analyst ASL EMEA

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Ballina, Ireland - IRL
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-20032

Position Overview:

Function Specific Activities:

The primary responsibility of this role will be as follows:

  • Perform basic testing of raw materials, in process products and finished goods at a high level of throughput using the required methodology according to quality guidelines, with supervision.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Operate and assist in the evaluation, calibration and validation of analytical testing instrumentation. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Quality Management Systems (QMS).
  • Initiates continuous improvement (OE) within lab operations to enhance quality and service while reducing costs.

Functional Skills:

  • Ability to perform basic and complex testing of materials at a high level of throughput using the required analytical methodology on a range of matrices.
  • Demonstrate analytical chemistry, knowledge of qualitative and quantative chemical analysis or basic microbiology.
  • Understands theory and application of instrumental analysis to analyze ingredients, syrups, beverages, concentractes or other substances. Ability to leverage Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for data collection, review and release.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) laboratory and analytical instrumentation including instrumental theory, operation, maintainance and ability to operate, modify and repair laboratory instruments, LIMS and Quality Management Systems (QMS).
  • Ability to use all common software applications to support functions including creating spreadsheets, quality documents, LIMS.
  • Familiarity with accessing and loading information from databases for example SAP, documentation management systems, Share Point.
  • Ability to communicate technical information both verbally and in written reports that is understandable by technical and non-technical audiences; to produce report of results and recommendations that is clear and concise. Build technical relationships.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform basic and complex testing of materials at a high level of throughput using the required  analytical methodology according to quality guidelines.
  • Interpret data from routine analyses in order to validate that materials meet specifications.
  • Participate in various duties to ensure laboratory operation.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation (e.g., troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance and calibration).
  • Work to and ensure self and team compliance to quality management system requirements through training, documentation, quality records and audits.
  • Perform data audit in order to ensure accuracy of data and analytical processes.
  • Applies standard approach to record and interpret results, may report issues with peer review.


  • Engage in daily contact with key laboratory personnel e.g.  Laboratory Manager, other team members, understand Laboratory workload, priorities and other pertinent information.
  • Communicate with relevant other stakeholders such as R&D, Business Unit (BU), and other Technical Functions, and vendors/suppliers, providing information on testing, results and other facts.
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language is required.


Once the successful candidate has received appropriate training, they will be expected to perform at a high level and will:

  • Be familiar with required testing within their dedicated area;
  • Evaluate information to determine compliance with specifications or standards.
  • Interpret results.
  • Work with Laboratory Manager to ensure proper use of resources.
  • Interpret of databases for specifications, methods , standards & advanced analytics.
  • Contributes to summaries and reports.


  • Suggests innovative approaches to improve lab workflow, methods or other lab processes to management.
  • Problem solving situations, general and routine.

Education requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Science preferably Chemistry with a demonstrated aptitude to relate business and technical requirements.

Related work experience:

  • 2 years relevant experience in a laboratory in the food, pharmaceutical or chemical industry is essential.
  • Experience in analytical testing techniques desireable
  • Experience in Beverage technology and flavour chemistry is desireable
  • Experience of trouble shooting is desireable.
  • Experience in QSE management systems is desireable.

Cultural diversity

  • Fluent written and spoken English with strong communication skills required.
  • Ability to work within a global virtual team with many nationalities and a significant time difference in time zones across the team.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Leadership Behaviors:

  • 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. 

Growth Behaviors:

  • 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 AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

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