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Scientist II - Packaging Analytical

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 3/8/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
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Job ID: R-25401

Position Overview:

The Scientist II - Packaging Analytical role will perform routine and non-routine packaging physical performance testing, packaging material characterization including chemical and thermal/mechanical analysis. Testing method development and validation for supporting the development and optimizing robust processes for new and existing beverage packaging at our Atlanta Office Complex and Packaging Engineering Technology Center located in Smyrna, GA..

Function Specific Activities:

Function Related Activates / Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Atlanta Packaging Engineering Technology Center
  • Perform routine and non-routine packaging physical performance evaluation, conduct material characterization including chemical and thermal/mechanical testing on packaging and packaging materials.
  • New testing method development/validation and establishment of new capabilities
  • Maintain analytical instruments and ensure turn-around time and test result reliability.
  • Perform new instrument installation, software operation, method setup, troubleshooting, and data processing.
  • Maintain test request database and achieving test results.
  • Stay current with industry trends on latest packaging testing technologies and capabilities.


  • Packaging test sample preparation techniques;
  • Physical dimension measurement techniques;
  • Spectroscopy techniques;
  • Thermal/mechanical analysis techniques;
  • Physical performance measurement and other various standard laboratory equipment for packaging testing;
  • Review test request, Login samples, Prepare samples and standards for quantitative evaluation.
  • Run, maintain, and troubleshoot analytical instrument and other routine testing equipment.
  • Ordering laboratory supplies to maintain a proper level of inventory.
  • Organize his/her workflow and task schedules to maximize laboratory efficiency and dispose of expired retained samples and chemicals in order to keep the lab area clean and safe.
  • Interpret data from routine and non-routine analyses and record data in a computer database and in a technical report format. 
  • Strong in communication and team work
  • Work independently with minimum supervision


  • BS  in Engineering or related with 0-3 years pertinent experience

Function-Specific Activities

  • Perform packaging physical performance testing using instrumental methods in order to determine packaging performance.
  • Perform thermal/mechanical analyses using instrumental methods in order to determine the material properties.
  • Working with senior engineers and scientists to evaluate and validate existing test methods; and to develop new test methods.
  • Record data from analyses or experiments in a computer, log book or laboratory notebook.
  • Interpret data from routine and non-routine analyses in order to validate that ingredients/materials meet specifications and approve for shipment to Company plants.
  • Organize workflow and task schedules to maximize laboratory efficiency (e.g., prioritize sample analysis, assign tasks, preventative maintenance).
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation (e.g., troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance, calibrating and repairing).
  • Dispose of expired retained samples and chemicals according to schedules and expiration dates in order to keep lab area clean and safe.
  • Attend routine presentations and refresher courses regarding safety and environmental issues (e.g., waste disposal) to ensure up-to-date knowledge and adherence to related company policies.
  • Purchase laboratory supplies to maintain proper level of inventory.

General Competencies

  • Planning and Organizing: Establishing courses of action for self and/or others to ensure that work is completed efficiently in light of the strategies and destination of the department and/or organization.
  • Acting with Integrity: Maintaining a commitment to honesty; models social, ethical, and organizational values; firmly adhering to codes of conduct and ethical principles.
  • Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Contributing to Team Success: Actively participating as a committed member of a team and working with other team members to help complete goals and deliverables.
  • Valuing Diversity: Acknowledging similarities and differences of others and using this knowledge to work effectively on a team or with individuals of varied backgrounds, cultures, styles, and views in an effort to improve performance and increase productivity.
  • Tolerating Stress: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

1-2 Years Experience

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.

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. Apply
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