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The Coca-Cola Company Production Tech IV - Lead in Waco, Texas

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It’s an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company’s flagship market. We’re accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do – whether we’re innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we’re collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we’re returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people – with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace – are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

Responsible for efficient operation of production area through oversight and coordination of work tasks throughout different production lines.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Monitor and reduce line downtime and product waste in operations area by: flowing to equipment issues, involving maintenance in a timely manner, ensuring all adequate materials and supplies are available, providing tracking of equipment downtime, participating in root cause analysis, and fostering a teamwork environment.

  • Ensure timely and adequate delivery of supplies to the line such as: PPE/GMP tools, glue and consumables, cleaning chemicals and supplies.

  • Maintain an accurate inventory of chemicals, tools and other supplies.

  • Oversight, planning and execution of breaks and lunches according to company policies.

  • Execution of alternative work assignments according to business priorities.

  • Lead the execution of the recycling program by operators.

  • Ensure all products meet the company’s quality standards and checks are performed as required.

  • Ability to operate, trouble-shoot and perform preventative maintenance of production equipment including but not limited to Fillers, Labelers and Blow Mold equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with QA on any issues pertaining to the production line performance.

  • Maintain and follow through on punch lists generated by audits, inspections, or maintenance.

  • Maintain accurate records and logs as required.

  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the work schedule. Ensures the area is maintained in a clean, safe, and orderly fashion.

  • Work directly with cross-departmental personnel and management to problem-solve to ensure maximum production efficiencies.

  • Comply with all standard safety practices, safety rules, and all Company rules and policies.

  • Maintain proper safety conditions of equipment including immediately correcting or reporting safety issues to your supervisor.

  • Read, understand and comply with standard operating procedures and Safety Data Sheets.

  • Ability to identify deficiencies within area of responsibility and take or recommend appropriate corrective actions.

  • Ability to explain and demonstrate job tasks to all internal and external visitors.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required

  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in manufacturing required

  • Forklift Certified or ability to become certified in a reasonable timeframe

  • Must be certified on the training plan for this position within 60 working days of start date, to include certification on multiple pieces of production equipment including but not limited to filler, labeler, case packer, de-palletizer and palletizer.

  • Ability to rotate between and among multiple pieces of production equipment.

  • Read, write, speak and comprehend English.

  • Meet all basic plant employment criteria, to include a good attendance record.

  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull up to 50 pounds

  • Standing and walking for continuous periods, including 8-hour, 10-hour or 12-hour shift or required necessary hours.

  • Ability to bend, lift and/or twist.

  • Ability to work on multiple levels, such as catwalks, ladders, etc. and ability to work in extreme temperatures

  • Manual and finger dexterity

  • Ability to grip, grasp, and squeeze materials, parts, hand tools, and products.

  • Ability to hear machine operations sounds to detect defective parts, machine failures, and changes in speed and other routine running conditions.

  • Ability to trouble-shoot production-related problems.

  • Must have strong problem solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under stressful situations

  • Ability to work 8-hour, 10-hour or 12-hour shift or required necessary hours to meet the business requirements. This may include overtime and weekend work as necessary

  • Must be able to use a computer and associated software programs

  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service and Cost objectives.

  • Ability to read equipment operations manuals.

  • Ability to visually identify and recognize material, part, and product defects.

  • Ability to participate in job development training (i.e. trouble-shooting, etc.)

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

JOB LOCATION AND WORK CONDITIONS:

  • Work is performed in high-speed bottling, manufacturing, and warehouse environment. Work requires exposure to all temperature changes, high noise levels, working around moving equipment, tanks, heights, wet conditions, fumes, vibrations, dust, etc. Working hours must be flexible with the ability to work all shifts and extended hours as required.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Personal protective equipment to include but not limited to steel-toed footwear, safety glasses, hearing protection and uniform requirements. Hoist, hand cart, hand tools, measuring instruments, equipment operations manuals. Cleaning equipment and chemicals.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Train new associates

  • Participate on Continuous Improvement Team

  • Travel to vendor and other Company locations

  • Delivering presentations

  • Operate general office equipment, i.e., fax, copier, and supplies

Our Growth Culture:

One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

Curious

Keep seeking, never settle. Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.

Empowered

Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.

Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

Push for progress, not perfection. There are very few overnight successes. Greatness is borne of many little victories (and failures). Share v 1.0, test it, and make it better. Then create the next version. Because the moment we think something is perfect, it will be obsolete.

Inclusive

Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn’t enough. We need genius.

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.​

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