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Laboratory Technician at G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Our award-winning facilities are nationally recognized for quality execution. Our behind-the-scenes team of forklift operators, quality control workers, line operators, service and maintenance employees play a vital role in producing and delivering our customers’ favorite beverages. This team values members for their hard work and determination.

Laboratory Technicians serve our internal and external by ensuring the quality of all products that blended, produced, and packaged by performing product and package testing according to established company standards.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:30pm - 10:00pm. However, candidates must be able to work overtime due to business needs. 

Job Duties:

Performs quality assurance checks and tests on finished product, raw materials (e.g. chlorine, water, raw CO2, sugar) and packages (e.g. filled cans and bottles) according to established company standards.  

Measures raw materials and blends product according to established specifications; adjusts blending equipment as needed to maintain quality standards.  

Adheres to all company policies, standards and procedures (e.g. OSHA and safety requirements, AIB and Pepsi standards, Federal/State/Local laws); wears all required personal protective equipment.  

Cleans, sanitizes and calibrates equipment (e.g. water and sugar lines, MicroBlend, CarboCooler, flex hoses) according to established standards; ensures equipment is operating according to established standards.  

Communicates with co-workers, supervisor and production management team verbally regarding the status of products, equipment and tests that need to be conducted on products and/or raw materials and other information; supervisor regarding questions or issues with daily assignments.  

Completes line check reports, water room reports, torque and seam check reports, calibration reports, batch sheets, time off requests and other required paperwork according to established standards.  

Maintains confidentiality of ingredient lists and formulas, product quality standards and other sensitive and confidential information.  

Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as needed to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required.  

Receives raw materials (e.g. CO2, sugar) and verifies paperwork to ensure materials meet quality control specifications.  


Education:     High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED); associate degree in chemistry preferred.

Experience:   1-3 years of previous quality control, laboratory or related experience. One year of previous beverage quality control experience.

Other Requirements: Knowledge of: beverage production and quality control process. Skill in: internal customer service. Ability to: work quickly, efficiently and independently; wear a respirator; multi-task; communicate effectively with other employees and develop good working relationships; adapt to change; read; write; measure ingredients; be trained on operating blending equipment, air and torque checkers, forklift, fillers, seam check, brix and CO2 equipment, and other mechanical equipment; perform basic math functions (e.g. addition, subtraction). Other functions, skills and abilities may also apply.

G&J Pepsi provides benefits-eligible employees with a comprehensive benefits and perks package that goes well beyond the number you see in your paycheck. From sponsored medical and income protection coverage to a generous retirement plan and great entertainment and retail discounts, G&J believes in rewarding its hard-working employees for their contributions toward the company’s success.

Diversity has power. It’s an investment in our present and our future. That’s why we celebrate and respect the rich culture and differences of our employees, customers, business partners, and communities we serve.

At G&J Pepsi, employment decisions are made without regard to: race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.