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Associate Microbiologist-1728343 - Carteret, NJ
Dr Pepper Snapple Group







Associate Microbiologist

The Associate Microbiologist is responsible for providing technical support to the Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician Line Auditors and Microbiology Laboratory technicians, as well as pertinent production lines (particularly the aseptic process), with regard to product/process knowledge, Aseptic Clean Room audits, and related instrumental and chemical analysis.


Join the team at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and make a difference by pursuing everything that you do with the determination that sets us apart from our competitors. Driving for results leads to recognition and personal growth within the company, helping us to achieve our goal to “Be the Best Beverage Business in the Americas”. The success that comes from within each of us is recognized, and creates opportunities for your growth in the organization.



Position Responsibilities

  1. Perform a broad range of activities associated with the microbiological testing of raw materials, finished product, and sanitation audits.
  2. Coordinate all activities around rapid and conventional micro testing, organism speciation, and validation of new technologies within the scope of the site microbiological testing and performance program.
  3. Perform all relevant microbiological testing of finished products, package materials and raw ingredients as specified, assuring conformance to specification. Maintain and manage all relevant records and documentation. This includes follow up to microbiologically related consumer issues and special projects.
  4. Provide hands on microbiological aseptic technique for the enumeration, isolation, and identification of microorganisms. Updates microorganism data base.
  5. Conduct routine aseptic process, environmental, sanitation, and related procedure audits to assure compliance to standards.
  6. Order and maintain required laboratory audit and microbiology testing materials, and assuring the laboratories are appropriately stocked to complete all in-process audits and testing requirements.
  7. Perform micro testing in and around all related environmental areas, to assure conformance to specification, compliance to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety and other Quality System and regulatory standards. Obtain potable water samples for outside testing.
  8. Assist in special projects, write related procedures, and assist in problem solving activities as required
  9. Conduct/Assist in hands on microbiological testing training for all of the Quality Assurance technical staff and Best Practice operators as required.


Total Rewards

We take great pride in offering our people benefits that are competitive. We appreciate hard work, innovative ideas and unending passion, which is why we provide a comprehensive set of benefits and options designed to fit the unique lifestyles of our employees from day one based on eligibility requirements. 






·         Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences (Microbiology, Biology, or related science field) and 2 years of quality experience with a focus on Microbiology OR High School Diploma and 5 years of quality experience with a focus on Microbiology

·         2 years of experience with HACCP, HARPC, Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices 

·         2 years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

·         1 year experience with SAP or a similar manufacturing software


Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is the leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 11 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes Sunkist soda, 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Crush, Mott's, Squirt, Hawaiian Punch, Peñafiel, Clamato, Schweppes, Rose's and Mr & Mrs T mixers.


Dr Pepper Snapple Group is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Dr Pepper Snapple Group recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minority/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled



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