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The Coca-Cola Company Blender (First Shift) in Northampton, Massachusetts

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.

About the role?

Supports quality engineers in semi-standard processes to ensure compliance with standards; works with QA engineers and manufacturing staff to ensure inspection and testing procedures are implemented and maintained; assists in the development of standards to meet quality specifications and recommends changes to basic procedures. Individual contributor that works under limited supervision; applies subject matter knowledge; requires capacity to understand specific needs or requirements to apply skills/knowledge.

Function Activities

  • Fundamental responsibilities include the ability to make quality juice product within formula specifications by controlling blending, perform and document all standard line checks and effectively communicate results to appropriate personnel. The Blender must perform cleaning and sanitation requirements to meet CCNA and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards. Batch product to support production and properly complete all batch documentation. Mathematically calculate batch corrections, keep accurate records as required to protect products, ingredients, processes and traceability information. Perform CIP on all blending equipment and complete all CIP documentation. Stage ingredients, inspect incoming ingredients and keep accurate ingredient usage reports. Maintain personal appearance, equipment and area cleanliness to ensure compliance with all GMP standards. Work directly with maintenance personnel, line personnel and management to problem-solve to ensure maximum production efficiencies. Conduct analytical quality testing and report results. Perform operator maintenance on blending equipment; troubleshoot and notify maintenance of equipment repairs. Comply with all standard safety practices, safety rules, GMP/company rules and policies. Audit and monitor programs and processes as required. Ensure that all security procedures are followed. Participate in corrective action programs and processes. Participate in and develop temporary studies/analytical procedures to assist in identifying opportunities for business improvements. Complete and accurate documentation of all activities during the shift including blending conditions, quality inspections, cleaning information and SAP movements.

  • Blenders are responsible for the safe and correct operation of all blending apparatus e.g. drum dumpers, choppers, mix tank, liquidifiers, pumps, hoses, hoists, totes, semi-bulk systems, blending utensils, process systems, ESL silos, conveyors, shear mixers and forklift. Blenders must have an elevated attention to detail with the ability to maintain precise documentation and exhibit professionalism and sound judgment. Familiarity with production equipment and operating and troubleshooting knowledge of coding equipment, on line inspection equipment and the ability to routinely assist production is essential. Ability to obtain internal license and operate a Forklift. Complete all training requirements listed in the Blender JQM.

  • Receive, unload and dismiss ingredient tankers, accurately complete all documentation.

  • Comply with all standard safety practices, safety rules, GMP and all CCNA rules and policies. Report and/or correct safety issues. Maintain proper safety conditions of equipment and surroundings.

  • Safely and efficiently operate blending equipment to produce top quality products using Lean system approach in a 5S environment.

  • Ensure safe and precise operation of all laboratory equipment, use proper storage, handling and disposal methods of all chemicals.

  • Perform quality inspections on ingredients and batches. If out of specification conditions are observed, notify responsible personnel and assist in resolution as appropriate. Follow procedures for Isolating hold product or defective material.

  • Maintain equipment per manufacturers and internal specifications by ensuring the completion of PM’s, initiating work orders, and integrating into the maintenance team during rebuilds and supplementary repairs.

  • Demonstrated computer aptitude using Office, SAP, SPC, EtQ and all CCNA electronic recordkeeping databases, complete and accurate documentation in all Quality records and databases.

  • Perform all Blending Operator CIP/COP duties and surface foaming with mechanical cleaning for all other areas.

  • Comply with all standard safety practices, safety rules, GMP and all CCNA rules and policies. Report and/or correct safety issues. Maintain proper safety conditions of equipment and surroundings.

  • Participation in training and qualifying associates, pre-shift meetings, team assignments and audits.

  • Satisfactorily complete all training requirements listed in the Blender JQM.

  • Ensure all tasks are performed toward achieving the Safety, Quality, Service and Cost Objectives of CCNA.

  • Ability to fully recognize and appreciate the value of teamwork by demonstrated participation Capable of sustaining a successful contribution level with little or no direct supervision

  • Above average math skills with the ability to calculate out and perform batch adjustments when necessary. Possess good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to sustain repetitious physical demands.

  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize and the ability to react to and utilize visual and audio stimuli simultaneously.

  • Capable of learning various systems used in the Blending process and using this knowledge to trouble shoot and diagnose system/operational failures

  • Comprehension of Laboratory procedures, methods of analysis and reporting formats as demonstrated by successful practice.

  • Personally disciplined enough to follow all practices and procedures exactly as specified

  • Capable of adapting to and successfully performing in a changing environment

  • Ability to be self-driven and proactive

Technical Skills:

  • Business Etiquette: Ability to communicate with others, via telephone or in person, in a professional and helpful manner while simultaneously building credibility and rapport. This includes the ability to understand, be diplomatic and tactful, demonstrate appropriate behavior in social situations and maintain composure in negative circumstances in order to achieve results.

  • Database and System Knowledge: The knowledge and skills required to access and collect data via Company-approved databases or the Internet. This includes the ability to complete electronic forms, produce accurate reports, conduct investigative research, explain data and communicate results. This includes maintaining current knowledge and keeping up with new releases.

  • Safety Procedures: Knowledge of and ability to proactively recognize and report safety issues or incidences and maintain a clean, safe work environment (e.g., customer safety, keeping work aisles clear, sanitary health practices, proper placement of tools and machinery, etc.)

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.


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.


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.


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.​