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QA Raw Materials Scientist

Company: Monster Beverage Corporation
Location: Corona
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Quality Assurance Manager, the Raw Materials Scientist is responsible for developing specifications, validating, and approving raw materials use in the manufacture of Monster Energy products on a global basis. In addition, the Raw Material Scientist will work closely with New Product Development, Purchasing and contract manufacturers to oversee and manage blend uniformity validations of vitamin and energy blends to ensure compliance to relevant regulatory requirements and company standards. Essential Job Functions:

  • Work side by side with the QA Manager in executing the raw material approval program by developing
    specifications, validating and approving raw materials, raw material program implementation and tracking of
    key milestones.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in resolving ingredient performance issues, test requirements/methods
    and resolving manufacturing issues to ensure compliance to Monster Energy requirements
  • Perform risk assessment exercises associated with the raw materials approval program
  • Understands and makes informed decisions pertaining to testing requirements for raw materials
  • Manage investigations related to ingredient deviations and out of specification events, both in-process and as
    related to consumer complaints
  • Develop and execute validation protocols for new/revised powder blends
  • Conduct audits of ingredient manufacturers, powder blend operations, and flavor houses as necessary to
    support the raw material approval process
  • Conduct audits of contract laboratory facilities
  • Conduct Laboratory Investigations as needed with contract testing laboratories Position Requirements: Experience:
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with a food or dietary supplement manufacturer
    • Working knowledge of global pharmacopeias such as USP, EP, JP, BP, Ph. Eur
    • Other FDA regulated industry experience in a quality or regulatory department is preferred
    • Experience with supplier qualification, powder blending, risk management, deviation investigation
    • Experience presenting technical data, technical reports for internal and external use Education, Certification, Licenses & Registrations Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Engineering, Life Sciences or other related
      technical degree, Master's degree preferred. Skills: Must be able to perform with minimal direction, must be team-oriented and willing to work collaboratively.
      Must have demonstrated initiative and desire to work in a dynamic work environment with multiple demands.
      Must be detailed oriented and be able to follow written and oral instructions. Must be able to multi-task and
      follow-up when responses are needed.
      Computer skills including Microsoft Office
      Professional conduct when addressing matters with contract manufacturers and 3rd party test labs Physical Demands: Light level of physical effort required for a variety of physical activities to include walking, climbing stairs, and
      standing or sitting at a workstation. Ability to talk and hear persons contacted on the job, able to lift and
      carrying up 25 lbs. objects occasionally, able to bend occasionally, able to twist body occasionally, able to
      ascend and descend ladders.
      Travel: Approximately 30%, including international Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Monster Beverage Corporation, Corona , QA Raw Materials Scientist, Other , Corona, California

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