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Laboratory Analyst

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Cairo, Egypt - EGY
  • Post Date: 7/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-24082

Job Description Summary

Performs non-routine and complex scientific laboratory assignments involving responsibility for planning and conducting a complete project of limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project; coordinates the efforts of other laboratory technicians. Individual contributor with comprehensive knowledge in specific area; ability to execute highly complex or specialized work; knowledge acquired from several years of experience or specialist training in particular area; works independently; may serve as a working team lead and/or supervise 1 or 2 lower level para-professionals.

Function Specific Activities:

Purpose of this job is to:

Work under the direction of the laboratory manager to ensure compliance with The Coca Cola Company (TCCC) specifications (KORE) by conducting laboratory analysis/inspection of incoming ingredients and merchandises, packaging materials, intermediate and finished products, and process verification samples in compliance with and according to the Management System (MS) of Cairo CP Laboratory ( ISO 17025, TCCC Operating Requirements “KORE” and Cairo CP Integrated Management System “IMS”) To maintain the main components of the laboratory's management system. This includes - but is not limited to - laboratory testing equipment and instruments' validation, calibration and maintenance, and purchasing of laboratory's supplies and resources.

Primary duties of this job include:

  • Carrying out validation, calibration and maintenance of laboratory test equipment and instruments in accordance with laboratory MS to keep maximum efficiency in terms of results accuracy and precision.
  • Conducting microbiological testing of ingredients, finished products, water treatment plant's samples and samples of processing equipment's cleaning and sanitation.
  • Implementing Cairo CP Laboratory's Sensory Program.
  • Approving test reports.
  • Participating in setting up individual's development plan, implementing the plan and keeping relevant records.
  • Adhering to TCCC Workplace Rights Policy (WRP).
  • Contributing in the continual improvement elements of the laboratory's MS.
  • Maintaining the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) of the laboratory and complying with the ESLP requirements.
  • Conducting the job in compliance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
  • Development and Validation of Analytical Methods to ISO17025 standards.
  • Management of service contracts, responsible for Troubleshooting and Repairs.
  • Management of purchasing, receiving and storage processes of laboratory supplies and services.
  • Monitor the laboratory accommodation and environmental conditions are adequate and comply with KORE requirements.
  • Other roles and responsibilities assigned by laboratory manager under the shield of laboratory MS and according to the latest update of the laboratory's Roles and Responsibilities Matrix.

Job Scope:

  • To achieve targets of on-time laboratory test results.
  • To achieve targets of plant KBIs by responding to requests from internal and external customers.

Inside the Company

  • Contact with all other departments (Warehouse, CRM, Production…etc.) to ensure readiness of raw materials and finished products.
  • Contact with all other plants and service centers such as Ingredients Quality Departments (IQD), Analytical Service Laboratories (ASL) and Research and Development Centers (R & D) for sharing knowledge, standardization and import/export good practices.
  • Communicate with other plants to share best practices.
  • Work in global teams for standardization and improvement of work processes.

Outside the Company

  • Communicate with vendors of laboratory supplies for purchasing, calibration, and/or maintenance of lab instruments.
  • Communicate with vendors of ingredients for troubleshooting, technical consultancy and complaints investigation.

Technical Qualifications

  • Years of experience: 0 - 2
  • Awareness of wet chemistry
  • Analytical/instrumental background
  • Background in statistics
  • Basic Knowledge of microbiological testing

Soft Skills

  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent written, spoken communication skills

Educational Requirement/s:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Agriculture or Veterinary
  • Work culture at Cairo CP community uses native Egyptian Arabic in communication. However, English is a must to deal with other different cultures, colleagues and in external communication.


  • Problems usually arise during and due to normal and routines day-to-day laboratory work. Solving such problems takes place through Cairo CP's Corrective and Preventive Actions Program.
  • Evaluating validity of test items and laboratory equipment to ensure accuracy and precision of laboratory test results.

Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to chemicals of different hazards such as toxic, flammable, corrosive… etc.
  • Risk arises from instruments or some instruments' components such as hot plates, UV lamps, Microwave… etc.
  • Sharp edges
  • Microbial contamination

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

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