Vacancy for Quality Control Coordinator | PepsiCo

Vacancy for Quality Control Coordinator | PepsiCo

Job Title: Quality Control Coordinator

Company: PepsiCo

Location: Kosi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Job Description:
At PepsiCo, we’re looking for a Quality Control Coordinator to join our team at our Kosi, Uttar Pradesh plant. As a Quality Control Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained throughout our production processes.

Main Purpose:

  • Lead the startup of our green field plant, ensuring the production of high-quality products and fostering a culture of quality.
  • Stabilize the quality operations during shifts in our new green field plant.
  • Ensure key performance indicators (KPIs) such as Work-in-Progress (WIP), Leakages, and Zero Red Complaints are met.
  • Maintain the highest product quality standards and minimize customer complaints through rigorous online quality control checks and finished product inspections.
  • Implement effective quality control systems and standards for processes, physical systems, and the environment.
  • Troubleshoot during production to minimize wastage and maintain quality.
  • Uphold GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), GHK (Good Hygiene Practices), GLP (Good Laboratory Practices), and perform internal/external audits (HACCP, AIB, Personal Hygiene, Process audit).
  • Train and develop quality checkers.
  • Ensure the quality of potatoes used for production meets specifications.

Scope of Responsibilities (in priority order):

  • Ensure potatoes issued for production meet standard specifications.
  • Conduct COOK Tests to assess factors like undesirable color, internal defects, greening percentage, etc.
  • Report potato quality and pickers needed to the Agro Department.
  • Decide whether a lot should be accepted or rejected.
  • Conduct periodic COOK Tests for stored potatoes.
  • Perform online quality checks during production shifts to adhere to PepsiCo quality standards.
  • Conduct visual inspections and ensure machine operating parameters are within specified ranges.
  • Check peelers, fryers, slicers, chip conveyors, and seasoning tumblers.
  • Ensure timely peeling of potatoes.
  • Monitor slice thickness and free surface moisture.
  • Make decisions on introducing anti-foaming agents.
  • Record dwell time and seasoning levels.
  • Conduct analytical tests and decide on blanching.
  • Manage fryer oil utilization and quality checks.
  • Check fried chips for various parameters.
  • Monitor bulk density, moisture, seasoning, and dimensions.
  • Provide feedback to operators on corrective actions.
  • Communicate picker requirements based on online checks.
  • Address concerns promptly with shift in-charge and production manager.
  • Inform Quality Manager in case of crisis situations.
  • Ensure quality checkers make regular reports.
  • Ensure operators maintain quality-related logbook entries.
  • Hold regular quality wall meetings with production and engineering personnel.
  • Conduct weekly housekeeping audits to ensure safety and hygiene practices.
  • Inspect working conditions in the plant.
  • Ensure equipment cleanliness.
  • Manage hold material to minimize wastages.
  • Adhere to statutory laws (Weights and Measures & PFA).
  • Resolve customer complaints effectively.
  • Participate in TPM activities and lead/participate in TPM projects.
  • Promote a work culture that aligns with company growth.

Additional Information and Interactions/Complexity:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders like packaging leaders, shift in-charges, and maintenance coordinators.
  • Engage externally with CFAs, 3P Distributors, and Sales teams.
  • Provide proper training and support to quality checks.
  • Handle industrial relations situations related to quality.
  • Qualifications:
  • B.Tech in Food Technology.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with exposure to food safety systems and ISO systems.
  • Knowledge of FSSAI, HACCP, AIB, and TPM is preferred.

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