The Clorox Company Technical Services Specialist in Pleasanton, California

Delivery of Clorox's 4 pts. of innovation growth and support of base business product changes is contingent upon completion and success of new or change development experiments and process trials in the Technical Services area. This position is responsible for supporting this work within a business unit in order to ensure product launch or re-launch success.

Make your mark

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Services Support of R&D innovation efforts:

  • Support the Business Units by working with PRD and Process Development Scientists in planning and executing projects to enable successful launches. This position would be interfacing with FDA businesses of Clorox. Independently define and complete work assignments, communicating in a timely manner with business team regarding project updates. Ability to anticipate and communicate potential issues, collaborating with Team Lead and Scientists to create alternate solutions to avoid project delays. Execute and coordinate experiment and trial report results through observation, recording, and analysis.

  • Support process and filling operations of FDA certified area. Assists in set up, change over, test run, cleaning, and sterilization of equipment for various sized packages and products. Set up, operate, and maintain filling machine. Work in all areas of production operation: weighing, blending, filling, packaging, and cleaning. Must be able to meticulously abide by all FDA standards and practices for manufacturer of food.

  • Housekeeping and adhering to all safety rules. Driving for continuous improvement in the process as well as safety/environmental systems.

Inventory Management:

  • Ensure availability of all required supplies to deliver project work on time. Contact suppliers to obtain documentation as required by FDA or quality standards. Maintain lab ingredients and supplies with tracking lot codes and expiration dates. Prepare all necessary materials for process trials. Actively maintain CisPro material tracking system.

  • Ensure availability and proper functioning of equipment to deliver projects on time. Ability to identify issues and provide input on solutions in collaboration with Team Lead or 3rd party vendor. Independently perform preventative maintenance and equipment troubleshooting, proactively leading any required repair work in assigned area.

Team Leadership & Training

  • Leverage experience to cross-trains other Specialists, Team Leads, and Scientists on established processes and standard procedures as required, ensuring they stay proficient on Technical Services operations.

Continuous Improvement (Systems and Processes)

  • Supports WCO processes through shared leadership of Team's continuous improvement work and execution of annual work plans. Contributes data and shares responsibility for analysis and reporting of Team metrics. Actively participates in weekly Ops meetings; shares leadership of report-outs for learnings, issues and suggestions for improvements.

Years and Type of Experience:

  • Specialists are required to develop full qualification in at least two areas of operating expertise.

  • Experience using CISPro or other inventory system

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in R&D/Manufacturing roles

  • Able to adapt quickly to changes in work priorities

Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products (Outlook, Excel, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-functional groups and collaborate with internal and external partners.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Excellent organization and time management skills

  • Physical ability to drive a fork lift, must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, walk and stand on hard concrete surface, frequent bending, squatting, pushing, and lifting.

Education Level/Degree:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. Prefer Bachelors of Science.

More About Research & Development (R&D)

From concept to reality, our team is building the next generation of consumer products. R&D is a community of engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, who are actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products -- from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. Together we bring consumers innovative products that deliver superior value.

More about Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2018 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list. We are featured in the list of top 100 companies in the Inaugural Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018 and ranked #47 on the Glassdoor 2019 Best Places to Work List for Large Companies. We also support our communities, and, in FY2018, contributed approx. $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing. The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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