Technical Application Engineer

Job Description

Auto req ID: 178149BR

Job Description

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This position resides with in the Discovery and Application organization of R&D located in Barrington ( IL) PepsiCo campus. This position requires good understanding of food process technology, ingredient functionality, and understanding pertinent product design elements from food safety perspective. The scope of responsibility includes - developing technical applications opportunities for Grains, Fruits and Vegetables and other emerging platforms. The role will also partner with external entities and strategic suppliers, as we unleash and progress key enabling technologies.

This position will offer a tremendous opportunity to develop technical capability programs, application models and technical solutions for consumer-centric problems. In addition, this role will engage in critical collaborations with product development, Food safety center of excellence, process engineering, and commercialization teams. The successful candidate will be innovative, thrive in an intense and dynamic environment, and use his/her creative and imaginative problem-solving skills to help develop and progress technology platforms for new product pipeline /platform development.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop research program project plans, including project scope, success criteria, timelines, resources needs, critical assumptions, and potential issues
  • Demonstrate idea leadership and influence others to, both within R&D and across other functional areas to progress and achieve milestones of technology programs
  • Utilizes technical knowledge, problem-solving skills and an awareness of PepsiCo priorities to achieve desired results
  • Participate and support IP strategy work and ring –fencing approaches
  • Identify and progress technology led ideas, build and develop external partnerships with strategic suppliers and research entities
  • Design and execute laboratory and pilot plant testing following good scientific protocol. Advance R&D foundational knowledge in application of good scientific principles and the utilization of improved techniques and approaches

Qualifications/Requirements

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science

Required Qualifications:
  • 3-4 Years of Experience in food/chemical and bio engineering or food technology
  • Or M.S. with 1-2 Years of Experience or PhD with 1 Year of Experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as independently on projects
  • Strong communication skills and a passion for working in a fast-paced and evolving organization
  • Good understanding food processes, systems and controls, ingredient functionality, food safety principles and bench top technical applications work planning and execution
  • Prefer prior food research /product development /commercialization experience in food industry
  • Strong technical approaches in developing/progressing technology programs in partnership with R&D cross –functional teams
  • Travel required (US and International)—estimate 20%

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular


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