R&D Mechanical Technician

Job Description

Auto req ID: 194859BR

Job Description

Bring your passion and talent to our stage and continue to share our future and deliver innovative products to our consumers.

When your commitment to serve meets our Winning with Purpose agenda, we can leave a lasting positive impact on society and the environment. Find out how!

You care about what your work means to the rest of the world – so do we. Imagine what can happen when we work together.

In this role you will develop partnerships with Research Scientists and Engineers to effectively and efficiently meet business objectives. Develop in-depth knowledge of and experience with technical methods coupled with some understanding of applicable scientific principles. Work independently with little or no supervision to meet daily objectives. Provide leadership in a team environment that supports the needs of the business units and pilot plant. Help develop the skills of less experienced technicians, new hires, and temporary staff. Have basic knowledge of most of the processing equipment in the pilot plant in terms of set up, operation and clean up, and demonstrate expertise in at least one area to support the needs of the business units. Use technical experience to drive innovation and communicate more efficient processes and procedures. Collect data, interpret it, and communicate observations to the Research Scientists and Engineers. Write Standard Operating Procedures for equipment or processing lines.

Additional qualities of a strong candidate:

  • Demonstrates ability to focus and clearly communicate ideas, issues or problem and communicates results of work in an impactful way
  • Travel to plants and co-packers to assist Research Scientists and Engineers or work independently
  • Work with the maintenance department to ensure completion of preventative maintenance, calibration, repairs, modifications, and fabrication of equipment in your area
  • Provide leadership to safety and sanitation programs as needed
  • Track inventory of raw materials, equipment parts and other QTG assets
  • Systematically recognizes priorities (differentiating between urgent, important and less important) and automatically adjusts work plans / schedules accordingly
  • Pro-actively communicate cross-functionally with the Business Units, Warehouse, Purchasing, Maintenance, Analytical, Microbiology, Safety, and Sanitation groups
  • Identify and recommend capital needs for the pilot plant


Educational Requirements:

  • Associate Degree related in Science/Engineering with 2 years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree in Science/Engineering with no prior experience or HS equivalent with 5 to 7 year’s experience
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ability to establish priorities
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Computer literacy with Word & Excel experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work independently without supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experienced in Food Processing equipment
  • Strong knowledge in mechanical operations of process/package equipment
  • Basic understanding of Programmable Logic computers and process software programs
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly
  • Willing to be flexible with work hours and also work overtime

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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