Manufacturing Technician

Job Description

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Job Description

PepsiCo has an opening for an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Technician (MT) to join our busy Supply Chain Team based at our Walkers manufacturing site in Lincoln. The Lincoln Site was established in 1938 and has been the home of Quavers, a key snack brand of the Walkers portfolio for over 50 years!

Do you want to work with us as an MT where you’ll be a key member of the production team where your actions will directly impact our overall site performance?

In order to maintain the efficiency of our production lines, you combine your technical competence with strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to lead and initiate change. With an aptitude to coach and mentor others, you will have the ability to adapt to an ever-changing, dynamic manufacturing environment, and be able to quickly identify and remedy machine errors as they occur.

Do you like the sound of this excellent opportunity? Yes! If so read on...

Package Offered

  • This shift based role comes with a salary of £34,093.11 per annum (inclusive of shift allowance).
  • You would be working on a continental shift pattern; 2x12 hrs days 0600-1800, followed by 2x12 hr nights 1800-0600 (average of 42 hours per week).
We also have additional benefits that we offer: which include a defined contribution pension scheme, automatic Life Assurance Cover as well as the option to participate in salary sacrifice schemes, including; cycle to work, buy/sell holidays, gym flex, health cash plan and car scheme.

Site Benefits

Staff shop, subsidised canteen, free on site parking, along with all uniform and PPE!


PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit


Your Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Being responsible for a designated area, driving performance to meet, maintain and exceed quality, production targets, food safety, cost, service and safety measures.
  • Co-ordinating and motivating the General Operator team to achieve daily production targets, including direct individual coaching of the operators
  • Providing operational control for all elements of running production equipment to include set-up, maintenance and cleaning.
  • Monitoring, controlling and carrying out basic fault diagnosis and repairs on equipment and machinery.
  • Taking responsibility for good manufacturing practice with excellent hygiene and safety standards within the designated area.
  • Participate in QCDM (short interval control) meetings, conduct problem solving in your designated zone for GAPS to standards and deliver solutions for future preventive actions.

Qualifications / Requirements :
  • Validated mechanical and maintenance experience
  • Demonstrable experience of machine operation, fault-finding and repair
  • Logical approach to problem solving, and practical skills on plant equipment
  • Skills in communicating effectively and mentoring/influencing others
  • Proven experience in coaching teams to improve KPI delivery
  • Able to find opportunities for improvement and implement solutions
  • Previous manufacturing/factory experience would be helpful

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with the Equality Act 2010, we value diversity at our company; it is an essential part of our success. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, pregnancy or maternity, marital/civil partnerships, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender or gender reassignment, disability or race including; colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.