R&D Product Development Sr Technician

Job Description

Auto req ID: 206605BR

Job Description

Product development technical support required to sustain existing portfolio including regulatory compliance and horizon scanning, business continuity, supply chain robustness, support of Quality and Food Safety initiatives and adherence to brand and nutrition guardrails.

Position Description:

  • Perform all activities in a safe manner and within the context of all PepsiCo safety protocols
  • Accurately prepare beverage and beverage concentrate samples for experimentation by:
    • Developing a detailed testing plan with timeline
    • Scheduling production runs in technical center
    • Acquiring necessary ingredients and packaging
    • Coordinate the production and storage of samples
    • Submit samples for analytical or sensory testing
    • Thoroughly document experimental details in laboratory notebook
  • Maintain and document laboratory inventory
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized laboratory environment
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written, including timely and accurate documentation of work in laboratory notebooks, actively communicate status of research.
  • Utilization of interpersonal skills to work effectively within teams
  • Reaches out for guidance
  • Effectively work with members of other groups in order to maintain the lab or conduct lab work

Key Challenges:

  • Ability to manage multiple project tasks to support the individuals of the workgroup, manage time and expectations for group needs. Effectively communicate conflict of requests
  • Ability to communicate and highlight risks
  • Ability to quickly learn, demonstrate proper laboratory techniques and formulate products

Qualifications/Requirements

Critical Competencies:

  • Strong Bench Beverage development skills a plus
  • Ability to use bench scale and pilot plant equipment flawlessly to produce quality product to target
  • Ability to analyze problems, develop accurate data and determine causes
  • Moderate computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Good time management and organization skills
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
Knowledge & Experience:
  • BS in a scientific field
  • Ability to provide thought leadership on tactical aspects of projects
  • Outstanding team working and communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and communicate implications of experimental results

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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