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R&D Technician - Valhalla, NY

PepsiCo

 

 

 

 

Auto req ID: 160365BR

Job Description

 

  • Develop partnerships with Research Scientists and Engineers to effectively and efficiently meet business objectives
  • Develops 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
  • 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, QA/Food Safety and sanitation programs as needed
  • Track inventory of raw materials, equipment parts and other PepsiCo 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, QA/Food Safety and Sanitation groups
  • Identify and recommend capital needs for the pilot plant

 

Qualifications/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.
  • 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

For San Francisco Bay Area: Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

Please view our Pay Transparency Statement

 

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