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R&D Analytical Technician

Valhalla, NY

Research & Development


Conducts chemical and physical lab analyses to determine the composition and properties of beverages, raw materials or ingredients, and packaging materials for research or quality assurance programs. Assists in the processing of samples to a condition ready for analysis. records and reports data in LIMS system.


         Conduct laboratory chemical and physical analyses and/or instrumental test procedures and calculate and report the assay results.

         Must be thorough with the methods, techniques and produce accurate and timely analytical results.

         From time to time, process submitted samples into forms ready for analysis, such as compositing samples and/or grinding solid samples to a homogeneous mixture.

         Prepare and maintain chemicals, chemical solutions, sample dilutions, and equipment as needed for the performance of analyses.

         Perform analyses on submitted samples using standard and other detailed methods of analysis.

         Capable of learning & applying all lab techniques, and learn new technologies as it's being implemented

         Maintain accurate records and documentation and assure the reliability of measurement systems by using appropriate GLP.

         Organize and purge all samples on a routine basis.

         Document all data in appropriate electronic laboratory notebooks, LIMS, and communicate results in a thorough format.

Critical Competencies:

         Work in a group and closely with the scientist responsible for the assigned analytical techniques.

         Is a quick learner, flexible and able to multi-task dependent on the types of work that the department supports at the time.

         Must be very familiar with and understand, follow, and execute all GLP and lab safety practices.

         Must understand and follow safe handling of hazardous chemicals and have an appreciation of the normal hazards associated with laboratory work.

         Knowledgeable in multiple analytical techniques, including HPLC, and wet chemistry methods.

         Must keep neat, orderly, and complete records; be able to perform basic mathematical calculations, and be able to prepare graphs and tables using appropriate computer software.

Knowledge and Experience:

         B.S. in Food Science or Chemistry with 1-2 years (or more) experience with basic analytical techniques in an industrial setting (i.e., research and development or a commercial manufacturing environment)

         Capable of learning and applying various techniques of analysis

         Analytical techniques include pH, titratable acidity, Brix, density, etc.

         Familiarity with LIMS and ELN is preferred.

         Good oral and written communication skills

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 Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Job Ref: 82250BR



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