for developing thermal and non-thermal processing parameters for the
safety and quality of PepsiCo beverages.
Implement PepsiCo-wide policy on low acid aseptic products (minimum
requirements for equipment design, package sterilization,
Development of thermal processes for Low Acid . High Acid, and
Acidified Foods and Beverages.
Support ongoing quality auditing function for these
In cooperation with the process authority and other technical
resources carries out validation trials on new aseptic equipment, new
installations and new product launches. Re-validate systems as needed.
Provides support in developing thermal processes for retorted
products as necessary. Assist the process authority in
evaluating process irregularities and provide guidelines for product
Maintain regulatory compliance policies for the LACF category
worldwide. Supervise the safety of LACF, Acidified, and
High Acid products developed by R&D
Take a broad leadership role in the implementation and maintenance of
thermal process and aseptic technologies within region(i.e. Audits,
System Validation and Approval, Experimental Test Protocol, Pilot
Plant Test Protocol, etc.). This will require the
individual to execute work beyon d the scope of their individual
technical function in order to assess the feasibility and soundness
of proposed approaches, techniques, and/or equipment
Takes a broad leadership role on projects. Gaining alignment with
Operations and R&D is critical in maintaining these systems.
Manage the specifications for maintaining and approving
thermal process and aseptic systems across
Facilitate the transition to a common thermal process and aseptic
standard across all PepsiCo facilities. Communicating and
implementing to Operations and the co-manufacturers will be QA's
Participate in the development of the direction of standardized
thermal and aseptic systems for PepsiCo and collaboration to
harmonize all such systems. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in
Food Science, or other related technical field with a minimum of 5
years of direct experience in Thermal Processing and Aseptics.
Master's or PhD in Engineering, Food Science, or Microbiology
preferred. Individual will need to understand business strategies,
culture and work necessary to achieve results. Persevere in times of
crisis and handle adverse circumstances effectively. Assist people
through change and transformation effectively. Capable of influencing
people regarding quality systems. A team oriented person with skills
that effectively bring people and issues to decisive resolution.
Achieve results consistently despite obstacles. Monitor progress
against goals, identify issues and takes corrective action early.
Manages related functional activities to ensure the alignment of team
priorities with broader organizational initiatives, and works to set
culture and tone for their area. Must be innovative, detail oriented,
self directed and have good problem solving skills. Acts as a peer
coach to junior scientists and other non-technical associates. Must
have an understanding of the following; thermal bacteriology, LACF
regulations including aseptics, process calculations and lethality
determination, data collection and complex lethality calculations.
Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
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