Pilot Plant Supervisor

  • Job vacancy at PepsiCo
  • Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Open until 2022-07-25
  • Deadline completed

Job description

The Pilot Plant Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the Valhalla Pilot Plant Team providing Pepsi’s R&D with the highest quality product that meets all Safe, Stable and Legal requirements. The Team in Valhalla supports our extensive beverage business, not just in North America, but around the world.

  • Provide leadership in a team environment that supports the needs of the business units and pilot plant.

  • Lead scheduling and production planning of Technical center projects per trial request and required asset in support of R&D work plan

  • Schedule and facilitate weekly scheduling meeting with clients. Review scheduled trial requests prior to and during meeting, identify inconsistencies/conflicts and inform client & supervisor to resolve.

  • Measure daily performance by 1) batching accuracy, 2) line and production documentation accuracy 3) production throughput accuracy

  • Support/lead on-line trial request / schedule system (Process Gallery) implementation & improvement

  • Request approval process

  • Calendar utilization

  • Request accuracy

  • Coordinate inventory for central stock ingredients and packaging – measure by out of stock situations

  • Replenishment as needed using qualified suppliers

  • Manage Pilot Plant Procurement process

  • Manage packaging/ingredient inventories

  • Maintain sufficient supply at all items

  • Use current inventory management system for traceability

  • SOP’s

  • Pro-actively communicate cross-functionally with the Business Units, Warehouse, Purchasing, Maintenance, Analytical, Microbiology, Safety, QA/Food Safety and Sanitation groups.

  • Food Safety

  • Member of the Pilot Plant Food Safety Team

  • Support commercial production documentation

  • Supervise Pilot Plant personnel

  • COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role. Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law





  • Minimum bachelor’s degree with 15 year’s beverage manufacturing experience.

  • Ability to establish priorities

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Computer literacy with Word & Excel experience

  • Good communication skills

  • Hands-on experience using industry standard software QA tools a must

  • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent test resource planning, organizational and test scheduling skills

  • Strong communication and leadership skills with ability to communicate with all levels of the organization from senior management down to staff level



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

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

  • Seniority Level

  • Associate
  • Employment Type

  • Full-time
  • Topics

  • Food & Beverages
  • Job Functions

  • Project Manager