R&D Associate Engineer Pilot Plant

Job description

Job Accountabilities:
 

  • Batching process includes lifting/carrying of ingredients and utensil’s
  • Review and learning the Standard Operating Procedures for equipment or processing lines to independently operate
  • Provide hands on support for planning, scheduling, execution, and documentation of Technical Center, concentrate and bottling scale-ups, plant trials and capability assessments.
  • Determine theoretical calculation & execute experiments as needed for point of failures in process and formulation limitations
  • Assist in the development experiments with CE/PE/PD team
  • Support the definition of scope, project goals, and success criteria
  • Clearly communicate project status, risks, and scope creep 
  • Execute pilot plant Concentrate and Beverage production trials
  • Interface with other key R&D functions (product development, micro, analytical, pilot and manufacturing plant personnel)
  • Complete Beverage and Concentrate Documentation to highest standards
  • Communication concise, clear, and timely
  • Test new raw materials for manufacturability impact on concentrate & beverage
  • Adhere to innovation stage gate requirements 


Critical Competencies:
The successful candidate will have a grasp of basic concepts in the consumer-packaged goods industry and demonstrate the following skills:

  • Organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills
  • Technical knowledge of unit operations used in processing of food /beverage products
  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone, online, and in person
  • Laboratory and pilot processing equipment “hands on know-how”
  • Teamwork: Ability to manage multiple priorities, think on their feet, and execute with speed
  • Initiative and follow through:
  • Independent decision maker in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Demonstrated self-confidence and communication skills with a multiple organizational levels and variety of groups, both domestically and internationally
  • Skilled in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word and MS Project a plus
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Qualifications/Requirements

 

  • Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree: Chemical or Food Engineering 
  • Recent graduate or 1-3 years’ experience 
  • Liquid process design knowledge 
  • Knowledge of design engineering, particularly in food science, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, sanitary piping practices and process and instrumentation diagrams 
  • Experience in a consumer products research & development function a plus 
  • Experience with development or manufacture of ready to serve beverages desirable
  • Background in commercialization of new products with CPG company a strong plus 
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    Demonstrated Personal Traits:
  • Innovative/Creative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional maturity
  • High energy
  • Assertive
  • Team player (good interpersonal skills, able to inspire/lead others)
  • Positive, "can do" attitude
  • 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

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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

  • R&D Manager
  • Other