R&D Eng Assoc Engineer

  • Job vacancy at PepsiCo
  • Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Open until 2023-01-15
  • Deadline completed

Job description


 Slated candidate is being considered for this position.  However, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • 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

Note:- 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.


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

 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

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
  • Seniority Level

  • Associate
  • Employment Type

  • Full-time
  • Topics

  • Food & Beverages
  • Job Functions

  • R&D Manager