R&D Sr. Engineer - Beverage Processing Innovation

  • Job vacancy at PepsiCo
  • Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Open until 2022-07-20
  • Deadline completed

Job description

Position Description:

  • Develop new process technologies for PepsiCo global beverage & ingredient processing innovation

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop research program project plans, including project scope, design basis, success criteria, timelines, resources needs, critical assumptions, and potential issues for new technologies and/or participate on teams for same within the filling, gassing, mixing, processing/preserving and sanitation/cleaning areas of beverage production

  • Manage research projects workstreams and/or individual projects, participate on technical teams on broader scope projects across multiple internal functions (R&D, Supply Chain, Procurement, etc) and external partners.

  • Utilizes in-depth knowledge and advanced problem-solving skills and an awareness of PepsiCo priorities to achieve stated results.

  • Design laboratory, pilot, and manufacturing plant testing; following good scientific protocol, controlling for extraneous variables and other experimental biases.

  • Collect data and analyze using statistical methods.

  • Interpret data and observations, and correlate with plant level processing conditions.

  • Write analysis reports, and make recommendations that balance/optimize product quality, operating costs and capital cost considerations.

  • Develop and prepare conceptual engineering designs, project definitions, design basis, cost estimates, success criteria, factory acceptance tests; aid in preparing commissioning/start-up plans and schedules.

  • Contribute to multi-functional teams within R&D.

  • Demonstrate thought leadership and influence within current function.

  • Stay abreast of cutting-edge technologies for possible applications.

  • Represent technical function on multi-functional business teams.

  • Willingness to take on additional tasks of various skill levels to enable the success of the overall team






  • M.S. or Ph.D. Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Food Engineering (or equivalent) with at least 2-4 years process research/design/development/commercialization

  • Ability to define, execute & manage projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in stressful, fast-paced situations, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.

  • Liquid process design knowledge a plus

  • 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

  • Background in development and commercialization of new products and/or support of operations strongly desired

  • Experience with ready to serve beverages desirable

  • Experience in project management a plus

  • Travel required (US and International)—estimate 25%.

Demonstrated Personal Traits:

  • Innovative/Creative

  • High energy

  • Strategic thinker

  • Willing to push boundaries

  • Team player (good interpersonal skills, able to inspire/lead others)

  • Positive, "can do" attitude

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.


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

  • Mid-Senior Level
  • Employment Type

  • Full-time
  • Topics

  • Food & Beverages
  • Job Functions

  • R&D Manager