R&D Sr. Technician

  • Job vacancy at PepsiCo
  • Plano, TX, USA
  • Open until 2023-01-15
  • Deadline completed

Job description


A responsible and enthusiastic individual to support R&D product innovation/development team, duties include but not limited to the following:


  • Ensure labs comply with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines and established operating sanitation standards including allergen management and maintain labs according to AIB (American institute of Baking), Regulatory and internal PEP (PepsiCo) standards.  Participate as a member of the safety committee and the food GMP committee to assure compliance in the labs
  • Actively participate in WCL (World Class Lab) to promote new and improved ways of working, finding creative solutions to logistics and tactical challenges   
  • Consumer test product coordination and shelf-life testing management other than preparing, shipping, or submitting samples for tastings, sensory evaluations and analytical testing for internal and external meetings
  • Support the product development team on various lab activities, such as executing bench formulation as designed by product development Scientists, running process equipment as needed and supporting pilot plant and plant trials
  • Maintain up-to-date equipment list and assist in identification of new equipment
  • Coordinate outside service of equipment maintenance as needed
  • Manage ingredient and lab supply inventory (receiving, registration on system, inventory control, etc), as well as look for innovative and time saving ideas for the team to improve functionality and time management in the lab 
  • Manage product and materials storage both in the lab and at R&D’s warehouses
  • Be the point person for specifications and other crucial documents for incoming materials
  • Maintain the schedule of activities in the labs in alignment with the team priorities.  Must work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Must have ability to partner with colleagues to manage day to day priority changes
  • Demonstrates high sense of urgency for results
  • Provides excellent customer service
  • Contributes to training and development of others
  • Effectively and independently manages his/her time and priorities
  • Delta System, Micro & WinLims sample submissions 
  • Coordinate shipping both locally and internationally in support of PD and Lab 
  • Manage POs (purchase orders) including communication and partnership with vendors and purchasing & finances
  • Manage T&E (travel and expense) associated to the role’s needs 
  • Manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Other projects as assigned by Manager
  • Data processing (MS Suite) – input, organization, and interpretation as well as other development computer systems
  • Some travel required to support product developers and engineers (25%) 


  •  High-school degree & 3-5 years of work experience, lab experience is a plus
  • Computer proficiency required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change
  • Knowledgeable of GMPS and lab safety 
  • 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

EEO Statement

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


If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy.


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  • Seniority Level

  • Mid-Senior Level
  • Employment Type

  • Full-time
  • Topics

  • Food & Beverages
  • Job Functions

  • R&D Manager