Senior Engineer

  • Job vacancy at PepsiCo
  • Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Open until 2022-05-01
  • Deadline completed

Job description

Senior Engineer I – E08
Bring your passion and talent to our stage and continue to share our future and deliver innovative products to our consumers.

This fast paced, driven team of commercialization engineers focuses on the development of PepsiCo’s diverse portfolio of beverage product categories by bringing innovative ideas and making a direct impact on our success. This team leads the groundbreaking research using state of the art technology that stands out amongst the competition.

As a Senior Engineer, you will utilize your knowledge in chemistry, microbiology, engineering and other sciences to study the principles of underlying the processing and deterioration of foods. You will gain exposure to discovering new needed sources and research new ways to make processed foods safe, palatable and healthy for our consumers. Additional responsibilities include:

Job Accountabilities:

  • Organize and lead Concentrate and Beverage plant trials

  • Formula process Documentation completed to highest standards

  • Demonstrate early engagement to influence final product, process and/or package design

  • Develop and manage realistic & manageable commercialization timelines and plans

  • Clearly communicate project status, risks, and scope creep with impact to project team on a regular basis

  • Effective planning, scheduling, execution, and documentation of Technical Center, concentrate and bottling scale-ups, plant trials and capability assessments.

  • Contribute and participate in the leadership and activities of the commercialization team.

  • Work with internal and external business partners to meet commercialization objectives

  • Determine theoretical calculation & execute experiments as needed for point of failures in process and formulation limitations

  • Test new raw materials for manufacturability impact on concentrate & beverage

  • 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 be experienced in the consumer goods industry and demonstrate the following skills:

  • Organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone, online, and in person

  • Meeting facilitation skills

  • Team Work: 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




  • Bachelor's Degree: Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering 

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience , dairy experience a plus

  • Background in commercialization of new products strongly desired. 

  • 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 processing of ready to serve beverages desirable. 

  • Willing to travel globally 20-40%

  • Advanced software skills a plus( Excel, database management, PowerPoint )

Demonstrated Personal Traits:

  • Innovative/Creative

  • High energy

  • Strategic thinker

  • Assertive

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

  • Positive, "can do" attitude

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Adaptive, willing to learn


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

  • Project Manager
  • Scientist