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R&D Processing Engineer

Plano, TX 75074
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Job Description

This is a pipeline requisition for future openings:

We are PepsiCo:
Your Change-the-World Ambitions

Our Industry Transforming Goals
The research and development work performed at PepsiCo changes the world, quite literally! Our teams of scientists, technologists and engineers are breaking new ground every day to make a positive and visible effect on consumer health and our planet.
Were leading the way in developing whats next, not only being one step ahead of consumer demand, but also raising the bar on responsibility by collaborating upstream with the sales, marketing, supply chain and sustainability departments.
Ultimately, our goal is to make a global impact led by purpose. At PepsiCo, youll be making a difference in society while advancing the interests of our communities and planet, helping reshape the future by delivering innovative products in categories of not only beverages, but also snacks, nutrition and sustainabilitystaying one step ahead of consumer demand while raising the bar on responsibly.

Functional Description:
The PepsiCo Global Foods, R&D Core Process Function Department enables PepsiCos commitment to meet consumer needs for a spectrum of snack foods across the globe. This department of innovative engineers lead breakthrough research & development programs that deliver innovation, productivity, & global brand stewardship to grow our established multi-
billion dollar Foods Category. Within the department, the open role is on the Sheet & Fry Process team. This role impacts Doritos brand globally, and local brands like Tostitos/Santitas, and other Corn based products such as Fritos.

What you can expect to do in role:
This role requires application of fundamental engineering principles in combination with a creative mindset to develop novel process solutions. The desired candidate will have strong technical skills to work on complex projects from local pilot scale to commercial scale across the globe. Strong collaboration skills with PepsiCo colleagues and external experts are essential. The position
is located in Plano, Texas (a suburb of Dallas) at Frito Lay Headquarters, R&D Center.

Job Description:

  • Utilize engineering and scientific methods to invent novel technical solutions for regional and global deployment within PepsiCo.
  • Design and install pilot scale equipment necessary to demonstrate advantages of new processes technology and create innovation possibilities.
  • Define new capital requirements, specify unit operation performance criteria, and qualify new installations at commercial scale.
  • Lead global brand stewardship to maximize the scale advantages for PepsiCos existing businesses, maintaining market leadership.
  • Lead research in global sustainability technologies to drive reductions in water, electricity, and natural gas usage in the tortilla chip process.
  • Lead overall project agenda including: technical approach, setting timelines and budgeting.
  • Leverage external and internal experts for key scientific, analytical, and sensory research.
  • Perform detailed economic evaluations on new processes and estimate the potential business value.
  • Perform external scouting to source ingredients and food processing equipment and leverage vendor expertise to implement new technologies.
  • Participate as a R&D Lead in cross-functional business development teams comprised of individuals from a variety of disciplines, including Operations, Purchasing, Engineering and Regional R&D teams to scale successful processes to commercial production scale.
  • Create content and present project milestone presentations to various internal teams and decision bodies, including up to Sr. Leadership.

    We are hiring in Plano, TX, Purchase, NY and Barrington, IL

Qualifications/Requirements

Minimum Qualifications - Each candidate is expected to have:

  • BS Engineering degree or higher (Chemical, Mechanical, Food Process) and 5-7 years R&D experience.
  • Experience in process development, mechanical design, & modelling is desirable.
  • Demonstrated capability to effectively manage complex projects and multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proven skills to be self-driven and advance technical projects by leveraging internal & external subject matter experts.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to incorporate business needs into technical decisions.
  • The ability and interest to work in laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing scale environments.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments/ tasks.
  • Strong data analysis skills including ability to gain insights from data and provide actionable recommendations
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Possess a formal and informal network with professional and research organizations, and universities.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 25% of the time.

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline


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.

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

Please view our Pay Transparency Statement","city":"Plano","state":"Texas
Posted: 2020-10-15 Expires: 2020-11-15

Performance with Purpose


Out performing ourselves is a rush. That's why we perform with purpose. Together, we blaze new trails, succeed, celebrate and then do something even bigger. We never settle for second best. At PepsiCo we're not just committed to performing well as individuals, but as a team, to strengthen the company as a whole.

Around the world, we're working hard to give people the tastes they crave and the nutrition they need. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. New markets mean new ways of doing business, and new ways of addressing health concerns, cultural differences and environmental challenges. Every day is an adventure, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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