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Manufacturing Technician - Lincoln

Up to £35821.74 per year
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Why PepsiCo?
PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies serving more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

Every day millions of people in the UK enjoy our oats, snacks, juices and beverages. The 4,500 strong team behind these household names is spread across our 10 UK sites. Our vision is to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. Behind this vision lies a passion for sustainability and a commitment to doing business in the right way. We strongly believe that integrating purpose into our business strategy will be the key to our future success.

Join the world of PepsiCo Supply Chain, Our factory in Lincoln is famous for production of tasty snack brands such as Quavers and Snaps. It's been part of the PepsiCo family for nearly 80 years and is the Lean reference site for Snacks production in Europe. The site went through a major upgrade in 2013 and is now home to our state of the art 'packaging hall of the future', making it the perfect setting for a passionate, experienced specialist to come in and help drive our long term sustainability..

Your leadership, innovation and problem solving skills will be utilised to the fullest; where in this fast paced and ever changing environment, we can go from idea to implementation in a matter of days. You will be inspired by the drive of your team and feel a true sense of connection and comradery with your colleagues who are proud to work in Lincoln.

Position Summary
Reports to: Shift Operations Manager
Direct reports: None
Working Hours: Continental shift pattern (4 on, 4 off) working 2 x Day shifts (05:45-18:00) followed by 2 x Night Shifts (17:45-06:00), then 4 days off. Working an average of 42 hours a week, plus an additional 15 minutes per shift to complete a handover.

Main Accountability
As a Manufacturing Technician you will be a key member of the production team where your actions will directly impact our overall site performance. In order to maintain the efficiency of our production lines, you will combine your technical competence with strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to lead and initiate change. With an aptitude to coach and mentor others, you will have the ability to adapt to an ever-changing, dynamic manufacturing environment, and be able to quickly identify and remedy machine errors as they occur.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Being responsible for a designated area, driving performance to meet, maintain and exceed quality, food safety, cost, service and safety measures.
  • Co-ordinating and motivating the General Operator team to achieve daily production targets.
  • Providing operational control for all elements of running production equipment to include set-up, maintenance and cleaning.
  • Monitoring, controlling and carrying out fault diagnosis using recognised problem solving techniques to maintain high levels of "up time" of assets.
  • Complete Mechanical Planned Preventative Maintenance to high standards to drive equipment reliability.
  • Taking responsibility for good manufacturing practice with excellent hygiene and safety standards within the designated area.
  • Complete a thorough and effective handover for your designated area, to the oncoming shift Manufacturing Technician.

Salary & Benefits:
  • £35,821.74 per annum (inclusive of 23.5% shift allowance)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday)
  • PPE provided by the business
  • Staff discount shop
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Long Service Rewards

What we are looking for:
  • Validated mechanical and maintenance experience
  • Demonstrable experience of machine operation, fault-finding and repair
  • Logical approach to problem solving, and practical skills on plant equipment
  • Skills in communicating effectively and mentoring/influencing others
  • Able to find opportunities for improvement and implement solutions
  • Previous manufacturing/factory experience would be helpful


If you're ready to build a fantastic career with some of Britain's best-loved brands, bring your unique talents to our existing business and, together, there's no limit to how far we can go.

PepsiCo are currently the world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages. We employ over 5,000 people across many different locations in the UK. Many of our brands are firm favourites for the nation – Walkers Crisps is the UK’s favourite crisp brand, Tropicana is the UK’s number 1 juice brand and Quaker Oats is the UK’s favourite oats company

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