General Operator - Leicester

Up to £27574.86 per year
Closing date
25 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit


Location: 11 Bursom Road Leicester LE4 1BS
Salary: £27,574.86 per annum (inclusive of shift allowance). Pay rate will increase after a successful probation of 26 weeks.
Benefits: Competitive pension scheme, PPE provided by the business, staff discount shop, Cycle to work scheme, subsidized canteen, long service rewards
Holidays: 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday)
Working Hours: 12 hour continental shifts, based on a 4 on/ 4 off pattern across nights and days. This will include workings weekends and bank holidays
Start date: September

About the job

Our General Operators work in a range of areas including: Packaging, Process, Multipack and Services. In Process, you could be involved with inspection duties, manual handing, automation tasks carrying out housekeeping duties or carrying out laboratory tests. In Packaging & Multipack, you'll be part of a team packing product, operating and checking machinery and carrying out important quality checks. In Services you will be supporting the line by providing raw materials, quality checks and dealing with waste segregation to support our environmental commitment.

Key responsibilities

  • Operating and setting machinery whilst being accountable for a number of pieces of equipment, ensuring they are health and Safety compliant, at a set standard and identifying when they are not.
  • Understanding the cause for any drops in standards with machinery, along with the impact of this and how to rectify issues.
  • Understanding and interpreting numerical data and confidently communicating verbally and in written form machine performance.
  • Cover for colleagues absence as and when necessary.
  • Maintaining high safety, hygiene and housekeeping standards.
  • Proactively escalating for assistance from wider shift team where necessary if issues occur outside of the GO remit.

What we Offer

At PepsiCo are committed to the development of our people. You will receive comprehensive training for the GO role and will be supported during your probationary period to achieve the required standard. Those with a passion to progress will have the opportunity for further development to enhance their career within the wider PepsiCo business. The HomeGrown Programme is a development programme solely targeted at our frontline employees. Successful applicants will be supported in their chosen career path with an advanced apprenticeship standard e.g. Technical route GO-Manufacturing Technician and Leadership route to Coordinator.

What are we looking for?



  • A strong work ethic and loyal ethos
  • A flexible attitude
  • Conscientiousness and an ability to follow instruction
  • High attention to detail and the capacity to work at a fast pace
  • Strong communication skills on all levels
  • A problem solving and analytical approach
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment
  • A technical understanding and familiarity of machinery




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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