R&D Intern FTC

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Support the R&D technologist in the execution of product development and proof of principle through to scale-up activities in-plant by working closely within the R&D team as well as selected crossfunctional working group member.
  • Compile R&D project timelines and trial protocols to ensure required support is available for use.
  • Plan resources for trials and when needed align priorities with R&D technologist and relevant project managers.
  • With support from manager, adapt experimental protocol to suit experiment as it progresses.
  • With support from manager, liaise with SC/OPS to schedule, organise low complexity trials.
  • Draft R&D technical data such as trial protocol and finished pack standards with approval from R&D technologist / Manager. 


  • Graduate in a Food Technology, Food Science, Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering looking to build a long term career within R&D.
  • Good technical and analytical skills, basic knowledge of statistics, ability to interpret data and distil into useful and actionable information
  • Understanding of and experience of working with experimental design.
  • Have an up to date knowledge of technology and be able to absorb and apply this knowledge
  • Food Industry Experience – 1 yr or great suitable
  • Supportive team player with an accurate, methodical, tidy and reliable approach.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Results driven, demonstrate an ability to persevere.
  • High degree of self-motivation combined with good organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Eager to learn and use initiative, self-starter.
  • Integrity, Safeguard the Company’s designs, formulations, processes and reputation in all matters
  • Creative thinking, be able to generate creative, workable ideas within the scope of projects.
  • Driving License will be an advantage.

“PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer in line with the Employment Equity Act”

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