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General Operator - Lincoln

Lincolnshire, Lincoln
£28961.54 - £30314.48 per year
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Position summary:

Salary: £28961.54 per annum (inclusive of shift allowance), after successfully completing your probation period pay will increase to £30,314.48 (inclusive shift premium)

Benefits: 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday), Competitive Pension Scheme, PPE provided by the business, Staff discount shop, Cycle to work scheme, Subsidized Canteen, Long Service Rewards

Working Hours: 12 hour shift pattern, of '4 on 4 off' (2xdays, 2xnights and then 4 off). This will include workings weekends and bank holidays.

Location: 55 Newark Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 8XN

About the job:

Our General Operators work in a range of areas including: Process, where you are involved in monitoring and operating the pellet fryer and seasoning equipment while ensuring product Quality is maintained; Packaging and Multipack, where you will be monitoring and operating packaging machines while completing important Quality checks; Raw Materials, which includes driving a Shunter to move trailers around the yard and booking in the raw materials on the SAP system; the Pellet Plant Control Room, which involves monitoring and operating the pellet production line.

  • 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 General Operator remit

What we offer:

At PepsiCo we are committed to the development of our people. You will receive comprehensive training for the General Operator 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 General Operator, Manufacturing Technician and Leadership route to Coordinator.

What are we looking for:

  • A strong work ethic and loyal ethos
  • 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
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment
  • A technical understanding and familiarity of machinery
  • Process control Room experience
  • HGV / Shunter driving experience

About PepsiCo:
Join the world of PepsiCo Supply Chain, our factory in Lincoln manufacturing site is one of our biggest snack manufacturing sites in the UK, producing a number of well-known brands including Quavers, Snaps and Poppadoms.

This site is already a great plant, but our ambition is to make it even greater as we also want to be the best and that's where you come in! 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 Walkers Lincoln.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with the Equality Act 2010, we value diversity at our company; it is an essential part of our success. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, pregnancy or maternity, marital/civil partnerships, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, disability or race including; colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.


Our 5,500 PepsiCo employees in the UK are the reason for our success. We are committed to recruiting, training and retaining good people.

Company programmes help our employees manage their careers, train for advancement, increase their knowledge and skills and participate in lifestyle and personal development opportunities.To attract and retain the best people, we believe in creating a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed.

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