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Packaging Machine Operator Intern

  • Location: Charlotte, North carolina
  • Pay Rate: Starting pay rate $19.34/hr with progressive increases through intern program
  • Work Schedule: Part time schedule build around school schedule
  • Requisition: #284673
  • Location: Charlotte, North carolina 28273
  • Pay Rate: Starting pay rate $19.34/hr with progressive increases through intern program
  • Work Schedule: Part time schedule build around school schedule
  • Requisition: #284673
Packaging Room Intern is a developmental position, designed to complement a two year degree in areas such as electrical or mechanical engineering, maintenance, manufacturing, mechanical, or related fields, by incorporating critical hands on experience as a machine operator into the education and applied training for classroom concepts and technical competencies. This program provides training and job experience for students with demonstrated classroom success, and will include both classroom and floor training. The first phase of the program will focus on understanding the manufacturing environment and supporting a Packaging Machine Operator (PMO) in daily job responsibilities. After demonstrated learning by the intern, the responsibilities and skill development will expand to include additional packaging room tasks and functions (dependent on candidate and duration of internship).

Summary of Job Responsibilities

The Packaging Room Intern with Frito-Lay is required to perform the following essential functions during the course of a normal workday:

* Attend necessary classroom and floor training for good manufacturing practices, machine operation, and safety.
* Support PMOs in the following job responsibilities:
* Safeguard product prior to packaging to maintain cleanliness and quality standards.
* Change and splice new film rolls (lift up to 50 lbs) for packaging.
* Obtain rolls of film from warehouse and transport to casing area.
* Identify and clear product or box jams and faults.
* Check that bag is properly coded, dated and sealed with a minimum amount of wasted product and supplies.
* Support SKU and or product changeovers, including inspecting conveyors and scales.
* Keep machines and designated work area clean and safe.
* Clean and sanitize lines during changeovers from one product to another.
* Set-up, calibration, and operation of packaging machines with high efficiency and accuracy.
* Perform basic preventative maintenance on packaging machines, to include cleaning and changing knives/blades, pull-belts, tape machines, and rollers.
* Troubleshoot packing machines and product lines to maintain performance standards.
* Other duties as assigned.


* Must be currently enrolled in a qualifying degree program at a participating College or school, or have recently graduated from such a program.
* Preferred completion of at least 1 semester in approved educational program.
* 1 year commitment to Frito-Lay internship required.
* Must be able to read and write effectively in English.
* Must have excellent communication skills.
* Must have basic computer skills and ability to interact with data based systems.
* Must be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs from floor to waist.
* Must be able to work in a warm environment.
* Must have the capability to stand while at work station(s).
* Must be capable of climbing stairs.
* Must be capable of cleaning with chemicals using protective gear.
* Potential allergens can be: parmesan, garlic, salt, particular oils (i.e. sunflower)
* Must be able to work approximately 16-24 hours per week (2-3 days). May include first, second, or third shift assignments as well as weekends and holidays depending on school schedule.

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 [1] EEO is the Law & [2] EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View [3] PepsiCo EEO Policy.

Please view our [4] Pay Transparency Statement.

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