PepsiCo: Laboratory Internship opportunity

Job Summary

PepsiCo South Africa is recruiting qualifying candidates to apply for the Laboratory internship opportunity.

Location: Prospecton Plant Snacks, Durban, South Africa

Careers at PepsiCo

PepsiCo is proud to be one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies. Every day, we are dedicated to bringing our mission to create more smiles with every sip and every bite to life.

Our products are enjoyed more than one billion times a day in more than two hundred countries and territories around the world.

Our portfolio — including Lay’s, Doritos, Gatorade, Pepsi, and Quaker — consists of many iconic brands that generate more than US $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales, helping to deliver more than US $70 billion in net revenue in 2020.


  • Responsible for routine analytical and product quality tests including In Market Testing.  
  • Investigate out of specification results and implement corrective actions.
  • Ongoing trouble shooting to identify possible causes of problems and to improve quality results and accuracy of data.
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  • Feedback results on shift to frontline with respect to opportunities and possible corrective action.
  • Ensure all data reports are completed and the results communicated.
  • Conduct Allergen swabbing including managing and supporting all foreign objects and customer complaints on the line.
  • Calibration and maintenance of all equipment.

  • Control of stock requirements.
  • Documentation auditing and data analysis.
  • Responsible and accountable for Laboratory specific projects.
  • Coordinate projects related to improving quality and quality systems.
  • HACCP monitoring.

  • To ensure that AIB, food safety and quality standards are maintained throughout.
  • Manage and control all On hold, rejected and released stock.
  • Responsible for conducting Internal ASHA Lab Audits and active involvement and preparation in External LAB ASHA Audits.

  • Support during FSSC 22000 and AIB Audits.
  • Provide support during trials, commissioning or new projects.
  • Attend Production meetings.
  • Assistance with lab training especially practical training.


What will qualify you for this role?

  • Matric plus Food Technology Diploma or equivalent tertiary qualification
  • Computer literate.
  • Written and oral communication
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  • Integrity
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking
  • Results driven
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work shifts

How to Apply

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


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