PepsiCo, Inc. Career Opportunities
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Performing bumper to bumper repair work and preventative maintenance work on medium to heavy trucks and trailers
Diesel Truck Technician
NJ - Piscataway
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Enjoy Exceptional Training, Outstanding Pay and Benefits, Career Growth Potential and more

Top reasons to bring your medium & heavy truck repair experience Quick question for you - click here to Pepsi: PepsiCo is a leading global food and beverage company with brands that are respected household names throughout the world. We offer products to over 200 countries and territories, and our Global Brands are our biggest sellers. PepsiCo's flagship food and beverages, 22 iconic, billion-dollar brands, include household names such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Quaker, Aquafina, and many more. We were named to the Fortune 500 list of Most Admired Companies in 2016.

NOTE: We provide the information below for those who want to know a little more before applying. However, feel free to skip that info and click on "Apply Now," above.

The Requirements

To be a good fit for this opportunity you must:
  • Possess a Class A Commercial Driver's License Class (CDL) or the ability to obtain one
  • Be able to:
    • Pass a drug test
    • Pass a background check
    • Lift up to 75 pounds (with or without an accommodation)
    • Reach, lift, carry, push and pull (with or without an accommodation)
    • Speak English
  • Join the Union
Top candidates also will have:
  • Experience with heavy truck repair (tractor-trailers, brakes, tires, engines, 10-bays to 18-wheelers) and diesel engines
  • Working undercarriage knowledge, including wheel seals, hydraulic and air brake systems, etc.
  • Experience with light truck repair (trucks, vans, support vehicles)
  • Experience using shop tools (engine hoists, welding, changing tires, small tools)
  • Experience with preventative maintenance programs and activities
  • Solid computer skills and experience working with computer instrumentation, including diagnostics
  • ASE Brakes (A5) certification, or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire Quick question for you - click here
  • Your own set of tools up to 3/4"
Preferred but not required:
  • Experience with:
    • Working under limited supervision
    • Working outdoors (making road calls, responding to breakdowns, working in outside parking lots)
    • Maintaining up-to-date manufacturing standards
    • Gas engine repair
    • Repairing forklifts
    • Lift gates
    • Welding
  • Formal schooling in technical industry (such as certification programs, military training, technical/community college)
  • Completion of additional ASE or manufacturers certifications
We run two shifts -- 7:00 to 3:30 and 3:30 to Midnight. You will need to be willing to work any shift, Monday through Saturday. Second shift and weekends include differential pay.

The Role

You will report to the Shop Lead and join a team of 6-7 technicians at our 8-bay, Piscataway, NJ facility. The team is a nice mix of long-tenured and newer technicians. This is a busy production plant with 300 different vehicles ranging from 53-foot tractor-trailers to single day cabs to F350s, beverage equipment trucks and forklifts. Most are International with a few Volvos.

You'll focus on scheduled preventative maintenance and also perform diagnostics and a full range of repair work. Quick question for you - click here Our goal is to do everything in the shop from PM to major engine repairs. On occasion, you may make road calls.

Working with a high degree of independence, you will:
  • Diagnose failures of vehicles and disassemble, repair and reassemble parts as necessary
  • Use computer-based diagnostics to connect with modern truck interfaces
  • Make basic use of computers for email and web browsers
  • Adhere to DOT regulations
  • Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles
  • Maintain vehicle records as required
  • Maintain and repair fleet equipment
  • Fill out all necessary documents
  • Maintain records such as daily check lists
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

More Good Reasons to Join Us

Excellent Compensation
In addition to a competitive wage we offer comprehensive benefits that include health care benefits, a 401(k) including a company contribution, paid time off, generous parental leave, uniforms, tool allowance, and much more.

Positive Impact
In our company, Diesel Truck Technician is a very important role. Your skills and performance enable us to serve our customers on time and with the quality service they expect.

Strong Training
  • There are professionals on-site who can help you obtain a Class A CDL, if you don't already have one.
  • You will be able to access world-class resources for ongoing training
  • We'll train you on forklift repair if you don't already know it
  • ASE certifications are encouraged, and we'll pay for them
Career options
Mechanics like working at PepsiCo, which is why we have a high number of long-term employees. Based on your skills, performance and certifications you could move up the ranks of the technician role and even set your sights on pursuing a Shop Lead position down the road. You can pursue advancement opportunities and bid for shifts in Piscataway or our facilities in Ashbury Park, Kearny or East Hanover. 

Diversity as a Way of Life
We value and promote diversity, including offering internal support. For example, our employee resource groups do more than celebrate inclusion -- they make it a way of life. But don't just take our word for it! We've won awards from groups such as:
  • Diversity Business magazine
  • LatinaStyle
  • Black Enterprise
  • Corporate Equality Index
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
  • Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Video: PepsiCo is partnering with the Nature Conservancy to protect clean drinking water by recycling. The more people recycle Pepsi containers, the more we will donate to the Nature Conservancy to protect water at its source. By 2018 PepsiCo will donate up to $5 million to this effort.

Keys to Success

Success will also require the following:
  • A strong commitment to safety awareness
  • The ability to work independently
  • Solid interpersonal skills with a commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically with delivery drivers who typically don't have the mechanical knowledge you have
  • Flexibility as priorities change
  • A positive attendance record and satisfactory work history

Enjoy Exceptional Training, Outstanding Pay and Benefits, Career Growth Potential and more

Top reasons to bring your medium & heavy truck repair experience Quick question for you - click here to Pepsi: PepsiCo is a leading global food and beverage company with brands that are respected household names throughout the world. We offer products to over 200 countries and territories, and our Global Brands are our biggest sellers. PepsiCo's flagship food and beverages, 22 iconic, billion-dollar brands, include household names such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Quaker, Aquafina, and many more. We were named to the Fortune 500 list of Most Admired Companies in 2016.

NOTE: We provide the information below for those who want to know a little more before applying. However, feel free to skip that info and click on "Apply Now," above.

The Requirements

To be a good fit for this opportunity you must:
  • Possess a Class A Commercial Driver's License Class (CDL) or the ability to obtain one
  • Be able to:
    • Pass a drug test
    • Pass a background check
    • Lift up to 75 pounds (with or without an accommodation)
    • Reach, lift, carry, push and pull (with or without an accommodation)
    • Speak English
  • Join the Union
Top candidates also will have:
  • Experience with heavy truck repair (tractor-trailers, brakes, tires, engines, 10-bays to 18-wheelers) and diesel engines
  • Working undercarriage knowledge, including wheel seals, hydraulic and air brake systems, etc.
  • Experience with light truck repair (trucks, vans, support vehicles)
  • Experience using shop tools (engine hoists, welding, changing tires, small tools)
  • Experience with preventative maintenance programs and activities
  • Solid computer skills and experience working with computer instrumentation, including diagnostics
  • ASE Brakes (A5) certification, or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire Quick question for you - click here
  • Your own set of tools up to 3/4"
Preferred but not required:
  • Experience with:
    • Working under limited supervision
    • Working outdoors (making road calls, responding to breakdowns, working in outside parking lots)
    • Maintaining up-to-date manufacturing standards
    • Gas engine repair
    • Repairing forklifts
    • Lift gates
    • Welding
  • Formal schooling in technical industry (such as certification programs, military training, technical/community college)
  • Completion of additional ASE or manufacturers certifications
We run two shifts -- 7:00 to 3:30 and 3:30 to Midnight. You will need to be willing to work any shift, Monday through Saturday. Second shift and weekends include differential pay.

The Role

You will report to the Shop Lead and join a team of 6-7 technicians at our 8-bay, Piscataway, NJ facility. The team is a nice mix of long-tenured and newer technicians. This is a busy production plant with 300 different vehicles ranging from 53-foot tractor-trailers to single day cabs to F350s, beverage equipment trucks and forklifts. Most are International with a few Volvos.

You'll focus on scheduled preventative maintenance and also perform diagnostics and a full range of repair work. Quick question for you - click here Our goal is to do everything in the shop from PM to major engine repairs. On occasion, you may make road calls.

Working with a high degree of independence, you will:
  • Diagnose failures of vehicles and disassemble, repair and reassemble parts as necessary
  • Use computer-based diagnostics to connect with modern truck interfaces
  • Make basic use of computers for email and web browsers
  • Adhere to DOT regulations
  • Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles
  • Maintain vehicle records as required
  • Maintain and repair fleet equipment
  • Fill out all necessary documents
  • Maintain records such as daily check lists
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

More Good Reasons to Join Us

Excellent Compensation
In addition to a competitive wage we offer comprehensive benefits that include health care benefits, a 401(k) including a company contribution, paid time off, generous parental leave, uniforms, tool allowance, and much more.

Positive Impact
In our company, Diesel Truck Technician is a very important role. Your skills and performance enable us to serve our customers on time and with the quality service they expect.

Strong Training
  • There are professionals on-site who can help you obtain a Class A CDL, if you don't already have one.
  • You will be able to access world-class resources for ongoing training
  • We'll train you on forklift repair if you don't already know it
  • ASE certifications are encouraged, and we'll pay for them
Career options
Mechanics like working at PepsiCo, which is why we have a high number of long-term employees. Based on your skills, performance and certifications you could move up the ranks of the technician role and even set your sights on pursuing a Shop Lead position down the road. You can pursue advancement opportunities and bid for shifts in Piscataway or our facilities in Ashbury Park, Kearny or East Hanover. 

Diversity as a Way of Life
We value and promote diversity, including offering internal support. For example, our employee resource groups do more than celebrate inclusion -- they make it a way of life. But don't just take our word for it! We've won awards from groups such as:
  • Diversity Business magazine
  • LatinaStyle
  • Black Enterprise
  • Corporate Equality Index
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
  • Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Video: PepsiCo is partnering with the Nature Conservancy to protect clean drinking water by recycling. The more people recycle Pepsi containers, the more we will donate to the Nature Conservancy to protect water at its source. By 2018 PepsiCo will donate up to $5 million to this effort.

Keys to Success

Success will also require the following:
  • A strong commitment to safety awareness
  • The ability to work independently
  • Solid interpersonal skills with a commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically with delivery drivers who typically don't have the mechanical knowledge you have
  • Flexibility as priorities change
  • A positive attendance record and satisfactory work history
PepsiCo, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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