When we get it just right, it’s rewarding.
processing operator lead
This video and article are part of “Careers of a Lifetime,” an ongoing series that highlights some of the countless PepsiCo employees who have spent 20+ years finding their purpose at PepsiCo in a variety of fields and positions around the world.
Marilyn Hopkins (processing operator lead): My name is Marilyn Hopkins and I’ve been working at Frito-Lay for 42 years. Started when I was a baby. I am a processing operator making Fritos, those delicious Fritos. When I come in, I look for the moisture, the color, everything, just so I can get out a good, quality product. I’m trying to get it just right, that perfect chip, that perfect texture. What the consumer likes, versus what we’re making. We want to get as close to that as possible. Right on it. When we get it just right, it’s rewarding. What I love about it? It’s family-oriented. We have our little picnics and stuff, and it’s never the same. It’s always something going on where it’s a challenge. I love challenges. Can’t lose with that.