You’ve probably seen Frito-Lay products while shopping at the supermarket or looking for a late-night snack. But have you ever considered a career with this company?\n\n \n\nWhether you’re looking for a driving job, imagine yourself working in a warehouse, or want to develop a specialized skill, Frito-Lay has many job opportunities you can look into. They even have several entry-level positions that don’t require a college degree.\n\n \n\nHere’s everything you need to know about applying at Frito-Lay — the benefits of working for Frito-Lay, what jobs are available, and how to prepare for the interview process to improve your chances of landing the job.\n\n## What is Frito-Lay?\n\nFrito-Lay is an American company that manufactures and sells snack foods like corn chips and potato chips. You’ve likely consumed Frito-Lay products before.\n\n \n\nThey’re a subsidiary of PepsiCo and were founded in 1961. While it started small, the brand now employs over 55,000 employees across the world today.\n\n## Benefits of working at Frito-Lay\n\nSo why should you consider a job at Frito-Lay?\n\n \n\nFirst off, many of the entry-level jobs available at Frito-Lay offer thorough training. Frito-Lay likes to invest in its employees. If you have the will and the ability to work hard in a physical job, you can get a high-paying entry-level position at Frito-Lay.\n\n \n\nYou’ll develop lifelong transferable skills that can help you develop your career. In short, you get paid to develop valuable skills that will last a lifetime.\n\n \n\nYou also get your health and insurance benefits right away instead of having to wait during a probationary period.\n\n \n\nIf you’re interested in pursuing a college education, Frito-Lay also offers tuition reimbursement for their employees. Plus, they provide free financial coaching so that you can get in control of your finances.\n\n \n\nAs a Frito-Lay employee, you also get access to paid vacation and holidays (although some positions require you to work holidays). Thanks to their 401(k) matching, you can also save up for retirement.\n\n \n\nFrito-Lay also cares about the health of its employees. For this reason, they offer up to $300 per year in stipends for wellness activities. They also [employ veterans](https://www.jobcase.com/articles/tips-to-get-hired-as-a-veteran) and people with disabilities.\n\n \n\n!(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/mDABnhiBuokpptosa7yicMRqwABDYZmoz7tGL-8Jj4OsyveH4OQUuGc38vVQTe4yFHtx2zhAXj3GNuYJxNXi62sKpyZpdq3zhs0v1ukH6jbt8WPShxYeoxj75cnoWcqBULH22bMAzbbEgDWGiw)\n\n([Image Source](https://www.fritolayemployment.com/sites/fritolayemployment.com/themes/fritolay/pdf/FLNA%20PepsiCo%20Benefits%20at%20a%20Glance_UPDATED%202021.pdf))\n\n## 6 types of entry-level jobs available at Frito-Lay\n\nAre you wondering what’s possible if you want to work at Frito-Lay? Here are six examples of entry-level jobs you can get at this company.\n\n#### 1. Detailer/merchandiser\n\nAlso called merchandisers in some states, detailers are usually part-time positions at Frito-Lay. When you have this job, you’re in charge of rotating products and tidying shelves in stores that have Frito-Lay products in their inventory.\n\n \n\nYou’ll need a valid driver’s license and your own vehicle to perform this job, as you’ll be driving from store to store and carrying merchandise. However, the company provides mileage reimbursement for your gas expenses.\n\n \n\nWorking as a detailer or merchandiser is a great first job for someone who [doesn’t have any experience in the workforce](https://www.jobcase.com/topics/noexperience). Frito-Lay provides you with a training program so that you’re fully prepared to perform the job well. They usually pay $15 per hour for this type of work.\n\n!(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/CRDuMZZqnQcz1Npj6zCvzserO6yXbWhVmTqpTNajGAPuiTOB9LmsEoSAWgtwyME1pypQWVn_hBUsyF8YQPe_v9krRvMSrbdiV-LJCSc78vt7AB8sCi79KJuYyoEmi7VP6QC5vlFT_JK9pV4JLQ)\n\n([Image Source](https://www.fritolayemployment.com/our-stores))\n\n#### 2. Paid apprenticeship to become a Class-A CDL motor vehicle driver\n\nDo you want to get paid to become a truck driver? If so, this paid apprenticeship could be an amazing opportunity for you.\n\n \n\nDuring this apprenticeship, you get paid training for 10 weeks so that you can earn your Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Frito-Lay takes people who have little to no experience into this apprenticeship program.\n\n \n\nThe target earning is $85,000 per year once you transfer into the full position of Over the Road (OTR) driver, which is the end goal of the apprenticeship.\n\n \n\nHowever, you’ll need to be able to lift 15-50 pounds to be eligible for this apprenticeship. You also need to be comfortable with the idea of driving for many hours a day.\n\n#### 3. Fleet technician\n\nFrito-Lay has several entry-level fleet technician positions available. You don’t need any experience to be considered, but you do need to be tech-savvy to learn quickly. They also require candidates to be able to lift 50 pounds or more.\n\n \n\nAs a fleet technician, you’ll help maintain and repair Frito-Lay vehicles as well as diagnose mechanical problems and manage part inventory.\n\n \n\nYou also need to have a valid driver’s license that hasn’t been suspended in the past three years. Keep in mind that you’ll often work in tight spaces under vehicles, which means you need to be comfortable working in bent-over positions for long periods.\n\n \n\nThe expected wage for this job is $26.79 per hour. Experienced fleet technicians can make $28 to $32 per hour.\n\n#### 4. Packer\n\nPackers construct and pack boxes with Frito-Lay products before shipment. Some positions even have [sign-on bonuses](https://www.jobcase.com/articles/work-benefits-sign-on-bonuses) depending on the location.\n\n \n\nThis job pays $20 per hour. It’s important to note that the Frito-Lay warehouses are open 24 hours a day, which means you can expect an unusual schedule. It’s also a physical job in which you’re expected to remain on the packing line until your break.\n\n \n\nWorking as a packer is a great first job if you don’t mind hard work and standing on your feet all day.\n\n#### 5. Sanitor\n\nSanitors clean and sanitize manufacturing equipment. During your shift, you’ll wear protective gear similar to a HAZMAT suit so that you can safely sanitize every part of the equipment.\n\n \n\nAs a sanitor, you’ll be required to work during holiday periods and weekends. For instance, some work schedules are from Sunday to Thursday from 12 am to 10 am. However, overnight workers earn an additional $1 per hour.\n\n \n\nSanitors receive a wage of $20 an hour (excluding overnight bonuses). This position requires you to work in loud environments where the temperature can be difficult to control. You’ll also need to climb and bend in small, tight spaces to ensure all the equipment is properly cleaned.\n\n#### 6. Warehouse/material handler\n\nAs a warehouse handler, you’ll load and unload pallets of products. You’ll also maintain the general cleanliness of the warehouse.\n\n \n\nWhen you get this job, you may receive training to operate a forklift if it’s deemed necessary.\n\n \n\nHandlers need to lift 15-50 pounds and are active throughout their entire shift. You’ll make $20.36 per hour, and you can find [full-time](https://www.jobcase.com/articles/how-many-hours-is-full-time-employment-what-you-should-know) and [part-time](https://www.jobcase.com/articles/how-many-hours-a-week-is-considered-part-time) opportunities. Like other positions at Frito-Lay, you can expect to work during weekends and holidays — and you may work an overnight shift.\n\n!(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wDJs8OrvX7p04UDk0I3ZbRDg4_cI_-ZLOmLDfvS1utU5qrGq_716sSK5Py07dfhpKHFX_AWQQVIeRqb93t9lhs9ArKrDBDbc7RsTYbZrGCz_xRAz-6ZmwnHfP7E5pwfNrMFVK7seR2nP7720dA)\n\n([Image Source](https://www.fritolayemployment.com/our-plants))\n\n## How do I get a job with Frito-Lay?\n\nThink that working at Frito-Lay is a good career choice for you? Here’s how you can apply at Frito-Lay to land that job.\n\n#### 1. Pick the job options you can do (and want to do)\n\nBecause Frito-Lay trains its employees, they have many entry-level positions that don’t require previous experience or certifications. With that in mind, consider the working conditions for each type of job before you apply.\n\n \n\nFor example, drivers work 14-hour days and drive for up to 11 hours a day. This isn’t suitable for every worker. If you struggle driving for long periods, consider another position.\n\n \n\nAnother example is the physical requirements for many of the entry-level positions — you’ll often be required to lift at least 50 pounds. If that’s not possible for you, consider options such as distributor or sanitor.\n\n \n\nFinally, think about your future — working at Frito-Lay will allow you to learn some new skills that may evolve into a fruitful career. For instance, if you dream of becoming a professional mechanic, one of the entry-level fleet technician jobs is a great opportunity. On the other hand, if driving trucks has long been your ideal job, but you could never find the time to get trained and certified, then the paid apprenticeship to earn your Class-A CDL is a good option.\n\n#### 2. Understand the requirements of working at Frito-Lay\n\nNo matter what job you’re applying for, Frito-Lay requires a strong work ethic from its employees. They also demand flexibility from their workforce.\n\n \n\nAs a company, Frito-Lay is customer-focused, which means you need to be as well if you work in one of their customer-facing positions. They also value attention to detail and strong communication skills.\n\n \n\nMany entry-level positions require the physical fitness to climb, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, and stretch. Most positions also require you to be at least 18 years old. So, if you’re currently under 18 years old, you’ll likely have to wait before you can apply.\n\n \n\nIf you don’t think you fit the bill right now, don’t despair. You can always develop these skills to become eligible for your dream position.\n\n#### 3. Search for Frito-Lay jobs on Jobcase\n\nOnce you’ve decided which role you’re best suited for, it’s time to find some Frito-Lay job openings.\n\n \n\nGo to jobcase.com and find the “[Jobs](https://www.jobcase.com/jobs/search)” tab on the upper menu. Use the job search tool to search for your keyword. For instance, if you want to work as a fleet technician, type in “fleet technician Frito-Lay.” Alternatively, you can just type “Frito-Lay” to look at all job listings they have available.\n\n \n\nYou’ll also need to specify your location. Frito-Lay has several warehouses and locations across the United States.\n\n \n\nWhen you hit “Search,” you’ll notice some job listings will have a “No Experience Required” tag. If you’re entry-level in this field, this is the tag you’re looking for.\n\n \n\nClick on the job listings that interest you. From there, you’ll be taken to the main employment website.\n\n!(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_2QLoE87zzoLBUbrArfAorD0h2-VPmJlBiqis2P0Lr0wowYB-Cb6jLVA1vtjuqyexuQRShyeNUpFdvTdIPM3RJzJjZ79o2SMY34G8e1vXipLwTTKJ70mpE3Mj3iwS2vVms0ZWhhB1wjMEgukJQ)\n\n#### 4. Create your profile on fritolayemployment.com\n\nFrito-Lay requires all applicants to create a profile on their job search website. So, when you find your job listing, follow the instructions to create and personalize your profile.\n\n \n\nAdd your resume to your profile. Make sure you’ve [customized your resume](https://www.jobcase.com/articles/simple-tips-to-customize-your-resume) to include any relevant skills, personal characteristics, and previous work experience (if applicable). Frito-Lay wants you to give detailed information about your skills and experience.\n\n \n\nOnce you’ve completed this step, apply to the position that interests you by using your profile.\n\n#### 5. Complete the prescreening process\n\nAfter you’ve applied, you’ll need to answer some questions as a prescreening process. Some jobs will require you to complete an assessment.\n\n \n\nPerform this test to the best of your ability. Take your time and make sure you’re in a quiet area where you won’t be disturbed. If you live with other people, let them know you need to focus on your application before you start.\n\n#### 6. Whitelist Recruiter@FritoLay-employment.com and wait for an interview invitation\n\nIf you get selected to move forward with an interview, you’ll receive an email from [Recruiter@FritoLay-employment.com](mailto:Recruiter@FritoLay-employment.com). Make sure to mark them as a safe sender in your email address settings.\n\n \n\nBefore your interview, prepare to answer questions about:\n\n \n\n- Your problem-solving skills\n \n- Your background, which can include your education and your previous jobs if you’ve had some\n \n- How you can make Frito-Lay a better place\n \n\n \n\nBut job interviews at Frito-Lay are a bit different from other companies. They also want you to interview them.\n\n \n\nYou can ask the hiring managers about:\n\n \n\n- Benefits\n \n- What it’s like to work there\n \n- Schedules\n \n- Your potential manager\n \n- Compensation (yes, it’s okay to ask Frito-Lay hiring managers about compensation!)\n \n- Anything else you want to know about working at Frito-Lay\n \n\n \n\nNeed inspiration? Here are [25 questions to ask interviewers](https://www.jobcase.com/articles/top-questions-to-ask-on-a-job-interview).\n\n!(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/4wzYffNQGxkgWb-Yqch9M3lN7r6g2psaBz33RcfBzhZnLdQcG8XuNH7d0izrRaP-cuEEFE5iMfV4j4Xc_DZsujEWb2k-nZTIIfQCMXiFbANFzFaJerR6UV4E83JFxaaP0LlBRTIiq-0fFw4nUg)\n\n([Image Source](https://www.fritolayemployment.com/how-to-get-hired))\n\n#### 7. Complete a background check once you get a job offer\n\nIf you get selected for the job, you’ll get a verbal offer and a written offer. Keep in mind that Frito-Lay [performs a background check](https://www.jobcase.com/articles/background-checks-when-applying-for-work) with First Advantage, which means that your offer will be contingent on the results of that background check.\n\n \n\nThe entire application process usually takes about 30 days. If you don’t hear back a few weeks after your interview, consider [following up via email](https://www.jobcase.com/articles/how-and-when-to-follow-up-after-an-interview).\n\n \n\n#### Land your dream job at Frito-Lay\n\nFrito-Lay provides many opportunities for entry-level candidates to learn and grow, offering competitive salaries and benefits. If you’re interested in a physical job, this is one of the best companies to work for. Make sure to [sign up for Jobcase](https://www.jobcase.com/signup), so you don’t miss a new job listing for Frito-Lay near you.