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Food Scientist- International - Omaha, NE



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Date: Jan 21, 2016

Location: Omaha, NE, US

Company: ConAgra Foods

Build your career at ConAgra Foods.  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced workplace.

Position Summary: Under limited supervision researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports and product and process specifications for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization.  Selects appropriate methods, tests and procedures for testing. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals and reports and makes recommendations.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and develop new products prototypes.
  • New Product formulation: Formulate new products to match the ingredient statement, nutritional profile and product attributes of the target product. Develop and document the process for the manufacture of the new product.
  • Conduct plant trials and new product start-ups independently
  • Develop project timelines that are acceptable to management, marketing and  R&D International leadership.
  • Develop finished product and processing specifications.
  • Work closely with Engineering/Operations to source equipment required for new product manufacture. Provide operations and engineering with process procedures.  Also, collaborate with the International business teams.


Position Requirements:

  • BS in Food Science or related field required. MS preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience
  • Experience in Product Development in a Food Company required
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
  • May travel up to 40% of time.  Must be able to travel independently, to  Canada and other international countries and as a responsible ConAgra Foods, Inc. representative.

Physical Requirements:

  • Use of tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Walking and/or standing on various surface types
  • Lifting (note approximate weight and frequency, e.g. ability to lift 25 lbs on a regular basis, ability to lift up to 50 lbs on a sporadic basis)
  • Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders on a regular basis.
  • Pushing/pulling
  • Cramped/confined space
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include:  loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
  • Dirt, fumes, smoke
  • smells/allergies
  • food/eating
  • Frequent bending and/or crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery
  • Driving a company or rental vehicle for up to XX hours as needed



REQ: 54421


This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation.  As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs
Job Segment: Scientific, Engineer, R&D Engineer, Recent Graduate, Engineering, Entry Level


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