Associate Food Scientist - Ogden, UT
Jan 23, 2015
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Position Summary: Under direct supervision, researches, conducts experiments,
gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for
the development of new products beginning at conception through successful
commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans and
drafts for review technical proposals and reports.
- Conceptualize and develop new
- Collaborate with the RI team to
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 following the site test protocol.
prioritize and complete tasks effectively and efficiently.
project objectives under the direction of supervisor.
accurate and complete records in research notebooks and databases.
- Work with
pilot plant equipment under supervision.
- Learn and
utilize on-line formulation, ingredient and specification database
supplier, internal and external technical experts and peers in project
execution and problem solving.
experiments and prepare results for review.
prototypes that deliver product requests and project success
criteria. This will include ordering ingredients, optimizing
formulations, conducting performance testing and making product for
- Support other
functional groups in development and execution of continuous improvement
to meet the business objectives.
- Follow all
site food safety, GMP, work safety and enviormmental
- BS in Food Science or related
- 1 year relevant work experience
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Clear, concise written and
self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for business tasks.
- Proven ability to handle
multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to collaborate in a
team to achieve the desired results
- May travel up to 30% of
time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible
- Driving a company or rental
automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed.
- Use of tools, equipment, and
- 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.
- 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
- Frequent bending and/or
crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery
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.
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