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Associate Food Scientist – Parsippany, NJ (11903)


Req Id 11903 - Posted 06/02/2014

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In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 10 of the 12 major categories in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® and Vlasic® Farmer's Garden® shelf-stable pickles, Wish-Bone® and Western® salad dressings, Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups, Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Duncan Hines®, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fruit fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Freshlike® frozen vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged frozen meals, Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man® frozen dinners and entrées, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Lender's® frozen and refrigerated bagels, and Celeste® frozen pizza. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® kettle style potato chips, Erin's® popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® snacks in addition to our food service and private label businesses.

The Associate Food Scientist is responsible for performing product development work to meet project objectives supporting innovation initiatives. Will be asked to perform multiple & simultaneous projects.

Include the following, other duties may be assigned.
• Execute tests using recognized procedures.
• Interpret results and translate to possible solutions.
• Collaborate with Procurement, suppliers, QA, Operations, and Marketing.
• Learn and utilize the on-line specification system.
• Maintain accurate and complete records.
• Demonstrate product development skills, and the willingness to enhance skill set.
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of plant processes and facilities.
• Build relationships with cross functional teams.


• Demonstrate technical competence.
• Demonstrate creative problem solving skills.
• Good time management skills.
• Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office environment.

• Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
• Basic knowledge and understanding of food recipes.
• Frequent travel (35%-50%).
• Ability to conduct testing in plant environment.
• Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.

• One or more years of experience working in a Food company considered a strong plus.
• Experience in grains, beverages, meat/seafood considered a strong plus.

• BS/MS Food Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent required.

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age or any other legally protected basis.

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