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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.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

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

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:
• 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.

EXPERIENCE:
• 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.

EDUCATION:
• 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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