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Career Opportunities: Food Scientist - (Parsippany, NJ) (12081)

 

Req Id 12081 - Posted 06/09/2014

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Req ID: 12081
Location: Parsippany, NJ 07054

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:
A Food Scientist to perform food product development work to meet established project objectives in the Duncan Hines Dry Division.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct food product formulation and lab testing using recognized procedures
• Interprets results and develops an understanding of how to translate to possible solutions
• Conduct trials at pilot plant and production facilities
• Writes technical reports and maintains accurate and complete technical records
• Learns and utilizes the online specification system
• Works in collaboration with cross functional team members
• Travel 25-40%

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

CAPABILITIES:
• Demonstrated technical competence in the areas of ingredient functionality and food formulation
• Experience in testing or commercializing food products at manufacturing plant. Familiarity with manufacturing processes and equipment.
• Demonstrated creative problem solving skills
• Ability to communicate technical information
• Ability to learn and operate lab and pilot equipment


SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:
• Strong technical/analytical skills
• Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office environment
• Good time management and multitasking skills
• Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint


EXPERIENCE:
• 3-5 years of Food Product Development experience
• Baking experience preferred.

EDUCATION:
B.S. Food Science or equivalent


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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