Scientist - Omaha, NE
Date: Sep 8, 2015
Omaha, NE, US
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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 utilizing appropriate methods,
tests and procedures for testing. Assists in development of project
timelines, creating technical proposals and reports, that
with cross functional team to formulate and execute the development from
benchtop to production scale for both new products and product
improvements. This would include cost savings initiatives, flavor
optimization, ingredient statement matching, nutritional profile
in identification and approval of potential new ingredient and
opportunities for competitive market advantage.
judgment and experience to assure an appropriate level of technical
common sense and research discipline are being employed and utilized in
a close functional relationship with team to review projects, contribute
information, and provide suggestions regarding product-processing requirements.
guidance and suggestions early in the product development process that
will improve delivery of functional product designs.
in pilot plant and production plant testing with cross functional team.
recommended manufacturing procedures and quality measures for use
scaling up product for plant production.
technical support for commissioning and start-up operations.
and troubleshoots the process as needed to ensure successful production
specs and compiles associated quality control measures as applicable.
accurate and complete records documenting the development process.
prioritize, and complete tasks effectively and efficiently.
project objectives under the direction of a supervisor.
and utilize on-line formulation, ingredient, and specification database
other functional groups in development and execution of continuous
improvement to meet the business objectives.
all site food safety, GMP, work safety and environmental requirements.
- BS in
Food Science or related field (Food Safety & Quality/Food
year of experience in a related industry required; Snack Nuts, Snack
Mix, and/or Baked Snack applications preferred.
ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
concise, written and verbal communication.
self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for business tasks.
in Microsoft Office Products.
to collaborate in a team environment to achieve the desired results.
travel up to 40% of time. Must be able to travel independently and
as a responsible ConAgra Foods, Inc. representative.
of tools, equipment, and machinery
standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
and/or standing on various surface types
(ability to lift up to 50 lbs on a sporadic
to various heights via stairs or ladders
to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to
include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, fumes, smoke,
and/or slippery conditions
not be allergic or sensitive to Peanut or Tree Nuts
bending and/or crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around
a company or rental vehicle for up to 6 hours as needed
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
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