Food Technologist Pittsburg, PA Heinz North America
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Hungry for more?
is searching for an Associate Food Technologist to join our R & D
Quality team. With supervision, you will be responsible for developing
formulations and creating and modifying factory processes in the areas of
new product development, cost reduction and quality improvement.
Apply food science knowledge
and assist to determine best ways to process, package, preserve,
store, and distribute foods.
Perform trials in Pilot
Plant and factory to insure compliance to approved formulas.
Keep technically informed
through suppliers and technical literature.
Use chemistry, microbiology,
engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying
the processing and deterioration of foods.
Analyze food content to
determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein.
Discover new food sources.
Research ways to make
processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful.
performed daily include:
Help with the formulation of
new products for flavor, color, nutritional content, and adherence to
government, company policy, and industry standards.
Check raw ingredients for
acceptability for processing, and finished products for safety,
quality, and nutritional value.
Confer with supervisor
and/or cross-functional partners such as food technologists,
engineers, plant operators, sensory experts, packaging, marketing,
and sales in order to drive the product development process.
Evaluate food processing and
storage operations, assist in the development of quality assurance
programs for such operations.
Study methods to improve
aspects of food such as chemical composition, flavor, color,
nutritional value, and convenience.
Assist with the development
of food standards and specifications, safety and sanitary
Demonstrate products to
internal and external clients.
Solve technical problems
through search of scientific literature or other sources of technical
Investigates ingredient and
process innovations through suppliers and technical literature.
Support projects selected to
realize AOP objectives.
Contribution of new ideas to
New concept generation.
are the key requirements to be successful in this role?
Production & Processing:
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control,
costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture
and distribution of goods.
Food Production: Knowledge
of techniques for planting, growing and harvesting food products
(both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling
Critical thinking: Using
logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of
alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Time Management: Managing
one’s own time.
Inductive reasoning: The
ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or
conclusions (includes a relationship among seemingly unrelated
Problem sensitivity: The
ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It
does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a
Deductive reasoning: The
ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce
answers that make sense.
The ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
Working knowledge of product
development and familiarity with quality assurance procedures.
B.S. in Food Science or
related field required.
Some industry or internship
20 – 25% travel required.
is the continuing policy of Heinz North America to afford full equal
employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless
of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or
mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any
other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all
applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.