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Associate Food Scientist (Product Development) - Omaha, NE 68114

ConAgra Foods





Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.

Job 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 and drafts for review technical proposals and reports.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop new products beginning at the concept phase through successful commercialization.
  • Conduct plant trials and new product start-ups.
  • Plan, prioritize and complete tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Work with pilot plant equipment under supervision.
  • Learn and utilize on-line specification system.
  • Execute experiments and prepare results for review.
  • Conceptualize and develop new products prototypes.
  • Manages individual tasks and works under supervision.
  • Assist team with product cutting, plant trials, and testing
  • Maintains a clean, organized and safe work area, including the cleaning of equipment, utensils and work surfaces.


Position Requirements:

  • BS in Food Science or related field required. MS preferred. (Graduation date Aug 2018 - June 2019)
  • 1 year relevant work experience
  • Pro-active self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for business tasks.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Requires knowledge in food product design, formulation, ingredient functionality and interaction, process design, product scale-up, plant testing and commercialization.


Physical Requirements:

  • Work in and around cramped/confined spaces
  • Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
  • Use of tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Driving a company or rental vehicle for up to 6 hours as needed
  • May travel up to 30% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.
  • Exposure to food tasting and smells including all food allergens


Last Modified: March 2017


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