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Pilgrimís is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrimís processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrimís is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

We are looking for a Food Technologist Pilgrimís that will report to the Corporate Office in Greeley, Colorado.


  • Direct the coordinated development of new products and improvements of current products to deliver on objective of the annual business plans. Apply sound culinary techniques to design products with consumer/customer valued attributes
  • Investigate for product and process challenges; provide challenges; provide creative solutions to solve challenges in development and commercialization
  • Work with other departments (Manufacturing, Engineering, Maintenance, Quality and Purchasing) to determine equipment, materials and processes necessary to produce products to maximize capacity and optimize product quality and differentiation
  • Insure accurate product information input to Cost Accounting to maintain the integrity of data entered into manufacturing management systems
  • Assure technically sound sensory panels are conducted for product development, self-life studies, improving/maintaining present products and competitive testing
  • Carry out detailed investigations to advise the Productivity teams in areas of product formulation and yields. Identify and use different methods of creative idea generation by staff for new product concepts or products improvements
  • Understand the needs of the customer in the target market segments
  • Coordinate and participate in key customer products presentations
  • Work closely with customer and sales team to develop relationships, products and appropriate technical documentation to meet or exceed expectations
  • Be knowledgeable on current market trends through participation in food shows, sales meeting, technical presentations, reviewing periodicals, and partnerships with suppliers
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current USDA, FDA, FNS regulations as they relate to the food processing industry
  • Owner of product specifications in SAP
  • Document all testing procedures and prepare recommended production procedures
  • Conduct cooking and heating validations to ensure food safety on label declarations as governed by policies
  • Recommend, evaluate and advocate new product concepts which should be taken to next level of development


  • BS in Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 5 to 7 years relevant work experience and has worked in a production plant setting
  • MS in Meat/Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience preferred
  • Familiarity with PLM and RD modules in SAP highly preferred
  • Travel up to 40% of the time
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects
  • Possesses effective presentation skills and is highly motivated
  • Technical knowledge and good reasoning abilities
  • Mature, enthusiastic, motivated leader
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent PC skills with high level functional understanding of Word, Excel, Project, Prism, BPCS, and PLM systems
  • Good organization skills with the ability to plan a myriad of projects/activities with a high energy level
  • Creative problem solving skills, sound judgment, and an orientation towards innovation
  • Ability to establish credibility with others, as well as be decisive
  • Ability to recognize ad support the organization preferences and priorities



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