Food Scientist - Omaha, NE
Date: Oct 26, 2016
Omaha, NE, US
your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food —
everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful
career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent
graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary
job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an
exciting, fast-paced workplace.
Position Summary: Under limited
supervision drive technical projects across all ConAgra Brands business
platforms to contribute to the attainment of business results through the
generation and application of specialized knowledge of food science and
technology. Job Functions include:
and Lead Technical Projects of Product, Package, Process & Supply:
opportunities for competitive market advantage.
Innovative Technology - ingredient, process, equipment
from Vendors or New-In-Market that are
adaptable to CAG.
Opportunities, Improved Efficiency and System Approaches
Label Functional Ingredient Alternatives
Ideas and Proof of Concepts (Ingredient Functionality, Product, Package
Connection to PD, Culinary, Marketing, Procurement and Manufacturing.
& Leverage Key External Partners – Industry, University, 3rd
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 matching, etc.
in identification and approval of potential new ingredient and
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
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 to scale 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.
- BS in
Food Science or related field required. MS preferred
3 years experience
developing products in a Food or Food Ingredient Company required
understanding of principles of scientific investigation and constitution
suited to the practice of diligent observation.
ability to communicate well and to effectively interact with, and
influence others to accomplish goals.
travel including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas.
ability to trust and rely on others, to display can do attitude even
when going gets rough, and to continually be personally accountable.
ability to problem solve and handle multiple
in Microsoft Office Products.
to lift up to 60 lbs. on a regular basis.
a company or rental automobile 4 – 6 hours as needed.
of pilot plant equipment.
to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to
include: loud noise, heat, cold, wet and slippery conditions.
to move safely and freely around machinery in both manufacturing and
description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions
associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate
reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions
related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As
such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as
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
Job Segment: Scientific, Supply, Procurement,
QC, Recent Graduate, Engineering, Operations, Quality, Entry Level