Scientist - Omaha, NE
Date: Nov 3, 2016
Location: Omaha, NE, US
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Under general supervision, performs technical project
assignments drawing from a strong base of technical knowledge and experience
in specialty area. Should demonstrate the ability to effectively participate
in or supervise technical support teams and/or technicians. Monitors the
efforts of and collaborates with R&D technical support groups. Work is
usually performed in a laboratory complex or pilot plant utilizing equipment
and scientific instrumentation. Assignments may take the incumbent into
company plants and other plants. The incumbent may work alone, with
contemporaries and with other departments on a project team basis. Has
contact with technical professionals outside the company, with suppliers and
with customers. Work is reviewed for technical soundness and to assure that
all overall objectives have been achieved.
Research & Development Projects of selected Brand/Business Teams within
the Temperature Control Group.
• Support R&D Technology Initiatives within the Temperature Control Group
to meet existing & emerging business needs.
• Provide effective organization and utilization of R&D resources to meet
ongoing business objectives and individual/organization development goals.
Independently design, plan and execute experiments.
Interpret experimental results and implement next steps.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of pilot plant and commercial
scale processes and equipment.
Generate raw material, manufacturing and finished product
specifications utilizing on-line specification system.
Work with cross-functional departments to accomplish project
Contact external industry experts to obtain and present
technical information to the R&D organization that can be applied to
Organize and lead project presentations to brand management.
Maintain awareness of current technical trends and identify
and implement technologies that can be applied to increase profitability.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely
completion of project objectives in a fast-paced environment.
Drive innovation and creativity within brand group by bringing
new ideas and prototypes for team review.
Sporadic to frequent travel, including flying to all parts of
the U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile 4 to
6 hours as needed.
BS in Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 3-4 years work experience in food technology or foodservice
MS in Food Science or related field plus 1-2 years relevant
work experience preferred. Related fields include Food Science, Meat
Science, Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering, or Culinary Arts.
Experience in Product Development in a Food Company required.
Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Must possess high learning agility
Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
May travel up to 40% of time. Must be able to travel
independently and as a responsible CAG representative.
Passionate about cooking, specifically related to toppings and
candies is a plus
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.
Major Market: Omaha
Secondary Market: Council
Segment: Scientific, Engineer, R&D Engineer,
Instrumentation, Recent Graduate, Engineering, Entry Level