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Title:Food Technologist
Req Number:hein-00004142
Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz North America is seeking a Food Technologist who will develop formulations, create and modify factory processes in the areas of new product development, cost reduction and quality improvement.

Who will be successful in this role? A team player who will.

' 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.

' 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 regulations.

' Demonstrate products to internal and external clients.

' Solve technical problems through search of scientific literature or other sources of technical information.

' Investigates ingredient and process innovations through suppliers and technical literature.

The following skills and experience are required to be considered for this position:

' B.S. in Food Science or related field is required. M.S. in Food Science or related field would be preferred.

' Internship or working experience working in the food industry is required, 2+ years food industry experience is strongly preferred.

' Open to 20-25% travel.

' Knowledge of product development and familiarity with quality assurance procedures.

' Manufacturing Production & Processing experience with an understanding of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

' Food Production experience with the understanding of techniques for planting, growing and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

' Good critical thinking skills with an ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

' Strong time management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at a time.

Bring Us Your Appetite For Success

Heinz is a global powerhouse with a long history of success. We offer an environment of strength, stability and exceptionally varied opportunity. Under our impressive portfolio of brands, we lead the industry in quality, value, consumer loyalty, and consumer expectations. Heinz was recently ranked #1 in overall Customer Satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index against 225 companies in 47 industries. We are able to achieve these great milestones through great people - our talent is entrepreneurial, empowered and always collaborative with a culture that allows each person to have an impact every day. Your career with us is limited only by your drive, ambition and imagination and we're committed to maximizing the talents of those who join us. We invite you to learn more about this career opportunity and determine if you're ready to join Heinz!

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