Associate Food Scientist - Mountain Lakes, NJ
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Millions of times a day in over 80% of American households,
consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer,
marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, many of
which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in
Mountain Lakes, NJ, our $2.6B business employs more than 4,500 people in 19
sites around North America. We are a leader in the dry and frozen foods
segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 9 out of 12
major category segments in which they compete. Our brands include Birds
Eye, Duncan Hines, Aunt Jemima, Lenders Bagels and Vlasic just to name a
OF POSITION: This is an entry-level position where product development work
is conducted under supervision to meet project objectives. ESSENTIAL DUTIES
AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Execute tests using recognized procedures.
Interpret results and translate to possible solutions. Demonstrate
technical competence. Learn and utilize the on line specification system.
Maintain accurate and complete records. Demonstrate minimum required
technical communication skills. Develop product development skills.
Obtain a working knowledge of plant processes and facilities. Demonstrate
motivated self-confidence and creative problem solving skills. Follow
directions of the supervisor asking pertinent questions to provide a
learning experience. Begin developing relationships and understanding of
other functional departments.
Frequent travel (25%-40%) including commercial flights and driving a
company or rental automobile 4 to 8 hours as needed. Exposure to
manufacturing processes and equipment for periodic extended workdays and
weekends. Numerous extended workdays, including weekends, at
headquarters. Ability to operate equipment after receiving training and
physically lift up to 60 pounds on a limited basis.
BS/MS Food Science or equivalent
No professional experience required. Internships or food related previous
employment is a plus.
Good time management skills and basic understanding of the sciences.
Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office
environment. Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, with a
basic knowledge and understanding of food recipes.
Foods Group LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All openings will be
filled based on the qualifications without regard to race, creed, color,
sex, age, national origin, sponsor, marital status, disability, or status
as a disabled veteran or as a veteran of the Vietnam Era. All applicants
are invited to complete the Affirmative Action Supplement.