Job Title :

Principal Food Technologist – Marshall, MN

Company :

Schwan's Research and Development, Inc.

Position Type :

Full Time - Regular

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Shift :

Day Shift

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Description :


Currently, Schwan's Research & Development, Inc. (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our Product Innovation department. If you’re a professional with interests in leading the development of new products, which includes developing complex formulas, commercialization of new technology, new platforms, complex product improvements, cost reduction and resolutions of significant technical issues in line with Business Unit Strategies, in addition to providing guidance to team members and advanced technical support of Marketing, Sales, Operations and external customers, take a look at career opportunities at Schwan’s.

At Schwan’s, you’ll get a competitive pay and benefits package. If you’re interested in joining a global, privately owned company on the move, this is your opportunity. To find out more and to apply for these opportunities at Schwan’s, visit our website at:


  • Leads the development of new and breakthrough products which will give competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • Assists in the identification, development, refinement and planning of new product concepts that will create new business opportunities or meet business unit strategies
  • Leads the development and commercialization of very complex projects involving new technology or the application of existing technologies that lead to new opportunities for the company
  • Develops experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for new products, product improvement, and cost reduction products that meet project parameters of established pricing, Marketing goals, food regulations, and operation feasibility
  • Leads Applied Research, Process Development, Innovation, and Operations in the development, transfer and commercialization of new technology
  • Manages complex test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications for the production of finished products and ensure reproducibility
  • Processes complex formulas, specifications, and requirement for new products, product improvement, cost reduction, and new or modified production line
  • Leads team members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvement, cost reduction, ingredient, formula, specification or process changes
  • Provides advanced technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient, formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product quality and safety
  • Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines and prepare various project reports to project personnel to ensure complete communication of project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability
  • May be required to supervise less experienced scientists, engineers, food technologists, and technicians


Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Years of related experience: 8-10 years related experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite; solid interpersonal skills; good understanding of the different markets in the food industry; advanced knowledge of algebra, physics, chemistry, statistics and/or experimental design; extensive knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food functionality and food processing techniques/methods and equipment in various product platforms or categories; ability to comprehend and interpret technical articles, research papers or presentations; must be able to apply technical learned knowledge to a wide variety of situations; advanced ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and offer solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development

Let us tell you about The Schwan Food Company. We are the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States. Schwan's® offers home delivery to customers throughout the 48 contiguous United States as well as operating with a large presence in the foodservice channel and high visibility in the retail frozen food aisle. The company has 19 brands including Tony's®, Red Baron®, Freschetta®, Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's and the Schwan's® brand.

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Schwan’s is an equal opportunity employer.

It is the policy of The Schwan Food Company to recruit, hire, assign, discipline and promote employees regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, religion or other categories protected by federal, state, or local laws. It is also Schwan policy to employ and advance in employment individuals qualified as disabled under applicable statutes who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of a job.

As employers/government contractors, we comply with government regulations and affirmative action responsibilities.

This is solely to help us comply with government record keeping, reporting and other legal requirements. Your voluntary cooperation in completing this form is appreciated. It will be kept in a confidential file separate from the application for employment.

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