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Career Opportunities: Associate Food Scientist (Parsippany, NJ) (4821)

Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of approximately 4,300 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages Leadership brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® shelf-stable pickles and Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups and Foundation brands such as Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages Leadership brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Fresh like® vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged meals and Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® seafood and Foundation brands such as Lender's® bagels, Celeste® pizza, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrées and Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips, Erin’s® Popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company ranked on Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Top 1000 companies list.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
An Associate Food Scientist performs product development work with supervision to meet project objectives. May be asked to perform multiple, simultaneous projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Executes tests using recognized procedures
• Learns and utilizes the online specification system
• Maintains accurate and complete records, analyzes reports
• Obtains a working knowledge of plant processes and facilities
• Provides onsite monitoring and technical assistance to operations when testing/manufacturing new products
• Follow directions of the supervisor, asking pertinent questions to provide a learning experience
• Travel required

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, this executive must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
• Demonstrated technical competence
• Demonstrated motivated self-confidence and creative problem solving skills
• Possesses minimum required technical communication skills
• Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment
• Ability to operate equipment after receiving training and physically lift up to 60 pounds on a limited basis

EDUCATION:
• A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in food science or similar discipline.

EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum one to two years food product development experience is required

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:

• Basic understanding of the sciences, with a basic knowledge and understanding of food recipes
• Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab and office environment
• Good time management skills
• Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Pinnacle 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.

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