BROAD FUNCTION AND SCOPE:
To advance Del Monte Consumer Research and Development technology,
productivity, and innovation projects from concept through
commercialization and provide technical support for existing products.
This position is responsible for taking direction, and then working
independently while conducting research projects leading to the
development of new food products as assigned by the Senior Projects
Manager. The incumbents most significant contacts within the Company
are daily contacts with other groups within the Laboratory and periodic
contact with R&D Leadership, Marketing, Consumer Insights, and
Operations. Contacts with outside supplier representatives will also
Shows technical competence in the planning and completion of assigned
projects leading to the development and implementation into production
of new or revised products with the supervision of the Senior Projects
Provides the basic knowledge and problem solving abilities to
adequately troubleshoot product and process audits relating to his/her
projects along with the supervision of the Senior Projects Manager.
Records, collates, evaluates, and interprets experimental data and
makes appropriate recommendations to his or her supervisor through
written or oral reports. Maintains an accurate laboratory notebook of
all intellectual property.
When appropriate, supervises technicians or plant personnel in the
execution of experiments, plant test runs and product commissioning.
The functions performed by this position are the execution of
projects by designing & conducting experiments, recording of
experimental data, and communicating of results to the Projects Manager
by means of product cuttings, laboratory notebooks/spreadsheets, and
laboratory reports. This includes calculating formulas, producing
sample batches in the lab/pilot plant, leading cuttings with requisite
technical information on hand, and taking appropriate next steps.
The incumbent is expected with guidance to accurately plan,
coordinate, perform, and be accountable for all aspects of his/her
project (including but not limited to sourcing raw materials, prototype
development/formula calculation, product stability and shelf life
testing, and cost analysis).
The position will also be required to supervise limited new
product/production start-ups and operational troubleshooting at
manufacturing installations. This includes projects such as formula
qualifications, packaging /product interactions, process scale-ups, and
cost optimization initiatives. Responsibilities include: writing PRRs,
executing test runs, collecting samples and reporting results.
The problems most often encountered in this position are solving
technical problems related to the development, manufacturing, and/or
modification of the food products and processes.
The greatest challenge is to accurately achieve the desired research
results within the product image and time guidelines set forth for the
projects. The incumbent may at times be required to travel to various
Company installations, co-packers, or suppliers.
The incumbent should have managerial approval prior to issuance of
formulas or formula changes or reporting the results of research to Del
Monte Foods personnel outside the Department.
Problems of a technical nature of which the incumbent has no
experience or problems related to coordination with other groups in the
laboratory must be referred to the Project Manager.
Keeps abreast of new technology advances in work area.
The incumbents performance for this position is measured on his/her
ability to efficiently, accurately and scientifically conduct research
projects and his/her ability to work with other technologists within
the food group, other laboratory groups and personnel at the other Del
Monte Foods facilities. The incumbent is expected to show progression
in the development of experimental design & project planning skills
prior to promotion.
The incumbent may be asked to prepare and conduct cuttings of samples
of Del Monte Products versus competitive samples; while gathering and
then reporting on product data.
With guidance, generate and develop innovative product and process
Work closely with Procurement to qualify new or alternative (second
source) ingredients, write ingredient specifications, and complete
requisite documentation to qualify suppliers.
Provide basic technical input for regulatory & labeling,
nutritional, and packaging development.
As part of a team, commission new products or processes at Del Monte
BS in Food Science, Engineering or related degree required; MS or PhD
Up to 2 years experience in related field.
Must be able to travel by plane and capable of travel for extended
Must be able to work in a factory environment dealing with equipment
and raw ingredients.
Must be able to conduct plant tests and commissionings.
Demonstrates professionalism and works well with others.
Ability to comprehend written instructions.
Possess mathematical dexterity.
Proficient in Excel, Word, Genesis; able to learn new programs.
Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision,
401(k) and Pension Plan
Del Monte Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.DELMONTEFOODS.COM TO BE
No sponsorship is available for this position.
No agencies or 3rd party vendors.