Job Title:

Sr Food Technologist – Atlanta, GA


Schwan's Research and Development, Inc.

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular

Exempt/Non Exempt:



1st Shift







Currently, Schwans Research and Development (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our Food Technology department. If you’re a professional with interests in forming and leading product development projects by developing complex formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new products, product enhancements, and cost reductions to meet project parameters and Business Unit strategies , 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:


  • 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
  • Develops experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for simple new product, product improvement, and cost reduction that meet project parameters of established pricing, Marketing goals, food regulations, and operation feasibility
  • Organizes and manages complex test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications and ensure reproducibility for the production of finished products and subassemblies
  • Establishes team and works with members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvements, cost reductions, and ingredient, formula, specification, or process changes
  • Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Evaluates, confirms acceptability, creates/updates specifications and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization
  • Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines provides timely and effective oral and written communication and prepare various project reports to project personnel and project leader to ensure complete communication of project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability
  • Supports innovation in the development of new ideas, new products or new product platforms through ideation sessions and bench top experimentation, along with the ability to effectively communicate the concept
  • Experience working with meat is a definite plus


Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or product development experience
Years of related experience: 6-8+ years related experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Advanced communication and interpersonal skills. Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel and Word; advanced knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics; solid knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality; must be able to comprehend technical articles, research papers, or presentation; must be able to apply advanced technical knowledge learned; 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. Highly preferred candidates have frozen meals, convenience meals or other prepared frozen food experience.

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.


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