Associate Food Scientist Omaha, NE

Job Code: 539997899

POSTED: Sep 14




Omaha/Nebraska/United States


ConAgra Foods


Full Time - Entry Level

Preferred Education:

High School

Employer Information


About ConAgra Foods

Job Description


Job Summary

Under direct supervision, researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products from conception through successful commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans. Formulates new products to meet customers' demands and reformulates existing products to improve quality and/or margins. Drafts technical proposals and reports for review.

Position Responsibilities

* Independently design, plan and execute experiments.

* Interpret experimental results and implement next steps.

* Demonstrate thorough knowledge of pilot plant and commercial scale processes and equipment.

* Generate raw material, manufacturing and finished product specifications utilizing on-line specification system.

* Work with cross-functional teams to accomplish project objectives.

* Contact external industry experts to obtain and present technical information to the R&D organization that can be applied to projects.

* Organize and lead project presentations to brand management.

* Maintain awareness of current technical trends and identify and implement technologies that can be applied to increase profitability.

* Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely completion of project objectives in a fast-paced environment.

* Drive innovation and creativity within brand group by bringing new ideas and prototypes for team review.

* Sporadic to frequent travel, including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed.

Position Qualifications

* BS in Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 1-3 years work experience

* MS in Food Science or related field plus up to 1 year relevant work experience preferred.
* Related fields include Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering or Culinary.

* Experience in Product Development in a Food Company required, frozen packaged goods experience preferred.

* Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

* Must possess high learning agility

* Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.

* May travel up to 40% of time.

* Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.


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