Food Scientist - Food Service at ConAgra Foods

Location: Omaha, NE (Greater Omaha Area)


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Mid-Senior level


Manufacturing, Product Management, Research, Science 


Consumer Goods, Food & Beverages, Food Production, Research 


October 12, 2009

Employer Job ID:

17057 Food Scientist Food Service

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs technical project assignments drawing from a strong base of technical knowledge and experience in specialty area. Should demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in or supervise technical support teams and/or technicians. Monitors the efforts of and collaborates with R&D technical support groups. Work is usually performed in a laboratory complex or pilot plant utilizing equipment and scientific instrumentation. Assignments may take the incumbent into company plants and other plants. The incumbent may work alone, with contemporaries and with other departments on a project team basis. Has contact with technical professionals outside the company, with suppliers and with customers. Work is reviewed for technical soundness and to assure that all overall objectives have been achieved.

Support Research & Development Projects of selected Brand/Business Teams within the Temperature Control Group.

Support R&D Technology Initiatives within the Temperature Control Group to meet existing & emerging business needs.

Provide effective organization and utilization of R&D resources to meet ongoing business objectives and individual/organization development goals.

Develop a close functional relationship with team to review projects and contribute information and suggestions regarding product-processing requirements.

Contribute guidance and suggestions early in the product development process that will improve delivery of functional product designs.

Participate in pilot plant testing with product development team and pilot plant team.

Actively contributes to adjustment and enhancement of the process and product.

Prepare recommended manufacturing procedures for use in transition to plant production.

Provide technical support for start-up operations in manufacturing. Assist with installation of new processes and with manufacturing start-up at assigned plants to ensure designed manufacturing procedures are functional. Revise and troubleshoot the process as needed to ensure successful production of desired products. Prepare specs and fill out any associated quality control measures as applicable.


B.S Food Science or Engineering plus a minimum of 3 years experience in Product Development in a food company required, formulation experience in retort/hot fill and hold applications preferred.

MS in Food Science or Engineering plus 1-2 years relevant work experience in retort/hot fill and hold applications preferred.

Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, influence and interact within a cross-functional organization.

Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

May travel up to 20% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.

Company Description

ConAgra Foods is a leading branded foods company and is the trusted name behind many leading brands, including: Healthy Choice, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Huntís, Orville Redenbacherís, PAM, and Banquet, among others. Our consumer brands are found in 97% of U.S. households and 26 are ranked first or second in their category. ConAgra Foods also has a very significant presence in commercial food products and is one of the nationís leading specialty potato providers to restaurants and other foodservice establishments.

With a vision statement: "One company growing by nourishing lives and finding a better way today Ö one bite at a time," the company is dedicated to providing customers and consumers with food they can count on to taste great and provide good nutrition at a fair value.

Additional Information

  • No third party applications.

Job ID: 762623

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