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
Support R&D Technology Initiatives
within the Temperature Control Group to meet existing & emerging
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
MS in Food Science or Engineering plus
1-2 years relevant work experience in retort/hot fill and hold
Proven ability to handle multiple
Demonstrated ability to effectively
communicate, influence and interact within a cross-functional
Proficient in Microsoft Office
May travel up to 20% of time. Must be
able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.
As we build our brands, we`re building the team that will take our
business to the next level. Our high-performance culture is based on
simplicity, accountability and collaboration and offers exceptional
career opportunities throughout the organization. Challenging positions
at all levels offer opportunities in sales, marketing, manufacturing,
supply chain, IT, finance, R & D and other areas. All of our
positions offer opportunity for personal growth and financial reward.
ConAgra Foods is an equal opportunity employer, and we place a high value
on the diversity of our employees, customers, consumers and vendors.
We`re looking for the best people with the best talent. You can build
your career and be part of building the new ConAgra Foods.