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Title: Food Technologist Warrendale, PA
Req Number:hein-00004855
Location(s):WarrendalePA

Heinz North America is seeking a Food Technologist who with minimal supervision, will develop formulations, create and modify factory processes in the areas of cost reduction and quality improvement for our Consumer Products Productivity Research & Development Team. As a part of our Productivity team, the successful candidate for this role will work independently on formulation, scope feasibility, quality improvement projects, conduct plant trials and other associated work for US-based frozen brands. This role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work with multiple brands, providing exposure to multiple areas of the business, different types of food systems and factories and various business partners.
Who will be successful in this role? An individual who will.
' Apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store and distribute foods.
' Coordinate and perform trials in Pilot Plant and factory to insure compliance to approved formulas.
' Analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar and protein.
' Utilize a balanced approach to formulation keeping a focus on the consumer as well as operating with a cost mindset.
' Create and maintain positive relationships with a cross-function set of key stakeholders through strong communication, executive presence and understanding of assigned brands.
' Contribute to the ideation-to-execution process of product development by creating products that are safe and transferrable to production.
' Research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful.
' Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods.
' Keep technically informed through suppliers and technical literature.

Activities performed daily include:
' Formulate products for flavor, color, nutritional content, cost, and adherence to government, company policy, and industry standards.
' Check raw ingredients for acceptability for processing, and finished products for safety, quality, and nutritional value.
' Confer with cross-functional partners such as food technologists, engineers, plant operators, sensory experts, packaging, marketing, and sales in order to drive the product development process.
' Develop food standards and specifications, safety and sanitary regulations.
' Demonstrate products to internal and external clients, including direct interaction with customers.
' Solve technical problems through search of scientific literature or other sources of technical information.
' Investigates ingredient and process innovations through suppliers and technical literature.

The following skills and experience are required to be considered for this position:

' B.S. in Food Science or related field required.
' Minimum of 3 years of professional food industry experience necessary required (not including internships or co-ops).
' Willing to travel 20 ' 25% required.
' Experience with conducting plant trials with limited supervision.
' Strong communication skills demonstrated by previous experience presenting products to various levels (including executives) and various departments of the organization.
' Ability to apply critical thinking skills, demonstrated by using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems strongly preferred.
' Working knowledge of product development and familiarity with quality assurance procedures.


Bring Us Your Appetite For Success

Heinz is a global powerhouse with a long history of success. We offer an environment of strength, stability and exceptionally varied opportunity. Under our impressive portfolio of brands, we lead the industry in quality, value, consumer loyalty, and consumer expectations. Heinz was recently ranked #1 in overall Customer Satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index against 225 companies in 47 industries. We are able to achieve these great milestones through great people - our talent is entrepreneurial, empowered and always collaborative with a culture that allows each person to have an impact every day. Your career with us is limited only by your drive, ambition and imagination and we're committed to maximizing the talents of those who join us. We invite you to learn more about this career opportunity and determine if you're ready to join Heinz!

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