Pinnacle Foods

  • Food Scientist - Baking

    Location US-CO-Boulder
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  • Overview


    Boulder Brands is the health and wellness business unit of Pinnacle Foods. Located in downtown Boulder, Colorado, Boulder Brands is committed to providing superior tasting, solution-driven products. The company’s health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific consumer needs: the Gardein brand delivers frozen plant based protein for consumers looking for a healthy meat protein alternative; the Glutino® and Udi’s Gluten Free® brands for gluten-free diets; the Earth Balance® brand for plant-based diets; and EVOL foods for consumers seeking simple and pure ingredients.


    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.



    We have an immediate need for a Bakery Technologist with a technical/food science background and research and development experience to join the team in Denver, CO / Boulder, CO.




    • Execute innovation and renovation work on gluten free bakery and snack products.
    • Lead product development efforts from bench-top to factory commercialization.  
    • Provide operational knowledge of bakery equipment including ovens, mixers, extrusion, sheeting, proofing, baking, and freezing in a wide range of bakery items.
    • Work as a technical leader on cross functional projects to deliver results on time and on budget.
    • Design, execute, document and communicate results for factory trials.
    • Lead scientific research of novel technologies in the areas of dough ingredients, formulations, and processes.  
    • Work independently and collaboratively as workload and scope demands.
    • Utilize Pinnacle Foods processes and systems to effectively manage ingredient, formula and finished good specifications.






    • Baking science and ingredient functionality knowledge.
    • Experience in testing and commercializing food products in a manufacturing facility.
    • Passion for creativity and product development.
    • Demonstrated team player and self-starter.
    • Ability to utilize experimental design techniques and apply statistical analysis to evaluate and communicate test results.
    • Minimum of five years of successful baking experience.
    • Experience with Gluten Free Baking a plus but not required.



    • Bachelor degree or higher in Food Science or Baking Science required.


    • Travel 20 – 30%


    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.





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