Pinnacle Foods

  • R&D Technical Scientist

    Location US-NJ-Parsippany
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  • Overview

    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.



    A R&D Technical Scientist responsible for assisting plant teams with technical guidance in both product and process improvements for existing products by developing project scope, providing technical recommendation / solves  and troubleshooting as needed.  This position will report into the Sr. Director of Technical Service, R&D.




    • Manage plant improvement projects as needed across all categories.
    • Develop project scope, design, assumptions and data driven success criteria.
    • Conduct trials at both production facilities and pilot plant as needed.
    • Interpret results and develop an understanding of how to translate to possible solutions.
    • Write technical reports and maintains accurate and complete technical records.
    • Optimize process / product and publish troubleshooting guide.
    • Learn and utilize the online Technical Documentation System.
    • Utilize in-depth knowledge and problem solving skills of food manufacturing to achieve results.
    • Work in collaboration with cross functional team members
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory, quality and product safety.



    • 3-5 years of Food Product Development experience
    • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in fluid, fast-paced situations, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate others. Creative problem solving skills.
    • Experience in development and commercialization of new products and /or support of operations strongly desired. Retail launch of sauces, meals, salad dressings, and low acid foods is preferred.
    • Demonstrated technical competence in the areas of ingredient functionality and food formulation
    • Experience in testing or commercializing food products at manufacturing plant.
    • Ability to communicate and clearly write technical information.
    • Strong technical/analytical skills
    • Ability to interact with others in both manufacturing, and office environment
    • Good time management and multitasking skills
    • Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Statistics




    • None



    • S. / M.S. Food Science or Chemical Engineering or related field.



    • Travel 50-75%

    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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