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Senior Chemist

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a Senior Chemist to join our R&D team in Omaha, Nebraska!Located along the Missouri River, our Omaha office is within walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. Conagra's R&D facilities in Omaha are state-of-the-art, including a large super lab, open benchtop space for prototype development, a top-of-the-line culinary kitchen, and pilot plant capabilities.As the Senior Chemist, reporting to the Chemistry Manager, you will oversee the analysis of food products and packaging materials to determine quality attributes and chemical composition; ensure compliance to manufacturing and quality specifications, nutritional labeling specifications and regulatory and food safety standards using standardized and research test methods and technical procedures. You will ensure that current and new methods meet the requirements of the laboratory quality management system and act as a delegate for the Manager of Chemistry. You will oversee lab operations with minimal or no supervisory oversight and may have 1 or 2 direct reports.Position Responsibilities:Train and supervise analysts/technicians who perform routine chemical analysis of raw ingredients, components and finished food products developed and manufactured for ConAgra Foods; oversee daily work activities.Research new analytical methods; conduct literature reviews and supervise laboratory testing for evaluation of
new methodologies.Supervise progress of basic applied research activities.Create and implement laboratory management system policies and procedures as well as, laboratory safety policies and procedures; ensure laboratory operations are safely and efficiently carried out.Perform complex technical chemical analyses of food samples.Monitor the quality of analytical test results.Interpret, review and approve instrumental and nutritional data generated by laboratory staff.Provide technical information and guidance to staff members and/or laboratory customers regarding complex analytical testing; analyze and interpret complex data for lab customers.Provide technical information to product developers for use in product formulation.Support QA and RQ&I needs by conducting special projects and
providing technical advice and scientific information to ensure the safety and quality of ConAgra Foods products.Mentor junior scientists.Position Requirements:BS or BA degree in Chemistry.5+ years experience in analytical chemistry, food chemistry or related field/function.Leadership and/or supervisory experience preferred.Experience with chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques required.Experience with mass spectrometry and/or FAMEs analysis preferred.Experience with instrument maintenance preferred.Advanced technical/scientific report writing skills required.Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.Understanding of food product development, processes, and safety.Advanced knowledge of statistical and analytical tools and fundamentals.Experience implementing quality management systems for Analytical Chemistry.Experience with ISO/IEC.We require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the future.Physical Requirements:Work in and around cramped/confined spaces.Climbing to various heights via stairs or laddersExposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended workdays to include loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.Use of tools, equipment, and machineryDriving a company or rental vehicle for up to 6 hours as neededMay travel up to 30% of time.
Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.Exposure to food tasting and smells including all food allergens.Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, 15 vacation days, 6 additional days off and 10 paid holidays. Check out our 401k plan too! Conagra will match 100% up to the first 6% of pay you save. The company will also provide a 3% non-elective contribution to your account regardless of your participation (that's 9%)! #LI-MH1#LI-ONSITE#LI-MSLOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insuranceWealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase planGrowth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiencesBalance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye--, Marie Callender's--, Banquet--, Healthy Choice--, Slim Jim--, Reddi-wip--, and Vlasic--, and emerging brands, including Angie's-- BOOMCHICKAPOP--, Duke's--, Earth Balance--, Gardein--, and Frontera--.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

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