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Research Technician II

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a Research Tech 2 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. Join us for yoga or strength training classes offered at the onsite fitness center. 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 a 50,000 square foot pilot plant.As the Research Technician 2, reporting to the R&D Manager, you will collaborate with food scientists and the pilot plant staff to prepare products for bench top, pilot plant or production testing. You will collaborate with the team to assist in the creation of great food within a high impact culture, showing a passion for food preparation and cooking. You will conduct tests in culinary kitchen, laboratory, pilot plant, and production areas to evaluate texture, particle size analysis, etc.Position ResponsibilitiesProduct Development SupportConduct bench top and pilot plant testingSet up, operate, disassemble, sanitize and reassemble lab equipmentPrepare samples for shipment in collaboration with scientist and shipping and receiving departmentLearn and utilize on-line specification systemTrains new employees on lab procedures including cleaning, proper maintenance and bench scale development processesDevelops and leads new processes or procedures to simplify work processes for a more efficient way of operatingSetting up purchase orders and ensuring delivery of goods/servicesEnsures food safety and food handling techniques are followed during storage, preparation and cleanup of all foodsCoordinates shelf life studies and sample preparationLaboratory MaintenanceOrganization, Cleaning and Maintenance of shared frozen, refrigerated and ambient storage spacesFacilitates lab cleaning including shared equipment i.e. microwaves, stovetop, ovensCalibration of lab equipment including temp probes, microwaves and ovensCreates facilities requests to maintain super lab appliances, plumping, electricalInventory ManagementAcquiring and stocking general use raw materials in laboratoryInventory control of raw materials that includes shelf life monitoring and rotating out old inventoryWorks closely with pilot plant ingredient procurement within federal regulationsMaintains off site storage inventoriesAssist in managing the shipments of products and ingredients to various production facilities and suppliers.Maintain key product libraries and relevant samples for all business pillarsPosition QualificationsHigh School diploma or GED required.2+ years' work experience in a food or lab environmentBasic knowledge of food safety practices.Demonstrated ability to communicate well, follow directions and effectively collaborate with others to accomplish common goals.Willingness to taste a wide variety of food products for evaluation purposes.Ability to learn and independently operate specialized lab equipment.Knowledge of Microsoft Office SuiteAbility to travel independently as a responsible ConAgra Brands representative.Physical RequirementsAbility to lift 40 lbs on a regular basis.Ability to stand continuously for up to 4 hours.Ability to operate and move freely around manufacturing equipment.Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended workdays to include loud noise, heat, cold, wet and slippery conditions and exposure to all food allergens.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.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-ASSOCIATEOur 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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