Associate Chemist
ConAgra Foods 523 reviews - Omaha, NE

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Determine the composition of food products to ensure compliance to manufacturing and quality specifications, nutritional labeling specifications and regulatory and food safety standards using standardized test methods and technical procedures.

Position Responsibilities
  • Understand and follow laboratory management system policies and procedures
  • Understand and follow all laboratory safety policies and procedures
  • Perform routine chemical analysis of raw ingredients, components and finished food products developed and manufactured for ConAgra Foods
  • Follow written procedures to perform analytical testing on laboratory samples
  • Prepare standard calibration solutions, buffers, working standards and other reagents/solutions as needed for test methods
  • Maintain records of all test work in laboratory notebooks; input and extract information to worksheets and instrument computers
  • Calculate and interpret data generated from laboratory instrumentation; identify and isolate non-conforming work and make appropriate corrections
  • Perform routine maintenance on lab equipment; troubleshoot and repair as needed
  • Write, review and identify areas of improvement for test methods and technical procedures; initiate action plans
  • Develop project objectives; initiate and complete projects as assigned
  • Perform project and non-routine test work

    Position Qualifications
  • BS or BA degree in chemistry or related field required
  • 3 years experience in analytical chemistry, food chemistry or a related field/function
  • Technical/scientific report writing skills
  • Written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of food product development and processes
  • Understanding of food safety
  • Basic knowledge of statistical and analytical tools and fundamentals
  • Ability to work with a team in a production environment

    Physical Requirements:
  • Use of laboratory equipment – ovens, balances, furnaces, blenders, centrifuges, spectroscopy and chromatography instrumentation, wet chemistry
  • Walking/standing/sitting
  • Lifting reagent containers
  • Pushing/pulling laboratory carts
  • Work with solvents/acids/bases in fume hoods
  • Work in office environment –filing/record keeping/computer use
  • Work in cold rooms/freezers

  • About this company
    523 reviews
    ConAgra Foods fills the refrigerators, freezers, and pantries of most households. The company produces name-brand packaged and frozen...