Food Chemistry, Food Engineering, Research & Development
A Food Technologist fills a critical role in the successful development and execution of the US Region’s multi-year continuous improvement plan. Utilizing solid food science skills and an understanding of core process engineering principles, he/she identifies product and process optimization opportunities including but not limited to recipe changes, ingredient changes, process improvements, and new technology applications. He/She leads or supports projects toward a personal target of delivering $1M - $3M annual savings. He/She leads or supports quality, safety, supply continuity and capacity initiatives as assigned
Primary responsibilities include working as a Project Leader on Product and Process Optimization Projects Formulating/Reformulating new confectionery products in our state of the art Research and Development Center in Hershey, PA. Project responsibilities also include providing manufacturing technical support, and new technology application evaluation.
Possess full working technical knowledge of product and process development and optimization, including formula and process development, optimization, manufacturing validation and implementation.
Demonstrated application of food science and process engineering principles in developing manufacturing solutions with a sound understanding of the interaction between process unit operations and product physical and sensory properties.
Possess the appropriate combination of knowledge and experience in design of manufacturing systems for the food industry including: a basic understanding of common process unit operations and equipment used in the food industry, sanitary design, construction practices and general knowledge of common equipment suppliers in the food industry.
Working knowledge of Food Science and Engineering principles, Quality Assurance, Good Manufacturing Practices.
Working knowledge of lean manufacturing, TPM, and green/black belt certification
Experience operating lab and pilot scale equipment/instrumentation and working in a manufacturing plant.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercising a moderate level of judgment in project execution.
Possess time management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities in an expedient manner, having an understanding of the required business objectives, developing solutions and schedules, and efficient and expedient project executions.
Demonstrate attention to details required to deliver results with sound project planning and project management skills.
Interpersonal skills that allow for effective working relationships at all levels across the organization.
Ability to work in a team environment and independently in a flexible work environment with changing priorities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient computer literacy, fluent with Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to accommodate unusual and extended work hours as required for project completion
The Hershey Company, is headquartered in Hershey, Pa., and is an industry-leading snacks company known for bringing goodness to the world through its iconic brands, remarkable people and enduring commitment to help children succeed. Hershey has approximately 16,500 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.8 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and SkinnyPop.
The foundation for our vision of global growth is a vibrant, diverse workforce. Our eight Business Resource Groups (BRGs) support every employee around the world with an inclusive work environment. We rely on these groups for finding and developing the kinds of talent, skills, knowledge and cultural awareness that will ensure innovation and success for The Hershey Company into the 21st Century. Hershey’s BRG’s include the Abilities First, African American, Asian, genH(Generations), Latino, Prism (LGBTQ and Allies Affinity Group), Veterans and Women’s group.