Pinnacle Foods

  • Lab/R&D Tech

    Location US-TN-Jackson
    Job ID
  • 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.


    The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for maintaining systems and records for checking and verifying process compliance including but not limited to: SPC, HACCP, Quality Systems, Food Safety, SQF, Formula Control, Laboratory Procedures, and documentation verification; In order to ensure SQF (Safe Quality Food); the highest efficiency while adhering to Quality Standards.


    • The ability to maintain systems and records for checking and verifying process compliance including but not limited to: HACCP, Quality Systems, and Laboratory Procedures.
    • Verification of all quality, food safety and sanitation checks performed by operations and/or sanitation.
    • Pre-Operation inspections and swabbing.
    • Process Monitoring and auditing for compliance with GMP, SQF and Safety
    • Analytical testing of ingredients and finished product
    • Administration of the plant quality system (Hold Policy, Weight Control, Allergen Program, Master Control and SQF Certification Maintenance)
    • Must follow OSHA and Plant safety rules.
    • Assist quality supervisor in maintaining quality and food safety records/manuals and training new employees;
    • Must execute Hold & Release Program for incoming sampling/outgoing shipments;
    • Must be able to multi- task and utilize trouble-shooting skills in a team environment. Associates in this position are regularly required to lift/move up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
    • Any other duties or projects assigned



    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work across functions.
    • Creative/analytical problem solving skills and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
    • Team building skills and experience.
    • Must have ability to work with minimal guidance from Supervisor or QA Manager.
    • Demonstrated experience of effective leadership working closely with USDA.
    • Willing to work first, second or third shifts and weekends. Willing to be flexible with work schedule by working various hours before and after assigned shift.
    • Must be able to work in an environment that is hot, cold, wet and loud.



    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




    Qualified associates must have High School diploma or GED.

    • strong working knowledge of database
    • spreadsheet, and word processing computer software
    • business math skills
    • strong working knowledge of Statistical Process Control.




    Skills / Proficiencies:

    Ensure good communication between production and quality control in order to achieve an efficient collection of data records and to enable a quick response to any discrepancies in test results that might delay shipments or jeopardize samples or finished goods. Detailed orientated to ensure accurate data and test results meet requirements.  Good communication and organizational skills.





    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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