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Research & Development Careers

Research & Development Careers

Imagine a Career in Research and Development 

See yourself supervising and technically leading and guiding the execution of Retail, Deli, or Foodservice research efforts to create new processes/ products and improve existing processes/products to maximize consumer satisfaction and company profit. Opportunities exist to ensure the generation of innovative ideas, effective utilization of employees, and timely completion of assigned projects. 

Primary Functions

  • Complete assigned projects in support of marketing, operations, QA requirements, and plans in a timely manner
  • Be a point person for new product development 
  • Utilize basic and complex meat processing applications and food safety 
  • Organize large-scale research projects 
  • Work in a cooler temperature work environment 
  • Formulate product to be made in pilot plant and/or production settings 


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively: provide the required feedback to various departments and subordinates throughout the company. 
  • Timely follow through: effectively and efficiently complete duties and projects within specified time period. 
  • Drive change: research different ways in which products can be developed by sharing ideas with other professionals and managers. 
  • Increase skill sets: schedule, train, and motivate subordinates to achieve the optimum combination of job productivity and job satisfaction through continued professional and technical growth. 
  • Inspire employees: generate new process/product ideas and coordinate cross-functional testing of these new processes/products for the Deli and Foodservice business units. 
  • Time management: organize and utilize time effectively to allow for completion of projects and duties and attendance in meetings all within the specified date and time. 


Possible Positions

Positions in this department include:

  • Development Leader
  • Food Safety Manager
  • Food Technologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Laboratory Services Manager

Aubrie, Food Technologist

Aubrie, Food Technologist

“Jennie-O Turkey Store has many different career opportunities within the company to offer to its employees. The company is continually growing and adding positions and expanding current positions.”