Food Technician in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 1/15/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Manawa, WI
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa

Job Type:

Research and Development Group

Job Posting Title:

Food Technician

Job Description:

Position Summary:   Assist R&D Scientists and team with the design/plan/validation and implementation of new products, line extensions, product improvement and technical service for TreeHouse Foods that meet product offering requirements. Ensures R&D laboratories and equipment are maintained.

 Position Responsibilities:

  • Under limited supervision, executes assigned product development activities (including but not limited to weighing and making batches, product and package quality testing, cost savings, sample tasting/ sensory evaluation, shelf-life review and sample organization) from team in order of priority.
  • Primary work area is the R&D Lab and office area and will conduct varied and routine tests in laboratory and production area following recognized procedures.
  • Oversees sample requests for Manawa lab coordinating requests across multiple product categories. Maintains a sample request log, creates labels, makes product and fills packaging, and reviews all outgoing shipments for accuracy. Maintains retains for sample requests.
  • Attends a weekly Quality Product Holds meeting representing R&D while interacting with cross functional teams.
  • Maintains a benchmarking program for multiple product categories.
  • Coordinate and support bench-top work as well plant trials and first production runs, working with scientists and operations.
  • Communicates results and provide insights of data to supervisor and team as directed.
  • Supports product developers by entering data into assigned computer systems including spreadsheets and PDM/SAP as required.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records in all work.
  • Maintain organized lab and ingredients, product & packaging storage areas-- following GMPs.
  • Proactively cleaning and sanitizing areas within the lab, dishes, equipment, etc.
  • Check e-mail at least once daily and respond in a timely manner.
  • Assist other departments to support business needs (i.e. QA, Micro, etc.) as requested.
  • Back up lab technician absences as needed.
  • Any additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.

 Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Communicate effectively and openly while working in a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently
  • Must be a self-starter, independent, energetic and resourceful
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Prefer experience utilizing ERP systems and nutritional software
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation

Education:  High School or equivalent

Preferred Attributes, Qualifications & Working Conditions: (Outline any additional skills, travel and/or physical requirements)

☒ Standing

50% or more


50 pounds



☒ Walking


☐ Repetitive Motions

☒ Driving


☐ Travel (other than driving)   

☐ Unusual Working Hours   

☐ Exposure to moving mechanical parts    

☐ Exposure to fumes or airborne particles   

☐ Exposure to outside weather conditions

☐ High areas   

☐ Noise Level   

☒ Other

Must be able to evaluate product through smell, taste, and visual senses. Product allergens include dairy and soy.


Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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