Food Products and Processing Systems Careers

Are you interested in helping to produce food? Or make sure that it is safe and gets to the people who need it?

Consider a job in food products and processing. Jobs in food products and processing involve bulk food production, the discovery of new food sources, the analysis of food content, and the development of ways to process, preserve, package, or store food. You might also monitor compliance with industry and government regulations.

Use the resources below to discover food products and processing career options, plan your education, and explore the job market.

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Are you ready to set your education goals and gain the skills you need to work in agribusiness? Use the resources below to get started.

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Before you invest in a career, it's important to understand the job market. Based on where you want to live, you may have different opportunities. Use the resources below to learn about some of the employers in your region. You can research job postings to understand the skills and training these employers are looking for. After you've done some research on your own, make sure you talk to as many people as possible who are knowledgeable about the career. You can talk to your teachers and counselors. You can also reach out to an employer to do an informational interview about the jobs they offer.

Sample Job Titles

Production Supervisor, Laboratory Technician, Quality Supervisor, Maintenance Manager, Food Inspector, Mechanical Engineer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Plant Manager, Manufacturing Supervisor

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Sample Employers


  • Cargill
  • E.A. Sween Company / Deli Express
  • General Mills
  • Hormel Food Corporation
  • J.R. Simplot Company
  • Michael Foods, Inc
  • Pilgrim's Corp
  • Post Holdings
  • Sam's Club
  • Schwan Food Comany
  • Associated Milk Producers Inc
  • Buckhead Meats of Minnesota
  • Cargill
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • E.A. Sween Company / Deli Express
  • Hormel
  • Land O' Lakes
  • JBS
  • Pilgrim's Corp
  • Sysco
  • Pilgrim's Corp
  • Walmart
  • Fond Du Lac Reservation
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Sam's Club
  • Target Corporation
  • Floodwood Custom Meats
  • Castle Danger Brewery
  • Schwan's
  • Fraboni Sausage Company
  • American Crystal Sugar Company
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • CHS Inc.
  • E.A. Sween Company / Deli Express
  • Grupo Bimbo
  • Hormel
  • J.R. Simplot
  • Pilgrim
  • RICH Products
  • SunOpta Companies Inc
  • Austin Allen Company
  • Balchem Corp
  • Cargill
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • E.A. Sween Company / Deli Express
  • Kemps, LLC
  • The Kerry Group
  • Lorentz Meats
  • Pilgrim's Corp
  • Sam's Club
  • Agropur
  • Hormel Foods
  • JBS
  • Kraft Heinz Comany
  • Michael Foods, Inc.
  • Pilgrim's Corp
  • Post Holdings
  • Schwan Food Company
  • Sam's Club
  • Smithfield Foods
  • BIX Produce
  • Cargill
  • E.A. Sween Company / Deli Express
  • General Mills
  • Michael Foods, Inc.
  • Pilgrim's Corp
  • Post Holdings
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Sam's Club
  • Target Corporation

These employers posted jobs in food products and processing systems during 2020 - 2021.

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Find Job Openings

Find a job in food products &processing systems.

  1. Navigate to the Job Search on Minnesota State CAREERwise.
  2. Copy and paste the keyword string below into the Keyword filter.
    Keyword string:
    "Agriculture" OR "Agri" OR "beef" OR "swine" OR "pork" OR "chicken" OR "poultry" OR "duck" OR "grain" OR "soy" OR "corn" OR "grain" OR "wheat" OR "food" OR "meat" OR "dairy" OR "milk" OR "food processing" OR "fish"
  3. Use the Location filter in the left column to select a Minnesota region or to search by ZIP code. From the region dropdown you can also choose to search the state of Minnesota.
  4. In addition to the keywords above you can use Occupation Category to filter your search results. Select one of the options listed below.

    -Food Preparation and Serving
    -Production
    -Management

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