Reporting to the Senior Director of Processing you will lead the process
development of major projects (such as network optimization or M&A
initiatives) and commercialization of new technology applications. You will be the R&D technical lead for these major projects, using project management skills to coordinate activities across essential R&D functions beyond process engineering.
Develop an understanding of the process technology needs & capabilities across the company.
Partner internally and externally (Universities, suppliers, competitive scouting) to identify and champion technologies that can be adapted for our needs.
Be the lead process development resource for major projects that may span multiple or new business opportunities.
Champion the appropriate use of MOPD/VSU tools across work.
Be a technical mentor for junior engineers in the group.
May have responsibility for direct management of technicians, interns, or other junior engineers.
Ensure all processing specifications developed by engineers in designated platform are accurate, complete, and effective in ensuring the factory makes quality product at target costs.
BS in Chemical, Food, Biochemical, or Mechanical Engineering.
Minimum of 7 years of experience in food process technology or related areas of work.
Knowledge of food science & food processing.
Demonstrated documentation discipline.
Troubleshooting skills with demonstrated ability to execute root cause analysis and follow through with corrective actions.
Experience with food safety, sanitary design, & equipment cleaning.
Experience with sensory testing methodologies and translating consumer insights into technical solutions.
Understanding of food/package interaction.
Knowledge of product development process.
Basic financial understanding, to ensure profitability optimization and project budgeting skills
Creative and result oriented personality.
Knowledge of capital engineering practices a plus.
Experience presenting to leadership.
Up-to 40% travel
Ability to lift up-to 50 lbs. occasionally
Work extensively in pilot plant and or production plant floor environment.
Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
Walking and/or standing for long periods of time.
Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders.
Bending and/or crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery.
We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
- Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
- Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
- Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
- Balance: paid-time off, paternal leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)
Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, and emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®.
We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit www.conagrabrands.com.
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.