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Technical Process Engineer

Conagra Brands, Inc. • Omaha, NE
a month ago

Reporting to the Research Fellow, you, the Technical Process Engineer will develop practical and essential skills necessary to improve the operation, yield and efficiency of our manufacturing facilities. You will designed to process improvement strength, apply process modeling. You will develop the requirements for essential transformations, develop performance-based specifications, and provide the widest possible solution space. The work must be focused on consumer benefits designed for profitability, operability, efficiency, and vertical start up.

Position Responsibilities

  • Learn and apply the Methodology of Product/Process/Package Development (MOPD).
  • Determine manufacturing processes that accommodate specific production and product requirements for existing systems, while meeting process, quality, and cost goals.
  • Determine the physical, chemical, and biological transformations that must occur to produce new or current food products.
  • Build bench-top and pilot plant testing to develop prototypes and prove hypotheses.
  • Analyze results of experiments and trials to provide process recommendations.
  • Prepare results for review and present findings.
  • Provide technical support in manufacturing facilities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and distill them to Intellectual Property.
  • Monitor consumer trends and wants/needs within the food industry.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Chemical, Food, or Biological Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years related experience as a Process Engineer.
  • Experience with process technology documentation, including Process Flow Sheets, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Mass and Energy Balances, Process Control Strategies, and Process Specifications.
  • Experience with process technology including mixing and blending, flow control, plate heat exchangers, temperature regulation, scraped surface heat exchangers, homogenizers, Ammonia, Nitrogen/CO2 cooling/freezing methods and equipment, Sanitary/ Aseptic package Fillers, and CIP systems.
  • Understanding of Design of Experiment methodologies.
  • Familiarity with project management fundamentals.
  • Preferred Six Sigma and other problem-solving models.
  • Experience with a Deliverables and Success Criteria-based environment.
  • Risk Anticipation and mitigation.
  • Experience working with external work partners, vendors, and suppliers on confidential matters.
  • Experience documenting and implementing Intellectual Property.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

Conagra’s culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Omaha office 4 days a week.

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Our Benefits:

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)

Our Company:

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. ​