Team leader Quality Boardman East

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.?


Description Summary:  While keeping safety a number 1 priority, assists in the management of quality control activities for all phases of production, personnel and laboratory operations.                                


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Schedules and assigns workloads which includes supervision of the hourly work force in planning, equipment operation and repair, material usage, training, etc.


Work closely with production to identify, solve and prevent problems affecting quality.


Directs product quality surveillance of manufacturing areas with possible HACCP monitoring.


Conducts periodic facility inspections and may perform daily bacteriological environmental inspections in critical plant areas.


Supervises special inspections for incoming materials, end-of-run products, etc.


Coordinates with production in the monitoring of packaging lines for effective control of weights, metal detection, codes and product/package integrity.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises 20-30 employees in the areas of Quality.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation for this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.                                                                



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.


Design - Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Project Management - Communicates changes and progress.


Technical Skills - Shares expertise with others.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Visionary Leadership - Inspires respect and trust.


Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.


Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.


Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.


Managing People – Must be available to staff; Provide regular performance feedback; continually works to improve supervisory skills.


Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals.


Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Conserves organizational resources.


Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.


Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.


Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.


Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Generates suggestions for improving work.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                  

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or three years related experience.

PQ Certified



Language Skills                                                              

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills                                                     

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability                                                         

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills                                                             

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Manufacturing software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Outlook.


Other Skills and Abilities                                                          

Ability to type 40 wpm


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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