Manager Production - Russellville, AR 1

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.



Accountable for managing plant production activities across multiple shifts and/or departments to produce products that meet established quality, customer service, safety, innovation and cost metrics consistent with schedules and policies. Implements standard work and maintains improvement through sustaining behaviors, operating with discipline and rigor, implementing autonomous maintenance; Oversees the production of quality products to fulfill customer requirements; Controls and effectively utilizes the production capacity, manpower and equipment and outside resources through planning, organizing and scheduling to minimize losses; works within the framework of the budget to optimize company profitability. When absent, the Plant Manager will assume the roles and responsibilities of the Manager of Production.





  1. Food Safety & Quality.
    • Responsible for food safety and quality.
    • Shall complete an orientation process which provides training in the Key Concepts of Food Safety and Quality.
    • Shall understand that identification of any failures in these areas is their responsibility
    • If they identify a deficiency in Food Safety and/or Quality, they are responsible for taking corrective action and reporting the issue to their direct supervisor or Quality supervisor.
    • The Quality Manual is available to this employee on the shared Marshall Network drive.
    • Monitor production work methods to manage overall product to meet USDA and quality objectives.
    • Be able to have a “back up person available to cover for absence of this role.



  1. Supervision.
    • Directly supervises production line supervision to ensure product is produced according to Company specifications and meet production, usage, and labor objectives.
    • Properly allocate labor to meet or exceed Company standards.
    • Oversee the overall cleanliness of the plant production areas.
    • Assure compliance of Labor Contract, OSHA, and USDA regulations.
    • Responsible for assuring work force is properly trained in job requirements.
    • Ensure flow of critical information to all levels and shifts of plant management.


  1. Production.
    • Monitor correct ingredient usage at plant standards while maintaining quality objectives.
    • Coordinate production requirements with maintenance and engineering to ensure plant objectives are obtained.
    • Continuous improvement in production process to improve safety, cost effectiveness, and product quality.


  1. Safety.
    • Maintain a safe work environment for all employees.
    • Assure safety awareness and training is provided by front-line supervisors.
    • Support safety programs.


  1. Reporting.
    • Accurately reports ingredient usage and labor figures for proper costing and recall requirements.
    • Share key measurable with front-line supervisors to promote continuous improvement.


  1. Personnel Relations.
    • Monitor labor relations by reviewing grievances; investigating and settling First Step grievances at the floor level; addressing labor issues; and interfacing with Human Resources.





Producing product to designed quality standards at the lowest possible cost; overseeing plant production operations; meeting USDA requirements; and seeking ways to reduce costs and improve yield; Provides a good working environment by complying with the Labor Agreement and creating positive solutions to workplace issues; Assures individuals a safe working environment.




Manages one-shift subordinate front-line supervisors who are responsible for a total of 100 to 400 employees in the Production Department; Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit; Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws; Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.




Authority to make task assignments to employees, schedule overtime, discipline employees, settle grievances at the First Step, and stop production for equipment repair, safety, and quality reasons; Refers to the Planning/Scheduling/Special Projects Manager or Operations Manager for production schedule and to the Human Resources Manager for severe disciplinary action.




B. S. degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Biology, Industrial Management, or related field from a four-year college or university and four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the food industry; Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  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 exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  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.





To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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