Associate Quality Specialist - 2nd Shift

2018-07-10
Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Council Bluffs
Iowa
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in Food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great Food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Under direct supervision, implements programs within the functional area of the FPRA group. Supports the implementation of relevant Quality and Food Safety processes and procedures. Responsible for the daily execution of activities related area of expertise and focus.
Position Responsibilities
Assists in designing and implementation of processes and procedures within assigned technical area(s) of responsibility.
Participates on cross functional teams to assure effective implementation and adherence of QA initiatives and process improvement of our suppliers, under limited supervision.
Performs assigned technical tasks/duties associated with department processes and procedures.
Gathers and studies data to understand trends and issues and to make decisions related to product safety and quality in areas of assigned responsibility.
Provides technical and decision-making support and analyzes data in managing situations and issues relative to quality and/or Food safety as necessary.
Interfaces/provides technical support to appropriate functions and employees to assure regulatory compliance, Food safety and quality of company?s products.
Interfaces with company facilities to facilitate an ongoing effective relationship with packaging material suppliers.
Evaluates effectiveness and assures continuous improvement in assigned areas of responsibility.
Position Qualifications
BS in Food, Biological or Chemical Science or related field preferred.
Minimum of 1 year industry experience required.
Knowledge of Food safety and quality systems and manufacturing processes, technologies or other relevant area of responsibility.
Familiarity in using continuous improvement tools (SPC, Capability Studies, etc.) and fundamentals.
Knowledge of government regulatory requirements in Food packaging (GFSI, FSMA, FDA, USDA)
Sound report writing, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
Demonstrated strength in setting an example for others.
Troubleshooting, data analysis, and investigative skills required.
Ability to travel up to 40% of the time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible company representative.
Physical Requirements (optional)
Ability to sit, walk and/or stand for up to 8 hours a day
Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders on a regular basis
Pushing/pulling various plant materials and/or equipment
Will maneuver in cramped/confined spaces
Exposure to manufacturing environments for up to 8 hours per work day to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, slippery conditions, dirt, fumes, smoke, smells and allergies
Frequent bending and/or crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery
Driving a company or rental vehicle for up to 8 hours if needed
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.

 

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