Refrigeration SME (Subject Matter Expert) - Nights - Bakery Plant - Military veterans preferred

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

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.
Safety - demonstrated behaviors in support of company safety procedures with focus on zero injuries.
Follow and comply with all Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
Working with and participation in implementing PSM
Provide technical guidance for Preventative Maintenance, Troubleshooting, & Repair of plant systems:
Ammonia and HVAC systems and associated equipment
Chillers, Cold water and Glycol
Condensers and Water towers
Evaporators and Heat exchangers
Compressors, Maintenance and Controls
Water & Steam Boilers systems and associated equipment
Boiler chemistry
Boiler Temperatures and Pressures
Softeners Chemical Test and adjustments
Electrical and Gas systems and associated equipment
Gas and Electric HVAC (RTUs)
Electrical Switchgear
Fire Control systems and associated equipment
Coaching and training for technicians. Provide input on team member performance and capabilities.
Ensure equipment is performing effectively and efficiently.
Actively support the ConAgra Performance System (CPS) continuous improvement activities: i.e. 5S, Breakdown Analysis, etc.
Establish and monitor programs for critical equipment analysis and condition monitoring techniques.
Review deficiencies noted during corrective maintenance to identify trends. Identify and resolve repetitive mechanical failures to include modification and design of failed parts. Recommendation of improvements both electrical and mechanical either by new part sourcing or design.
Provide technical guidance on use of CMMS (SAP)
Maintains and advises on the use and disposition of stock items, surplus items, and rental equipment.
Promotes equipment standardization.
Develops standards for major maintenance overhauls and outages.
Assists Engineering with cost-benefit reviews of the maintenance program.
Responsible for analyzing equipment and operating data to ensure operation within design parameters.
Represent the department in assuring facilities needs are met
Receive additional training as needed to perform duties and responsibilities.
Records data such as, temperatures of equipment, hours of operation, temperature and pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases, voltage load and generator balance.
Completes all required paperwork on time.
Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shutdown equipment.
Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment, or lubrication.
Complete a visual safety check of the grounds/facility.
Monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain the Ammonia Leak Detection, Fire Protection, and Fire Water Sprinkler Systems for the industrial and office complex.
Requisition spare parts, materials, and supplies as required.
Record Maintenance and Operations Activities.
Perform other duties that the Team Leader or Coordinator might require.
Work overtime as required to achieve production, sanitation and maintenance schedules.
The ability to interact effectively and professionally with coworkers.
The ability to perform all skills as outlined on the Skills Element Tree.
Strong mechanical aptitude
Basic mechanical skills and knowledge of machinery
Basic electrical, communication, math, and computer skills
High School diploma or equivalent
5 years of continual ammonia maintenance experience
Current certifications:
Willing to obtain and retain the following certifications within designated timeframe:
Universal HVAC within 6 months
Hazmat Emergency Responder designation within 12 months
Hazmat Incident Commander within 24 months
Boiler Operator Training and Ammonia Technician Level within 24 months
PSM/RMP and RAGAGEP training within 36 months
7-10 years of continual ammonia maintenance experience
Technical degree in related field or, along with CARO & CIRO, at least one of the following:
Universal HVAC Certification
Boiler Operator Training
PSM/RMP Training
RAGAGEP training
Experience working in a food processing or packaging environment
Experience working in an automated machinery environment (with PLCs or MMIs)
Experience work in a USDA, FDA, OSHA, or GMP compliant environment
Proficiency in MS Office Programs
Proficiency in SAP
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk/hear, stand, walk, use hands and tools, reach with hands and arms, stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision (including colors) to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports and results.
May be subject to blood borne pathogens and other infectious illnesses, occupational hazardous materials and associated protective activities and donning personal protective equipment.
Monitoring, rebuilding, and repairing equipment.
Ascending and descending from step ladders, platform ladders and extension ladders.
Notice and ability to attend to and distinguish normal from abnormal noises in equipment and machinery. Listen and respond to fork lift truck safety beeps and public announcement intercom system.
Basic computer skills and ability to operate monitoring equipment required.
Physically able to respond timely to emergency situations at facility.
Ability to pass a pulmonary and respirator fit test.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. The Company recognizes that an individual with a disability may require an accommodation to enable him/her to successfully perform a job function. Consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.
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.