Sr Engineer - 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.
Job Summary
Oversees all aspects of the B/R department, affiliated equipment, building and grounds. Schedule work and manpower to meet production demands., maintain the preventative maintenance system and work toward meeting or exceeding the plants safety and uptime goals. Control maintenance expenses by monitoring overtime and parts expenses weekly.
Establish and maintain mechanical integrity and equipment reliability programs to ensure employee safety provide environmental security and maximize the plant’s availability, product quality, and cost effectiveness. Other primary duties include: ownership of the plant’s PM/PDM activities; leadership of equipment performance tracking and repair/improvement prioritization; technical guidance and coaching of mechanical craftsmen; and engineering support of maintenance and capital projects.
Position Responsibilities
This job has direct supervisory responsibilities for approximately 18 Boiler/Refrigeration employees which includes overseeing day to day work schedules, project work to its completion and coordinating work assignments to meet agreed upon expectations, including timelines.
Manage the performance of preventive maintenance within the Boiler Refrigeration Department
Set goals and standards for the Boiler Refrigeration Department, including waste treatment facilities.
Maintain working relationship with equipment vendors and service representatives.
Promote teamwork to achieve Company’s goals and objectives.
Train, motivate, and direct employees for safe, effective, and efficient performance.
Recognize good performance and take corrective action when needed.
Oversee and insure that ongoing maintenance training is being provided for personnel development and to meet future technical requirements.
Schedule utilization of B/R employees to control direct labor cost and maintain sound labor relations.
Provide technical support for regulatory compliance.
Manage the plant’s PSM/RMP programs to comply with OSHA and EPA requirements.
Comply with environmental regulations, specifically EPA and DNR reporting procedures.
Active Participant in Plant’s CPS (ConAgra Performance System)
Monitor and train respective employees in established safe work procedures.
Enforce the plant's safety program.
Participate in and support all safety programs.
Monitor machinery and operating procedures to maintain a safe work environment.
Initiate corrective action when needed to eliminate work hazards.
Maintain a good working relationship with USDA and Quality Assurance.
Coordinate teamwork efforts for a quality product within company specifications.
Interact with contractors, obtaining bids on upcoming projects and supervising their work once the project has commenced.
Purchase of supplies and repair parts with regard to quality
Seeks continuous improvement in the B/R Department employees and the efficiencies of the production lines.
Continuously evaluates PM/PDM activities and frequencies to ensure optimum use of manpower and resources in maximizing equipment reliability.
Position Qualifications
BS or MS degree in Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Food Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering and/or equivalent experience managing Boiler/Refrigeration systems. Previous supervisory experience required
Experience in PSM/RMP regulatory programs and execution of these programs.
Proven effectiveness in working collaboratively within a matrix organization.
Proven ability to transcribe project requirements into an effective technical solution through
sound application of engineering principles.
Manufacturing experience a plus.
Excellent leadership qualities, verbal and written communication skills, and technical analysis
and problem-solving skills are required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, blue prints, schematics, 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.
Ability to calculate figures.
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. Knowledge and experience with Preventative Maintenance programs. Knowledge of Electronic and Electrical principals.
Experienced at writing: employee appraisals/evaluations, Maintenance procedures and Job Descriptions.
Must be computer literate.
CAD/Drafting experience desirable.
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.