Maintenance and Refrigeration Manager - 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
Responsible for areas including Ammonia refrigeration systems, buildings and grounds, utilities, electrical systems, compressed air systems, water heaters, HVAC, waste water treatment systems, and other infrastructure areas within all plant facilities.
Provides leadership and direction to plant maintenance department responsible for repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment in plant. Responsible to eliminate all causes of failure and ensure full useful life in coordination with daily maintenance completed by operating personnel. Schedules repair, maintenance, and installation to ensure continuous production operations. Creates and manages the maintenance and stores budgets for assigned budget. Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards. Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.
This position serves as the project manager as it relates to the projects involving the area of responsibilities. That may include planning and coordination of large or small projects as required.
The refrigeration and facilities maintenance manager is the direct supervisor of the utilities lead, PSM clerk, refrigeration specialists, facilities technician, and all other technical team members in the refrigeration and facilities. The refrigeration and facilities maintenance manager reports to the plant engineering manager.
Position Responsibilities
Responsible for asset reliability to reduce downtime and assure peak plant efficiencies. Complete capital engineering design and projects with coordination with corporate engineering, production and in support of appropriate contractors and vendors.
Direct responsibility for the refrigeration team and their performance.
Promote safety throughout the entire maintenance organization.
Responsible for all department metrics.
Lead, manage and direct; in coordination with the plant maintenance manager; all activities for ConAgra Performance System Planned Maintenance Pillar.
Prepare annual budgets and operate within established maintenance operating budget and monitor departmental expenditures.
Assists with planning and cost estimates for annual and longer-term capital budgets.
Responsible for executing the capital plan to include all engineering design and project management, working with both internal and external resources.
Be acquainted with PSM program and all other local/state/federal environmental regulations and ensure compliance with all operational permits. Directs all aspects of building operations including maintenance, repairs, and renovations.
Establish criteria for assessing the quality of work performed by employees and contractors.
Supervise the completion of work through review of reports, frequent site inspections and conferences with operations and vendors regarding electrical & plumbing equipment, HVAC systems, electric motors, ventilating fans, air conditioning and electrical control units.Investigate the condition of buildings, equipment and grounds, and recommends improvements in the facilities to ensure that needs are met.
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related technical field preferred.
Minimum five years’ experience in food plant maintenance.
Strong knowledge of PSM and RMP programs.
Thorough knowledge of Process Safety Management programs, refrigeration SOP’s, HACCP and USDA regulations.
Must be computer literate; experienced in using computer software applications such as CAD, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project Management, etc.
Must have complete understanding of PLC and logic controls for high speed operating equipment.
Prior experience using production environment SAP preferred.
Basic accounting knowledge preferred.
Broad knowledge & experience in project management & facilities administration with demonstrated ability to manage projects and personnel.
Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with superb time management and project scheduling skills.
Must have a proven track record of successfully managing the construction of
large, complex projects.
Comprehensive information on construction processes, trade practices, standards, building codes & regulations.
Excellent administrative and follow up skills to achieve successful maintenance and repair programs.
Ability to lead teams and achieve results through resources.
Physical Requirements
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 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. The employee will be exposed to a noisy environment that varies from hot to cold in temperature. 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.
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.