Plant Quality Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

Fort Madison
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
Lead, direct, support, and manage as appropriate, all of the pilot plant’s food & personnel safety efforts to ensure that the facility complies with ConAgra, State, & Federal regulations, policies, and procedures. Achieve Research, Quality, & Innovation food and personnel safety objectives in a safe, legal, efficient, cost effective, and high quality manner.
Position Responsibilities
Implement food & personnel safety programs to ensure a safe and accident-free work environment.
Plan and deliver programs to train employees in food and workplace safety.
Assist in accident investigations and prepare accident reports required by ConAgra and regulatory agencies.
Know, understand, enforce, and comply with OSHA, USDA, and FDA regulations. Serve as the pilot plant’s primary contact dealing with these agencies.
Conduct inspections of the pilot plant facilities to detect existing or potential food or personnel safety hazards. Determine and implement corrective measures.
Interface with, as well as manage/coordinate with NorthMarq and/or other contractors concerning pilot plant safety projects and/or work orders.
Ensure the maintenance and upkeep of pilot plant documentation required by OSHA, USDA, and FDA including traceability, sanitation, pest control, JSAs, LOTO, hazard analysis, etc.
Lead & conduct routine pilot plant safety meetings.
Provide the safety orientations, checklists, training materials, policies etc. for new employees and/or contractors working in the pilot plant.
Ensure proper and timely communication of pertinent safety updates to the pilot plant team and users.
Communicate effectively with managers, directors, and senior leadership to update and relay pertinent safety information and solutions as appropriate.
Adapt to change and continually strive for self-improvement through study, training, etc.
Maintain complete and accurate records for all the above responsibilities as appropriate.
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Relevant experience in the food processing industry.
Thorough knowledge of USDA, OSHA and FDA regulations impacting facilities operation.
Proficient at Microsoft office programs including word, excel, power point, etc.
Relevant training in food & personnel safety including traceability, sanitation, pest control, JSAs, LOTO, hazard analysis, etc.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work various shifts on occasion.
Physical Demands
Incumbent must have the ability to effectively perform all of the following physical demands without assistance:
Occasional travel including flying to all parts of the U.S. and possibly overseas.
Regularly required to walk, talk, sit, stand, climb stairs, write, type, push, and pull.
Occasionally lift/carry up to sixty pounds.
Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
Walking and/or standing for long periods of time.
Driving a company or rental vehicle for up to six hours as 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.