Associate Continuous Improvement Specialist - 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:
Under limited supervision, develop and modify process systems, methods and controls to meet general health & safety, food safety/quality, efficiency, and cost improvement targets and standards. Leverage and facilitate cross functional team members to recommend and implement improvements, modifications, or additions which will need to follow formal documentation procedures; tests and solves problems using appropriate CPS tools and resources. Conducts feasibility studies, determines loss/cost estimates, and develops success criteria for targeted improvement project work.
Essential Job Duties:
Effectively coordinates Focused Improvement (FI) work for all appropriate plant personnel, team members, contractors, and vendors required to provide timely completion of improvement initiatives as structured
Communicates effectively to all key stakeholders through multiple levels of organization with progress updates as needed for responsible improvement work
Uses appropriate documentation skills to formalize improvements and drive sustainment of project goals.
Trains other team members on proper Focused Improvement tool utilization and execution.
Capable of auditing effectiveness of FI tool utilization and keep resources focused for overall CPS phase as daily and weekly systems
Owns and drives assigned Daily Management systems
Researches different equipment and material options as necessary to accomplish goals and targets of improvement projects.
Leverages personal and contractor support to be a technical consult/expert/trainer for cell and operation team resources for applicable processes and systems.
Works with the local/corporate Engineering team on capital plan execution, planning and engaging correct operations resources to minimize or enhance project impact to daily operations for both long term and short term capital projects.
Leverages appropriate CPS/FI tools for necessary data to support success criteria development.
Applies engineering, mathematical, scientific, and LSS principles to focused improvement from concept to implementation as appropriate for related project work.
Responsible for coordinating start-up and training education for all improvement work.
Leverages plant facilities, Maintenance Departments resources for all pertinent project improvement work requiring needed support or impacting their site accountability.
Monitors all projects to ensure projects are completed on time according to project schedule.
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.