Maintenance / Engineering 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
Provides leadership and direction to plant maintenance department. Responsible for repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment in manufacturing operations. 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 storeroom budgets. 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.
Position Responsibilities
Responsible for plant maintenance, including operations to reduce downtime and assure peak plant efficiencies.
Will direct capital engineering design and projects to completion and work with appropriate vendors.
Have responsibility for the maintenance team and their performance.
Promote safety throughout the entire maintenance organization.
Responsible for all maintenance department metrics.
Lead, manage and direct all activities for Conagra Performance System Planned Maintenance Pillar.
Assists with planning and cost estimates for annual and long-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 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.
Investigate the condition of equipment and recommends improvements in the facility to ensure that plant needs are met.
Responsible for asset reliability to reduce downtime and assure peak plant efficiencies.
Direct responsibility for the refrigeration team and their performance.
Prepare annual budgets and operate within established maintenance operating budget and monitor departmental expenditures.
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.
Investigate the condition of buildings, equipment and grounds, and recommends improvements in the facilities to ensure that needs are met.
Lead the cross-functional development and implementation of the capital plan including the engagement of related Plant and Corporate functions such as, but not limited to Safety, Sanitation, Quality, Environmental, Operations, Maintenance, Finance and Operations
Fostering a team-based problem-solving methodology.
Support the Plant in driving business literacy through education of key business issues and concepts.
Work with Corporate Platform Engineering Director
Delivering financial objectives.
Conduct internal systems audits as required.
Lead the EM Pillar Team in the development of short and long term plans and goals for the Plant.
Support the Plant in participating on and leading project teams that improve safety, quality, utilization, labor relations, sanitation, costs and customer service.
Demonstrate ability to utilize available application computer programs.
Demonstrate executive maturity through decision making and effective communication with various departments and managers to ensure plant resources are efficiently utilized in maximizing true efficiency.
Responsible for giving work direction and coordinating mechanical and clerical activities in the maintenance department.
Execute the capital plan to include all engineering design and project management, working with both internal and external resources.
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related technical field preferred.
Minimum five years’ experience in food plant maintenance.
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.
Thorough knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) programs, refrigeration SOP’s, RMP programs, HACCP and regulations.
Leadership skills to work as a peer and advisor to other departments
Ability to rotate shifts and work weekends and holidays when required
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Key Leadership Competencies: Integrity/Trust, Ethics/Values, Action Oriented, Conflict Management, Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Managing Diversity, Functional/Technical Skills, Managerial Courage, Priority Setting, Drive for Results, Building Effective Teams, Managing Vision and Purpose.
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.