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Process Engineer

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Omaha
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Process Technology Manager, you will support process technology development across the portfolio of businesses and brands from initial concept through final commercialization. Development work will focus on understanding the science that defines transformations within each unit operation, then translating this knowledge into performance-based specifications that provide the widest possible solution space for optimized system design. You will work to further develop technical skills and expertise to provide impactful results that are incremental to assigned projects.What You'll Do:

  • Determine the physical, chemical, and biological transformations that must occur to produce food products meeting customer and consumer requirements. Translate those transformations into clear design specifications and process requirements.
  • Support process development and other activities on projects involving innovation and new technologies.
  • Help with cost estimates and capital requests for trials and commercial installations.
  • Extend technical purview to understand and challenge processes that influence profitability and cost optimization.
  • Design and execute bench top, pilot plant and plant experiments / trials, either individually or as a member of a technical team.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all experimental and design work.
  • Evaluate results, make conclusions, prepare reports and presentation decks; present and defend with support of supervisor.
  • Leverage internal and external resources to help analyze problems, identify alternative options, perform tests, foresee consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations to support goals.
  • Conduct literature searches and prepare summaries/conclusions/insights playbooks from them.
  • Define processing operations in terms of procedures, white papers, or other forms of knowledge capture and transfer technical insights to manufacturing facilities.
  • Lead within the organization and champion ideas with business potential; gain organizational support where resistance is initially met with supervisory support.
  • Contribute to the development of process technology pipeline through creativity within and outside of business constraints.What You'll Bring:
    • BS Chemical, Biological, Mechanical, or Food Engineering.
    • 3+ years related experience.
    • Knowledge of unit operations and processing equipment in large-scale manufacturing.
    • Intermediate project management knowledge and skills.
    • Ability to learn new skills / technologies and to understand processes / products / systems.
    • Familiarity with statistics tools and software (i.e. Minitab). Familiarity with historian or other process database management.
    • Travel up to 25% of the time on average, with peak travel reaching 40%.Conagras culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Omaha office 4 days a week.#LI-SM2Our Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
      • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
      • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
      • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
      • Balance: paid-time off, paternal leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one ofNorth America'sleading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team thats passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye,Marie Callender's, Banquet, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, and Vlasic, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, Brandsis 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.

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Omaha , Process Engineer, Engineering , Omaha, Nebraska

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