Conagra Principal Engineer - Technology Development in Omaha, Nebraska
Reporting to the Director Of Technology Development Engineering, the Technology Development Principal Engineer will create and develop new manufacturing technologies. The new technologies will deliver breakthroughs in system performance to improve operations and provide new manufacturing capabilities by leveraging emerging technologies within and outside of the food industry and adapt them for our use. As a principal engineer you will create development roadmaps for new manufacturing technology development to support the Supply Chain Grocery & Snacks and Refrigerated & Frozen business platforms. You will have a understanding the cost drivers of the existing operations and a technical development mindset to deliver next-generation manufacturing technologies You will partner and collaborate with organizational team members across engineering, the Supply Chain, R&D, and IT during program development and implementation. You will also need to build external partnerships with mainstream and early phase development companies which can help deliver new technologies. `
Lead the development and implementation of new technologies in process, packaging equipment, physical/digital automations, material handling.
Experience identifying cost drivers in the manufacturing operations.
Develop a road map to deliver new technologies which provide step change improvement which meet or exceed investment hurdles
Evaluate technologies and capabilities to meet medium and long-term benefits.
Identify cost-effective new technology opportunities, develop business case to support development and commercialize the technology at scale.
Work with Engineering, Supply Chain, R&D, and IT to gain agreement of projects
Frequent interaction with top management of equipment and material vendors, engineering consultants, and installation contractors
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related degree.
Minimum 7 years practical experience in Consumer Products, providing engineering leadership and developing new technologies in a FDA or USDA related manufacturing environment
Experience in tactical and strategic project leadership.
Demonstrated vision and execution of new process, packaging equipment, physical/digital automation and material handling technologies from development through proof of principal to scalable commercialization
Experience managing and delivering technical projects and budgets
You will be asked to travel up to 50%. Travel to, and working in, manufacturing facilities in North America including travel to vendor facilities, construction sites, system startups.
This position is located in Omaha, NE or Chicago, IL or select field locations
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, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)
Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s 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, visit www.conagrabrands.com (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=2940510-1&h=2999397156&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.conagrabrands.com%2F&a=www.conagrabrands.com) .
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.