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Sr Process Engineer - Food Safety – Omaha, NE

Research and Development



Full Time

Under limited supervision, develop, modify, implement, monitor, and continuously improve the food safety systems to ensure ConAgra facilities are operating in compliance with all applicable (Federal and State) regulatory requirements. Serve as processing expert in one or more ConAgra platforms.

  Lead cross functional food safety initiatives and drive for completion.

  Contribute to establishing the adequacy of unit operations to provide control for assuring safe food.

  Assist in the definition and support of food safety requirements for new Product, Packaging, and Process Development initiatives.

  Serve as a subject matter expert in at least 2 ConAgra platforms or technologies.

  Disseminate expertise across ConAgra’s R&D and manufacturing communities.

  Assist Operations, Food Safety, Quality and Engineering in areas that extend beyond their own internal capabilities on process changes to improve food safety and quality.

  Conduct annual thermal processing, food packaging and food engineering audits on ConAgra’s processing systems.

  Assist with plant trials and startups (validations) as needed.

  Financial understanding to optimize profitability.

  Sound team management skills, focusing on relevant process development execution and capability to delegate authority to maximize work force output

  Understand food processing and food science with exposure to research and commercial applications. Stay current on new process technologies partnering with Universities, suppliers.

  Have a working knowledge of commercial retort processing.

  BS or BA degree in Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Science and Technology or Food Microbiology required.

  Minimum of 5-7 years experience in food process technology or related.

  Thorough understanding of process-food product interactions and challenges faced during commercialization.

  Working knowledge of experimental design and execution

  Working knowledge of process engineering and processing equipment for multiple technology platforms

  Solid presentation skills, both oral and written.

  Proficient at Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  Experience in compliance with state and federal regulatory agencies and regulatory requirements pertaining to food processing and packaging.

  Exposure to theory and practice of food preservation processes

  Sound people management skills, focusing on relevant process development execution and capability to delegate authority to maximize work force output

  Working knowledge of sanitary design, and equipment cleaning.

  Proven troubleshooting skill with demonstrated ability to “think on their feet.”

  Networking capability across industry and academia here and internationally.

  Ability to work cross functionally to garner their support and enthusiasm.

  Budgeting, financial analysis skills needed to understand cost impact of initiatives


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