Plant Engineer

at Conagra Brands Inc in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

With supervision, reviews and analyzes engineering requirements to determine and design technical and business solutions for projects that require capital investment. Determines system requirement success criteria and selects equipment that meets the best cost, schedule, and performance needs. Develops and modifies equipment standards, methods and design to meet required quality and safety standards.


Position Responsibilities

This position involves significant communication and coordination with multiple stakeholders (e.g., Operations, Finance, EHS and RQI).

External interaction will include, however, is not limited to, equipment vendors, construction contractors, engineering services contractors, and co-manufacturing organizations.

For projects up to $2MM, develops Front-End-Loading packages (FEL's) that are complete, clear, concise, and reflecting thorough due diligence to ensure project success. FEL packages include, but are not limited to: Technology assessment and recommended solutions reflecting plant, ConAgra, and industry best-in-class practices; Physical location and general arrangement placements (drawing level); Infrastructure requirements and needs assessment; Work with Engineering Project Manager to determine preliminary Capital / Expense Estimates; Work with the Engineering Project Manager to determine a design schedule that meets that overall project schedule requirements; Equipment / System Performance criteria; Identification of Alternatives, Pre-requisites, Risks, and Opportunities; Write detailed functional control descriptions for the unit operation and packaging systems recommended by the Engineer.

For small projects up to $2MM reviews Technical Briefs providing technical guidance to project team

May manage small projects independently

Participate and execute experiments in plant trials

Prepare and present technical reports to supervisor, both written and oral

Interpret, develop, and issue technical specifications

Work to develop subject matter expertise of the packaging principals and operating systems for assigned areas

This person will have a fundamental understanding of a food manufacturing environment, a technical knowledge of equipment and may develop project management skills that can be applied to small low complexity business initiatives

Keeps current with latest food packaging technology and commercial applications.

Other duties as required


Position Qualifications

BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Packaging Engineering (with emphasis on equipment), and Agricultural Engineering.

Equipment Engineering emphasis is required in addition to practical experience of 2 years in food manufacturing and food packaging system design.

Internships or Co-op in food manufacturing a plus.

Proficient using AutoCAD software

Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

Technical knowledge and understanding of manufacturing systems and equipment

Demonstrated leadership, organizational and effective communication skills

This position is located in Omaha NE, Chicago IL or select field locations.

Travel percentage: up to 50% at times


Our 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 salaries, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan

Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences

Balance: paid-time off , 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 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.


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.


Conagra Brands, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

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Job Posting: 3055402

Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

Updated On: Oct 16, 2021