Senior Process Engineer in Chicago NE

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Conagra Brands
Title: 
Senior Process Engineer
Date: 
01/13/2022
Job ID: 
013792
Location: 
Chicago NE
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Chemical Engineer, Engineering Manager, Process Engineer

We&##39;re hiring for a Senior Process Engineer-MVP (Maximizing Value & Productivity) reporting to the Manager of Research and Development! You will be a primary owner of process development across all business categories on major cost savings projects and will be the primary driver for initial concept building phases. Development work will focus on understanding the science that defines transformations within each unit operation, and then translating this into performance-based specifications that provide the widest possible solution space for optimized system design. You will lead the prioritization of capital projects for the cost savings R&D group.

What You&##39;ll Do:

  • Establish prioritization of cost savings projects requiring capital. Develop technical requirements for BSCE level capital estimates in collaboration with engineering and design partners.
  • Determine how we investigate plant processes and data to identify unlocks for cost savings.
  • Establish the physical, chemical, and biological transformations that must occur to produce food products meeting customer and consumer requirements and translate into clear design specifications and process requirements.
  • Lead process development and other activities on those projects involving new technologies.
  • Construct and lead the development of bench top, pilot plant and plant experiments/trials, either individually or as a member of a technical team.
  • Comprehend and apply principles of the scale-up of unit operations common within the food industry.
  • Evaluate results, make conclusions, prepare reports and presentation decks, present and defend with support of supervisor.
  • Use 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.
  • Determine processing core competencies and share with the organization via playbooks, white papers, or other forms of knowledge capture; and then transfer technical insights to manufacturing facilities.


What You&##39;ll Bring:

  • BS Chemical or Food Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience in process research required with a preference of having worked in the food industry.
  • Knowledge of unit operations and processing equipment.
  • Project management knowledge, financial acumen and change leadership.
  • Familiarity with statistics tools and software (i.e. Minitab). Familiarity with historian or other process database management.
  • Up to 40% travel.


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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


Our Company:

Conagra Brands is one of North America&##39;s leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that&##39;s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender&##39;s®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, and emerging brands, including Angie&##39;s® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke&##39;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.

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.


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


Our Company:

Conagra Brands is one of North America&##39;s leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that&##39;s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender&##39;s®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, and emerging brands, including Angie&##39;s® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke&##39;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.

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.

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