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Production Lead

Company: Conagra Brands, Inc.
Location: Jackson
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Individual must be capable of performing all of the following job duties as required: * Must be knowledgeable of all equipment, understand the process, and be able to perform all jobs in the department whenever necessary. This includes but is not limited to: Systems Operator, Ingredient Supply, Line Operator, Package Operator, Mixer Operator, Sanitation, Production Specialist and Manufacturing Attendant whenever necessary. * Troubleshoot minor electrical problems and troubleshoot and repair low to mid-level mechanical problems. Must have the ability to perform mechanical tasks as approved for normal operation of the area to reduce production downtime and maintain standard budgeted efficiencies or better. Make sure all equipment on the line is in working order, including performing routine preventative maintenance. Assist the technical department with repairs and projects. * Understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures for producing quality product, report all deviations to process procedures, and actively work to correct any process deviation in the minimum time. Actively work to maintain and improve production processes and must be able to document processes for others to follow. * Effectively lead, direct, and communicate information to a designated group of employees. * Effectively lead to ensure Company rules and regulations regarding Quality Assurance and GMP's are adhered to while ensuring polices and procedures are followed. * Coordinate and lead with departmental start-ups, mid-week cleans and shut-downs and improve activities related to these both. * Responsible for ensuring proper material usage, capturing accurate recording of production and material usage information and downtime. * Maintain yields and quality within the department at the expected levels or better. * Train new employees and certify their ability to perform their job with the expected level of quality, efficiency, and yields while maintaining the proper GMP's and doing so with the expected level of safe behavior to ensure zero injuries. * Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. * Maintain accurate recording of any required process information. * Ensure area is clean and orderly. * Must be capable of accurately entering information into Krono's (or other time recording systems). * Must be capable of accurately entering downtime information into CDC (or other downtime recording systems). * Coordinate staffing for the lines to include vacation, absenteeism coverage and overtime needs following agreed Company policies and procedures. * Responsible for ensuring all jobs in the area are performed in a safe and efficient manner as required by Company policies and procedures and in accordance with expected safe behaviors. * Provide feedback to managers for input into evaluation of hourly production associates in their area * Participate in the hiring process for hourly associates * Perform any other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization. The successful candidate will be highly motivated; mechanically inclined with good basic skills; must have working knowledge of Excel, Word and Access; have working knowledge or Statistical Process Control, GMP's and HACCP; Must have Basic Math / Business Math skills and must be an OSHA Certified Forklift Operator. In addition, the candidate will have one year of continuous employment with the Jackson Facility; no more than three (3) points, no disciplinary actions above an oral warning in the past twelve (12) months; understanding of plant policies and procedures and demonstrate leadership skills. Education and / or Experience: High School Diploma or General Education Degree. Associates Degree in Business or related field is a plus. Certification in Industrial Technology or similar field is a plus. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Associate is occasionally Required to sit; stand; walk; climb; balance; stoop; crawl; crouch; kneel and must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to fingers; handle; or feel and reach with hands and arms extended. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 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'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. 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.

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Inc., Jackson , Production Lead, Professions , Jackson, Tennessee

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