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Conagra Foods | Kent, Washington
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Build your career at ConAgra Foods.  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we're creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced workplace.

Job Summary

Monitors production processes to support the plant to produce a safe product that meets customer expectation and regulatory requirements.


Essential Functions:

Inspects, tests, weights, tastes, smells, observes, measures and performs procedures (mixing, cooking and heating) on raw materials and finished products to determine if these products meet specifications.

Maintain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) assuring that hygiene standards are met and kept, by alerting leadership of non-compliance.

Maintain specifications and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on production and processes.

Maintain rejection program by tracking and isolating effected product, reason for rejection, disposition of product and maintenance of these records.

Investigate root cause of rejection and make recommendations based on findings to prevent future rejections.

Creating, writing, updating, revising quality assurance programs; e.g., Frozen plant HACCP Program and SOP's.

Coach, train, and advise other team members, both individually and in a group setting, on problem-solving processes relating to food production.

Create and update food processing forms based on specifications and SOP's.

Facilitate continuous improvement by utilizing SPC tools to analyze product and process data.

Must be free of identified pathogens spread by infected persons handling food such as Hepatitis A, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, etc.

Responsible to report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.

Other duties as assigned.


Skills and Attributes:

Must adhere to plant work standards, high quality and productivity standards per plant requirements.

Demonstrates flexibility to work varying hours and shifts, including overtime, to accommodate the production deadlines.

Consistently meets internal and external customer expectations through teamwork, respect and willingness to help and support others.

Demonstrates job related skills in verbal and written communication.

Accepts accountability and responsibility for one's work.

Demonstrates skill in confronting issues, problem solving and decision making to achieve desired results.

Demonstrates high motivation and energy in working with a sense of urgency in critical situations.

Demonstrates good time management independent of supervision.

SAP experience preferred.


Desirable Experience:

3 - 5 years Q.A. and /or production experience in a food manufacturing facility.

Working knowledge of microbiology, sanitation, food chemistry, HACCP, SPC, and other process improvement tools.

Computer skills and experience -Excel, Word, Access

Must possess the ability to demonstrate analytical thinking and math computation

ConAgra Foods, 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.

About Conagra Foods

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (ConAgra Foods) is a food company, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products, as well as other vegetable, spice, and grain products to a variety of restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. The Company operates in two segments: Consumer Foods and Commercial Foods. On April 12, 2010, the Company acquired Elan Nutrition, Inc. (Elan), a privately held formulator and manufacturer of snack and nutrition bars. In June 2010, it acquired the assets of American Pie, LLC, a manufacturer of frozen fruit pies, thaw and serve pies, fruit cobblers and pie crusts under the licensed Marie Callender?s and Claim Jumper trade names, as well as frozen dinners, pot pies, and appetizers under the Claim Jumper trade name. In July 2010, it completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of Gilroy Foods & Flavors dehydrated garlic, onion, capsicum and Controlled Moisture, GardenFrost, Redi-Made, and fresh vegetable operations.

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