Sr. Continuous Improvement Specialist (PM)
ConAgra Foods - Omaha, NE

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This position is home based and will travel domestically up to 75% of the time. No relocation is required as long as candidate is based near a major airport within the United States.

Helps define implementation standards and guide Enterprise implementation of best practices for the Planned Maintenance pillar. Coordinates Enterprise ConAgra Performance System (CPS) with Platform, Plant and CPS Leadership to drive sustainable processes and results. Works with key leaders on pillar strategy, standard methods, auditing/assessment, pillar loss identification/analytics, and deployment of the right tools to attack losses. Helps with pillar education, training and creation of a continuous learning environment for assigned area. Helps plants identify potential process implementation issues and develop plans to overcome. Works with resources in the use of best practices across the enterprise. Helps to develop implementation plans and standards, and/or lead the planning and implementation PM steps. Tracks implementation and the qualifications of resources. 2-3 year related experience.

Position Responsibilities
This position is home based and will travel domestically up to 75% of the time. No relocation is required as long as candidate is based near a major airport within the United States.

  • Learn and understand PM Pillar Systems: PM Pillar Management, Breakdown Elimination, Planning & Scheduling, Preventive Maintenance, Storeroom Management, Asset Reliability, Skills, Maintenance Information, Maintenance Costs, and AMD Support.
  • Implements focused continuous improvement processes and metrics to identify, understand, & eliminate losses, increase throughput, & deliver CCR targets.
  • Works with the Zero Loss Pillar to identify areas of waste / variation to help target & prioritize projects that will reduce operating costs.
  • Guides plant PM teams to ensure standard practices, reapplication of improvements, calibration of approach and effectiveness of processes.
  • Ensures effective documentation & system ownership with the platforms for all standard practices in PM.
  • Provides leadership & coaching for PM specialists necessary to help drive rapid results through PM progression as well as a variety of other improvement methods.
  • Ensures the development of internal resource capability within plants
  • Acts as a key change agent for CI results achievement and glide path results
  • Leads PM pillar with strong collaboration and alignment to all pillars (AMD, FI, CSD, ZLA, EHS, QM, EM), in coordination with platform operations and other pillar leader.
  • Helps drive operational reliability (OEE) through people development.
  • Responsible for best practice implementation of various PM methods/tools across manufacturing platforms and sites.
  • Implement all Planned Maintenance best practices to ensure standardization and drive toward “zero loss culture”.
  • Promote high performance culture and 100% employee involvement through connection to the Recipe for Growth
  • Ensure programs and systems provide for maximum safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Ensures effective documentation & system ownership within the platform for all standard practices in PM. Develops playbooks, OPLs, and overviews as needed.
  • Ensures resourcing and urgency in approach; while achieving effective results.
  • Ensures the development of internal resource capability within plants

    Position Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree required.
  • 2+ years of plant / operations experience preferred with exposure to preventative maintenance.
  • Basic understanding of continuous improvement pillars.

  • Proven record of driving improvement & solving problems.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading change & situational leadership
  • Credibility with Supply Chain Senior leadership & plant managers
  • Outstanding conceptual/process skills
  • Clear ability to relate to and motivate people
  • Excellent presentation, coaching & communication skills
  • Likes being in plants and close to operations
  • Good project management skills
  • Willingness to pursue Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification.
  • Basic equipment maintenance experience (inspection, lubrication, repair, etc.

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