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3D Factory Engineer

Job ID:
R-19654
Category:
Supply Chain
Location:
Raeford, NC
Date posted:
08/09/2021

3D Factory Engineer

Background & Purpose of the Job

Lead the Additive Manufacturing Hub for North America based in Raeford NC. The AM engineer will be responsible for the design and manufacture of production parts using 3D Printing. The role will involve the building of a new AM Hub in Raeford including installation, commissioning, ramp up and daily running of the facility. The AM Manager will liaise with the engineering and operations teams within the factory and across the network of Unilever factories in North America

By utilizing additive manufacturing (3D printing) we have an exciting opportunity to change the way we service the supply of parts to the factories in North America, being able to react quickly, develop innovative and valuable solutions that sometimes are not even possible using traditional methods

You’re a change maker: You will leverage new digital tools to drive sustainable changes in the areas of responsibility.  Key to this is the ability to use 3D CAD to explore how to create solutions and includes the 3D printer technology and its tools.  You have strong strategic influencing and organizational awareness to drive common practices across sites and categories.

You are inquisitive, resourceful and eager to Learn: You do not accept the norm, you are looking for opportunities to improve current designs needed beyond lead time and cost – how can you design a part that improves line efficiency, operation and functionality

You’re a born leader: You are in charge of looking after a new AM facility serving the N American Network of factories, you are the leader of change bringing others on the journey with you. You take pride in the facility, equipment and the driving the program in North America.

You’re a dot connector: You are a part of many different groups and touch the work plans of many teams. You will connect the dots between Engineering groups in the Factories and the Divisions, build relationships and work with Additive Manufacturing Engineers in the other AM hubs across the world. Taking and sharing best practice and thinking, bringing it into your work. There will also be external orientation for working with our OEM suppliers.

You’re a culture and change champion: You will drive a new way of working to the Engineering and Operations community in our continued pursuit of lowering installed cost, increasing efficiency and decreasing lead times. By designing and producing parts that add value, you will change the culture of the way we do things, also engaging others in the program to entrench this into our ways of working.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: You have the opportunity to be instrumental at the beginning of a really exciting time for the North America business, you will have the opportunity to do things that have never been done before. You will work on a wide variety of projects and with varied groups and teams. You will have the opportunity to see in very short time scales big wins and add value across the business.

Core Responsibilities

  • Operate and Maintain the 3D printer – training will be provided.

  • Operate and Maintain 3D scanner – training will be provided.

  • Use your 3D CAD skills to design or modify designs suitable for 3D printing.

  • Collate and maintain the library of parts produced and the associated costs.

  • Work with Engineering colleagues to understand current issues and design innovative solutions to production issues.

  • Liaise with 3rd Party companies such as HP, Autodesk and Machinery OEM equipment suppliers.

  • Technology scouting to further improve the Am hub and Unilever program.

  • Getting the request of parts from all NA sites in the form of 3D CAD drawing or a physical part to print by 3D printer.

  • Pack and ship the printed part to the NA sites.

  • Develop parts request tool in order to manage the requests, printing and delivery of parts on time.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Essential

  • Engineering in Mechanical.

  • Experience in 3D CAD software – Autodesk tools preferred but not essential

  • An understanding of additive manufacturing

  • Some exposure to the production environment

  • A willingness to learn and be creative

Desired

  • Experience in working with format parts

  • A passion for design

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check. 

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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics by federal, state, or local law. For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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