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Engineering Lead

Job ID:
R-89906
Category:
Supply Chain
Location:
Burton-on-Trent, England
Date posted:
06/09/2024
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Job Title: Engineering Lead

Location: Burton Factory

JOB PURPOSE

Our Supply Chain teams play a vital role in getting our goods to consumers; from sourcing raw materials to manufacturing and delivering the end product. You could be finding a new way to get 12,000 litres of ice cream across the desert without it melting; or designing a more efficient distribution network to enable us to store and deliver our products sustainably to our customers. Our Global Supply Chain includes approximately 100,000 employees who work with over 70,000 suppliers and 1.5 million farmers.  We manage a logistics network that transports across a distance of over 1.5 billion km a year.  

In the UK & Ireland, we are home to the production of PG Tips, Magnum, Pot Noodle, Persil and many more. Looking forward, we want to embrace the digital revolution in order to build a more agile, integrated and synchronized Supply Chain. ​Be part of the most successful purpose-led business in the world and see the true impact that you’re having in the work you do. There’s always a new challenge to tackle and our people have the opportunity to make a big impact every day on a local level, across Europe and the world. 

The role is based in Burton-Upon-Trent, proudly home to the production of Marmite and Bovril since the early 1900s. Since, the Burton Factory has expanded further to produce Hellmann’s, Colman’s and Pot Noodle Sachets. Onsite, there is a subsidised shop offering a selection of our Unilever products as well as free tea and coffee.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our site which is home of Iconic Brands, such as Marmite, Colman’s, Bovril and Hellmann’s and become part of an enthusiastic and brand-driven team in the Burton-on-Trent Unilever factory.

We are seeking experienced individuals to live your purpose in the work and drive our business forward in this exciting time, helping us to reduce losses, food waste, environmental impact, increase digitalisation and people development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will be part of the factory extended leadership team, leading a team of shift engineers.

  • Your team ensures a repair is performed in the shortest time possible, contributing to the MTTR KPI, and starting root cause analysis after the breakdown with enough information for the reliability team to implement preventive actions to eradicate the failure.

  • You will define the strategy to upskill the team, support their development and ensure they have the right level of hard and soft skills, so the factory achieve its objectives.

  • Lead, coach, and mentor the Shift Engineers and Technical Operators with a flexible approach.

  • You will be a decision maker, making decisions taking in consideration production, resources, and cost elements to achieve factory priorities and results.

ALL ABOUT YOU

Essential

  • NVQ L3 in Engineering and Post Apprenticeship skill level.

  • Previous experience with engineering leadership in a factory environment, including process, packaging, material handling and utilities systems.

  • Practical experience in mechanical, electrical, and automation subjects.

Desirable

  • Electrical Skills and Diagnostic Technician with Programme Logic Control qualifications (Siemens S5/Siemens S7/Mitsubishi or Allen Bradley).

  • Electrical knowledge in MV and HV

  • It would be a bonus if you had experience of manufacturing in a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Company and World Class Manufacturing.

  • Previous experience in WCM/TPM, digitalisation and data analysis.

NOTES

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’.

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities.

We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all. 

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We want to push boundaries, and have the flexibility needed to keep adapting in an ever-changing, more dynamic world. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. 

As part of your hiring journey, we are happy to support requests for reasonable adjustments, to improve your recruitment experience.

To find out more, including more information about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here.

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