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Reliability Engineer

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Supply Chain
Burton-on-Trent, England
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JOB TITLE: Reliability Engineer

JOB LOCATION: Burton Factory


This is a fantastic opportunity to join our famous Marmite site and become part of an enthusiastic and brand-driven team in the Burton-on-Trent Unilever factory as we are seeking experienced individuals to drive our business improvement.


  • You will be a key member of the team, involved in delivering the medium and long-term maintenance strategy for the factory, whilst supporting the short-term results.
  • You will be responsible for running diagnostics and troubleshooting faults as and when they occur through root cause analysis and defining the preventive maintenance strategy to minimise breakdowns.
  • You will be able to have a proactive approach to recommend design improvements, and lead machine technical review to improve performance.
  • You will be responsible for prioritising and resolving the abnormalities of the line.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor the Shift Engineers and Technical Operators with a flexible approach.



  • You will have a NVQ L3 in Engineering and Post Apprenticeship skill level
  • Knowledge and proven experience working with process equipment ideally within a food manufacturing environment
  • An excellent communicator able to work well as part of a team
  • Instrumentation and Control Skills
  • You will have had previous experience report writing, conducting data analysis and mechanical calculation experience
  • You will be a decision maker - Makes and implements technical decisions which can impact the plan for the week.
  • You will be a coach to the team - using WCM/TPM tools to support other team members and deliver higher results for the line.
  • You will be leading contractor activities following safety and quality rules, so you need previous experience in contractor management.
  • You will be able to self-manage your workload and priorities linked to the factory and Unilever priorities.


  • Electrical Skills and Diagnostic Technician with Programme Logic Control qualifications (Siemens S5/Siemens S7/TIA Portal/ PCS7).
  • Knowledge about process safety, machinery safety and PSSR
  • SAP experience
  • Confined Space trained (Entry / Permit issuing)
  • Vibration Analysis Experience


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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How is Unilever tackling this?

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Unilever does not accept responsibility or liability for any candidates who are financially impacted by recruitment fraud. Your vigilance is key! 

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