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Maintenance Supervisor - 3rd Shift

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Chicago, IL
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Maintenance Supervisor

Help us ‘Bring Out the Best!” Unilever is now recruiting for a Shift Maintenance Supervisor at our Chicago facility where we produce Hellmann’s mayonnaise.  If you or someone you know is looking to become part of a leading organization, this is the opportunity for you.

Background & Purpose of the Job

This position coordinates the team of maintenance technicians on their designated shift. This position is responsible for ensuring completion of all maintenance tasks in their assigned area and making sure the lead and manager are aware if there are any gaps. The position ensures the correct resources are being applied to each problem and escalates to the manager and lead when additional help is needed.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Communicate issues to shift coordinators to ensure a consistent message and consistent application of all company policies, programs, rules and regulations.

  • Support maintenance team in troubleshooting, finding/procuring parts, or escalating issues as required.

  • Build preventative maintenance schedules and prioritize based on equipment criticality.

  • Responsible for working with on shift Production Supervisor to achieve performance and overall equipment effectiveness targets.

  • Ensure maintenance, quality and safety audits are carried out by the team to ensure compliance with internal requirements.

  • Work with the maintenance lead and reliability supervisor to determine root cause of breakdowns and develop countermeasures for repeat issues.

  • Review short and medium-term plans for equipment maintenance with the maintenance lead and operations team. Develop long term plans with input from the managers, supervisors and operations team and ensure execution of the plans.

  • Working as a team with Supervisors, Maintenance team members, and Operations to plan, procure and document activities for the enhancement of machines in the assigned area.

  • Contacting vendors and manufacturers as needed for support in resolving issues or deploying projects.

  • Participate in safety or quality reviews and ensure corrective actions are carried out.

Key Skills and Competencies: 

  • Bias for Action.  By providing consistent and near real time information, decisions can be taken quickly which leverage our resources.

  • Building Talent & Teams.  Our vision is to move to semi-autonomous teams and we require Maintenance Coordinators with a passion for achieving results through great teamwork, an ability to teach new tools and methodologies and ensuring that you and your colleagues are fully aligned, and drawing on one another’s strengths.

  • Accountability & Responsibility.  Taking responsibility for building your team’s performance and sharing your best interventions to help support other shifts’ in their improvements.

  • Process and Organizational Design.  Leverage technical knowledge and a systems approach to ensure factory lines and processes are optimally resourced (e.g. manpower ratios are efficient and sustainable).

  • Analytical capability.  Collect and analyze complex data to penetrate problems’ phenomena and understand root causes. 

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • At least 3+ years of experience as a maintenance supervisor/coordinator in fast paced manufacturing environment.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience leading a team of maintenance technicians toward a common goal.

  • Must be capable of working independently and in a team environment.

  • Experience making reliability/maintenance decisions to meet needs.

  • Proven track record of implementing improvement ideas.

  • NOTE: Training schedule will initially require this position to be available during 1st shift for 2 - 4 weeks. Some flexibility in work schedule may be required due to shift handover, periodic plant shutdowns and occasional company meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using a CMMS system

  • Controls/Automation experience with a strong preference to Allen Bradley controls

What We Can Offer You

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $72,500 - $108,700. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


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, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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 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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