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Line Technician/Machine Operator 2/2/3 12 hr nights

Job ID:
Supply Chain
Covington, TN
Date posted:
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Background & Purpose of the Job: The Unilever Covington factory is a 24/7 high paced dynamic work environment. We achieve goals through collaborative cross functional teamsin the safe and quality delivery of finished goods across the shift they are leading. Making brands such as Klondike, Popsicle, Breyers, and Good Humor ice cream. 

The Machine Operator provides support to the production area to meet Quality, Safety, and Productivity goals.  The Machine Operator is responsible for the safe operation of production equipment to deliver customer requirements through completion of the production plan, adhering to quality standards and maximizing cost effectiveness, optimal running, and equipment efficiency.

Location of the job: Covington, TN

Base Pay Rate:  $21.00 per hour with a $2.00 shift differential for working nights

Shift: 12 hours, 6pm-6:30 am, 2/2/3 shift schedule pattern

Overall Benefits & Perks (non-union)

Medical, Dental, Vision effective immediately | 401K | Profit Sharing | Tuition/Fitness Reimbursement | Paid Leaves | Quarterly Bonus Payouts | Uniforms and PPE provided| Career Advancement Opportunities *

Additional Perks for the “Covington location

  • Onsite Company store for product purchases

  • Company dinners and care packages periodically

  • Benefits are effective the first day of hire (if elected)

What You'll Do

  • Active member of a production team (Space Saver, Klondike, Gram) and supports the team culture of the Covington Plant through participation and leadership in LEAN PROCESS- Total Productive Maintenance (TMP).

  • Production Line set up including auxiliary equipment. Assemble necessary ingredients, clean and sanitize production area, and set and maintain machine to formula specifications.

  • Responsible for Clean in Place/Clean out of Place (CIP/COP) functions to maintain a sanitary work environment

  • Comply with all Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality procedures, including all Statistical Process Control (SPC) functions.  Follow established procedures for monitoring product specifications such as product weight, product size, machine output, wrap, code dates, product quality etc.  Keep areas clean, organized and dry.

  • Responsible for the integrity of handling and labeling floor Rework 

  • Monitor equipment for abnormalities, solving minor problems without assistance and eliminating potential threats to production.  Communicate effectively with Team members, including maintenance personnel regarding recurring problems and needs for repair.  Take part in PM’s and all AM activities.  Follow lubrication programs and maintain lube log.

  • Oversee all operations at workstations, including personnel assigned to your workstation.

  • Plays an active role in TPM including, the creation and updating of production documentation, Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions. Will create and maintain TPM standards, the writing of One Point Lessons, and participation in Kaizen events.

  • Function as needed in various capacities, including moving supplies and discard, filling in for other teammates as necessary and other duties as assigned.

  • All other duties as assigned

What You'll Need to Succeed

  • Basic understanding and ability to use computers.  Basic mathematical aptitude.

  • Successful passing of the Career Readiness Certificate

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude

  • Two years manufacturing, mechanical or technical experience is required

What You’ll Love About his job:

  • Working as a team

  • Great work life balance environment

  • Awesome benefits and onsite company store

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

*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.

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