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Maintenance Supervisor

Job ID:
R-17512
Category:
Supply Chain
Location:
Covington, TN
Date posted:
08/09/2021

Maintenance Supervisor

Background and Purpose of the Job

On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many ways. For us, sustainability is integral to how we do business.

With 7 billion people on our planet, the earth’s resources can be strained. This means sustainable growth is the only acceptable model of growth for our business. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan sets out to decouple our growth from our environmental impact, while at the same time increasing our positive social impact.

The Covington factory is a 24/7 high paced dynamic work environment. We achieve goals through collaborative cross functional teams.  The site’s rich history dates to 2001 and fosters a deep passion for delighting consumers through all its Ice cream Brands like Breyers, Klondike, Good Humor and Popsicle. We are committed to developing leaders equipped to handle challenges across the company. We are proud to be the largest Ice Cream manufacturer in North America.

The purpose of the Maintenance Supervisor is to supervise the hourly maintenance teams in full efforts the meet the business requirements. In addition, team development both maintenance and operations is a big part of this role. Unilever uses WCM methodology as the catalyst to teach and develop. 

Who You Are & What You’ll Do 

You’re a born leader:Fostering positive employee relations as well as identifying opportunities for improvement.
You’re a strategy guruDriving UL SHEQ and WCM culture by protecting employee’s health and safety, ensuring compliance of all regulatory and plant safety rules all while investing in developing talent.
You’re a story tellerRegularly cascading/communicating site targets and goals from the leadership team to shift crews, consistently and accurately. “Where are we today and where are we going tomorrow? How well did we land?
You’re a teacherFacilitating required training programs to employees. (SHE, WCM, QA, etc.)

  • Managing manufacturing activities during the designated shift by leading and motivating maintenance employees in all areas including safety, efficiency, loss management, quality, and continuous improvement (WCM). 

  • Meeting legislative requirements, providing instruction regarding safety procedures, and supporting plant SHEQ initiatives as required (GMP, Hygiene, 5S, etc.).

  • Accountable for the productivity of the site during off-shifts. This requires contacting appropriate resources for issue resolution, providing alternative duties in the event of breakdown or material shortage.

  • Driving breakdown reduction using a robust root cause analysis process utilizing the WCM methodology.

  • Monitoring general performance and behavior of maintenance employees and adjusting crewing or calling in replacements, as necessary.

  • Utilizing Kronos Timekeeping System to maintain weekly record of hours worked, along with explanation of overtime hours worked and ensures hours worked, vacation, personal hours, absences, etc. are correctly documented so employees are paid accurately. 

  • Participating in the development of the annual site manufacturing and R&M budgets and controlling fixed and variable cost expenditures.  

What You’ll Need To Succeed 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical related field preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years of Manufacturing Environment experience as a supervisor.


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

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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

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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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