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Maintenance Technician- 12 hour nights, 2/2/3 schedule

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Supply Chain
Covington, TN
Date posted:
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Title of role: Maintenance Technician

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 teams in 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 Maintenance Technician will support the production team by providing equipment repair and preventive maintenance services on sophisticated equipment in packaging and/or process areas to ensure continuous operation of machinery and production processes.

Location of the job: Covington, TN

Base Pay Rate:  $31.50, Shift Premium $ 2.00

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

  • Responds immediately to equipment-related problems and installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs all equipment in the business area to ensure minimal downtime. Makes repairs on operating equipment in the processing and/or packaging operations.
  • Observes and tests operation of sophisticated electronic, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and/or mechanical devices to evaluate, identify and resolve operating problems.
  • Dismantles equipment and machinery to identify, remove, repair and/or replace damaged or deteriorated components and reassembles appropriately.
  • Replaces faulty electrical components such as relays, switches, motors and position sensing devices.
  • Monitors equipment meters and adjusts temperatures as needed.
  • Monitors all equipment, instruments and connections of the scheduled sterilization process and identifies the required preventive maintenance, calibration and line checks.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and machinery to include repair/replacement of electrical wires/connections, welding, re-soldering, lubrication of parts, cleaning of filters, recalibration of controls, changing line gaskets, adjusting components and/or cleaning of equipment.
  • Maintains maintenance logs and work order documentation on equipment repairs.
  • Troubleshoots programmable logic controls (PLCs) and PLC controlled equipment with a computer and various modules as diagnostic tools.
  • May use a digital voltmeter, mega-ohm meter and/or AMP probes to diagnose electrical problems.
  • All other duties as assigned

What You'll Need to Succeed

  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
  • Associate degree in mechanical/technical program or one (1) year of technical school training in electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, fluid and programmable logic controllers or completion of an approved apprentice program.
  • Related experience in these fields and/or advanced training or any equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • A minimum of three (3) years industrial maintenance experience.   Experience in Food Manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Must be able to pass the NOCTI exam if selected to interview onsite.

What You’ll Love About his job:

  • Working as a team
  • Great work life balance environment
  • Awesome benefits and onsite company store

Why work for UnileverCulture for Growth | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Strategy | Unilever | Unilever Global Website |

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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