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Process Engineer

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Supply Chain
Covington, TN
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Background & Purpose of the Job
As a Process Engineer, you'll champion initiatives to elevate our operational excellence, specifically focusing on enhancing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), reducing waste, and driving cost savings in our Ice Cream production. You are the catalyst for change, tasked with implementing process improvements, capacity projects, and introducing cutting-edge technology to revolutionize our manufacturing processes. By developing and executing our Long-Term Technology Plan, you ensure the implementation of sustainable, value-driven projects using World Class Manufacturing methodologies to enhance safety, reduce defects, and optimize efficiency.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Focused Improvement and Operations teams to identify and prioritize continuous improvement projects, leveraging loss data.

  • Conduct in-depth analysis of current manufacturing processes to identify inefficiencies and waste, and develop technical solutions to enhance productivity and cost-effectiveness.

  • Engage with WCM Leader, Finance Leader, and Manufacturing Leader to strategically select and manage projects.

  • Drive capital efficiency by innovating cost-effective project implementations and exploring alternative technical solutions to extend equipment life and reduce environmental impact.

  • Support cross-site process and packing activities, ensuring alignment with broader business objectives and contributing to a cohesive supply chain strategy.

  • Champion a culture of change by continuously seeking and implementing more efficient methods of operation and promoting a shift towards a digitally optimized, flexible production environment.

Who You Are:

  • A motivated change maker with a passion for excellence and a detailed-oriented approach, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • A skilled paradox navigator and dot connector, adept at balancing and integrating local, regional, and global business needs.

  • An advocate for culture and change, constantly challenging the status quo and providing valuable feedback to leadership to improve operations.

What You’ll Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.

  • Experience with automated manufacturing systems including servo motors, PLC applications, and AGV technology.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with PowerBI and SQL for data analytics is preferred.

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $68,000 to $102,000. 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.

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