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Maintenance - Machinist

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Supply Chain
Hammond, IN
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Maintenance Technician / Machinist

Location of the job: Hammond IN (Unionized)

Rotating Shift Hours:

(1st week) 7:00 am – 3:15 pm

(2nd week) 3:00 pm – 11:15

(3rd week) 11:00 pm – 7:15 am

Base Pay Rate – $$37.79(withincreases after completion of training/probationary periods to $42.24) - Weekly Pay Periods

Benefit Overview:

  • These are direct hires, full time position with a full benefits package (*Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, SHARE purchases, Tuition/Fitness reimbursement, Paid leaves, etc.)

  • Onsite Company store for discounted product purchases

  • Uniforms and PPE provided by the company

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Background & Purpose of the Job

Our Unilever Hammond, IN facility is the home of the Dove Beauty bar, one of Unilever's biggest brands and the largest soap factory within the US.Our Hammond facility is where we have been working to make beauty a source of confidence by manufacturing the different variations of the Dove beauty bar.By joining our Hammond team, you will join a globally recognized site, that is also famous for being able to produce a billion bars in one year

The Maintenance Technician-Machinist will under minimal direction of management or other employees, safely performs and guides:  the coordination and repair, replacement, installation, inspection, enhancement, optimization, testing and troubleshooting of all facilities, including processing and/or production and non-production related equipment.   

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

As the Maintenance Technician-Machinist must have mechanical experience and knowledge with pumps, drive systems, packing equipment like transport conveyors and associated subcomponents, different types actuating cylinders, storage tanks, process piping and tank heating and cooling systems.  Working knowledge of steam system, PLC, Frequency Drives, Process Controls is a plus.  Must be able to display manual dexterity and perform all physical demands as outlined in the job description; and understand and follows all GMP/Plant Hygiene guidelines when performing their daily functions as well as be able to work with little or no direction on a team/in a group.    

All activities must be performed in strict compliance with Unilever standards and safety guidelines.

  • Performs Preventative Maintenance Routines including accurate, complete, and timely follow-up documentation. This documentation includes computerized work order updates, inventory transactions, verbal and written reports, etc.

  • Perform equipment repairs/replacement including accurate, complete and timely follow-up documentation including work order updates, inventory transactions, verbal and written reports, etc.

  • Effectively uses hand/power tools and shop equipment to machine, manufacture or modify and/or repair parts from drawings and/or sample. 

  • Effectively work with Managers, operators, contractors, service people, vendors/suppliers, and clients to ensure timely and accurate completion of services.  This includes coordination of activities to ensure minimal disruption of production schedules and workflow.

  • Move and operate various equipment including but not limited to forklift, highlift, etc. 

  • Defines, selects, requisitions and expedites parts and materials while following approved procedures.

  • Inspect used parts to determine dimensional changes using calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments and diagnose to prevent future problems.

  • Perform all tasks and responsibilities in a fashion that assures personal safety and the safety of others and equipment. Report any non-conformance to safety standards.

  • Effectively communicates with others by presenting information, responding to questions, and seeking feedback/input.

  • Effectively works and participates in a team environment

  • Actively participates and/or leads in project initiatives and selected cross-functional teams as approved

  • Required to stay up to date on emerging technologies and techniques relating to area(s) of expertise. 

  • Schedules and plans daily activities and project initiatives. 

  • Performs/follows quality related practices (i.e. SPC, TQM, GMP etc.)

  • Required to train others, participate in training design and initiate efforts to develop or modify training programs.

  • Required to stay up to date on emerging technologies and techniques relating to area(s) of expertise.

  • Maintains and cleans: Work area, job site, tools and equipment. 

  • Share job related knowledge and information with management and peers.

  • Completes other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum 2+ years experience in a similar role

  • Effective troubleshooting skills is a must. 

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, preemployment 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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