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Technical Operator 1 - Production (Jefferson City, MO)

Job ID:
Supply Chain
Jefferson City, MO
Date posted:

Technical Operator 1 - Production

Location of the job: Jefferson City, MO

Overall Benefits:

  • These are direct hires, full time position with a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Profit Sharing, Tuition/Fitness Reimbursement, Paid Leaves, Hourly Bonus payouts, etc.)

  • Benefits are effective the first day of hire (where applicable)

  • Onsite Company store for product purchases

  • Uniforms and PPE provided by the company

Background and Purpose of the Role

Unilever Jefferson City provides a holistic and hygienic choice of personal care brands that benefit the mind, body, and health of consumers while minimizing environmental footprints and promoting the individual growth of our people.Our "mission of wellbeing" is quickly becoming the new status symbol for health and beauty

The Technical Operator is required to Operate, Maintain, Improve and Repair equipment according to training endorsement, and will support the delivery of operational KPIs (Productivity, Quality, Safety, Health and Environment, Cost, Delivery, Morale and Innovation.  Supported by the core skills to work within an autonomous team, the Technical Operator will diligently follow the established standards of production delivery and drive continuous improvement. The Technical Operator will have a basic understanding of key cost drivers in the Sourcing Unit and will grow this in line with her/his wider project management skills. Safety, quality and sustainability will be the hallmarks of the Technical Operator, which will compliment an improved ability to analyze, problem solving, and coach others.

Who you are and what you’ll do

  • Operate and conduct changeovers on equipment in 5 working zones as required.

  • Operate pallet jack after certification training with periodic recertification.

  • Plan and carry out Autonomous Activities in production areas.

  • Operate within an Autonomous environment that demands outstanding personal qualities to achieve the standards of attitude, motivation, trust and adaptability required to be a world class team player.

  • Train and develop self and others in safety skills and knowledge, contributing to the continuous improvement of safety performance for self and team through participating in the identification, analysis and minimization of risk in the work area.

  • Support design and implement improvements to material flow, ergonomics, accessibility and safety.

  • Ensure that all aspects of Quality within the area of responsibility are in accordance with agreed Quality requirements and standards.  Conduct regular and stringent Quality inspections.

  • Plan, carry out and review Focused Improvement activities to eliminate losses and prevent recurrence. All associates will give oral presentations.

  • Reduce costs due to waste and minimize impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct management of waste materials.

  • Adhere to pant GMP guidelines.

  • Actively support the Plant’s WCM initiative.

  • Coordinate, schedule, and communicate within team to provide break, over time, and vacation coverage to ensure that team resources can meet operational requirements.

  • Flexible work schedule.  Work shift as assigned and overtime as required.

  • All other duties as assigned

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Must have 2-3 years of manufacturing experience

  • May lift over 5 pounds but under 50 pounds 15 to 40% of time worked 

  • Demonstrate ability to use Company Work Order System.

  • Effective computer skills in order to use PC programs, Windows, SAP, Rockwell supervisory system.

  • Communicate effectively both written and verbally with other plant associates.

  • Understand written and verbal instructions and acts upon those instructions appropriately.

  • Takes initiative to learn new skills, identify opportunities, and problem solve.

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


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.  For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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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