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Basic Operator - 2nd/3rd shift

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Supply Chain
Raeford, NC
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Location: Raeford NC

Shift Hours: 2nd (2:30 pm - 11:00 pm) - 3rd (10:30 pm - 7:00 am)

Background & Purpose of the Job

Unilever is looking for a Basic Operator in our Raeford factory. In this role you will be responsible for operating production equipment, troubleshoot process faults, and making required adjustments to ensure quality and efficiency

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Operate equipment, troubleshoot process faults, and make required adjustments to ensure quality and efficiency.
  • Lead effective and safe changeover, start-up, and shutdown of all equipment in assigned work area.
  • Perform routine cleaning, lubrication, and basic maintenance of equipment. Develop, maintain, and follow cleaning, lubrication, and inspection standards.
  • Understand WCM principles and demonstrate a commitment to those principles. Lead WCM small group activities including development of necessary documents to complete AM Steps and participating in presentations for step audits.
  • Ensure reconciliation, and inventory documents are completed neatly and accurately. 
  • Direct and train new teammates.
  • Submit focused improvement ideas and participate in improvement activities using 5-Why analysis, CAP-Do, and other problem solving techniques.
  • Understand interaction of equipment and systems, identify equipment abnormalities, monitor equipment condition to improve outputs, interpret data (SPC, graphs, charts, OEE), identify problems (5-Why Analysis, CAP-Do Cycle), and formulate proper decisions.
  • Understand basic manufacturing principles including operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Perform quality checks on line. Understand and implement quality concepts and controls as related to specific equipment and processes.  Locate, understand, and apply Standard Operating Procedures and One Point Lessons.  Write and train other team members on SOPs and OPLs.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to plant safety procedures. Work in a safe manner. Follow LOTO procedures. Communicate unsafe conditions to appropriate personnel.  Understand how to locate and use MSDS documents.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to housekeeping standards.  Ensure work area is kept neat and orderly. Understand and follow 5S process.
  • Understand different team roles and demonstrate effective communication and leadership skills in areas of responsibility.  Able to move through team positions in both core-job and team leadership roles.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have at least 1-3 years of manufacturing experience. 
  • Forklift experience a plus. 
  • Ability to stand, crouch and bend
  • May lift over 5 pounds but under 50 pounds 15 to 40% of time worked 

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

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