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Site Equipment Technical Expert

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Supply Chain
Raeford, NC
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Site Equipment Technical Expert

Location of the job: Raeford, NC

Available Factory Shifts:

12 hr AM: 6:30 am - 7:00 pm (2/2/3 shift pattern)

(Must be flexible to work other shifts if needed)

Pay Rate – $37.36 | Weekly pay period

Overall Benefits:

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

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

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Onsite Company store for discounted product purchases

  • Onsite cafeteria

  • Uniforms and PPE provided by the company

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Background & Purpose of the Job

At Unilever – Raeford, we believe in developing talent and leading through our autonomous ways of working. As one team, we will achieve endless possibilities! The Raeford facility is a world-class personal care manufacturing site, utilizing digital tools to be a lighthouse factory globally.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

​​The Site Equipment Technical Expert role is crucial in developing the technical skillset and operational capabilities of our team members specific to APDEO Operations. This role is instrumental in providing hands-on training of our top 3 equipment providers: Polypack, Norwalt and Krones. The SME will aid in training operators on machine set-up, building a “License to Operate” for technical operators, troubleshooting during machine issues and driving down chronic operational losses to improve the factory throughput.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

Norwalt Equipment Centers: Extensive knowledge of the Principle of Operations, Maintenance Requirements, Troubleshooting.

Polypack Equipment Centers: Extensive knowledge of the Principle of Operations, Maintenance Requirements, Troubleshooting.

Krones Equipment Centers: Extensive knowledge of the Principle of Operations, Maintenance Requirements, Troubleshooting.

Basic Electricity, Basic Hand Tools, Basic PLC, Circuits + Meters Usage, Mechanical and Engineering Basics, Motor Controls

  • Develop hands-on testing and skill demonstration modules

  • Administer training courses and validate skills certifications

  • Collaborate with OEM on overhaul assessment + standards

  • Identify future training needs and identify training to address, specific to APDEO

  • Work with the area and line leadership teams to identify skill gaps and assist in hands-on upskilling of technical operators

  • Monitor and track skills matrix progression

  • Optimize + Improve the technical certification process in APDEO

  • Assist with site changeovers, breakdowns, and other activities as needed

  • Responsible for following GXP.  This includes but is not limited to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Labor Practice (GLP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP)

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • Formal technical training certification/degree are strongly preferred (i.e. Associate’s Degree in Industrial Maintenance).

  • Prior experience training & onboarding new employees is preferred.

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