Manufacturing Engineer

  • Company: Unilever
  • Location: Raeford, North Carolina
  • Posted: February 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: 170002IG
Manufacturing Engineer

Main Purpose

The Manufacturing Engineer role is critical to the development of our factories to World Class, which means zero defects, zero waste and zero losses. She/he will apply extensively the full range of Focussed and Quality Improvement methods and tools to counter losses identified in the areas of Safety, Quality, Cost Deployment, Customer Service and Logistics. The Cost Deployment pillar will be populated with data built up through application of the Managing Manufacturing Performance Code, which is key to ensuring focus on key losses.

Working directly with the line crews on a daily basis the Manufacturing Engineer also acts as the technical trainer for line teams and provides coaching in phenomena identification, root cause analysis and the establishment of counter-measures.

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the validation of all process improvements and the establishment of revised basic conditions on the line. A core deliverable is eliminate losses and wastes and increase the stability of the line to support the transition of traditional line teams to semi-autonomous teams.

Key Skills and Competencies

Consumer & Customer Focus. Building world class factories will eliminate losses and ensure that we do not pass on the cost of inefficiencies to our customers and consumers.

Bias for Action . By providing consistent and near real time information, decisions can be taken quickly which leverage our resources.

Building Talent & Teams . Our vision is to move to semi-autonomous teams and we require process engineer’s with a passion for achieving results through great teamwork, an ability to teach new tools and methodologies and ensuring that you and your colleagues are fully aligned, and drawing on one another’s strengths.

Accountability & Responsibility . Taking responsibility for building your team’s performance and sharing your best interventions to help support other lines’ in their improvements.

Growth Mindset . By building world class factories we will become more competitive in the market place and set the standards to which others aspire.

WCM . Apply the full set of WCM methods and tools to identify root causes, define countermeasures and validate their effectiveness; mastery of AM, PM, Q and FI tools and processes. Establish standards to support line operators sustain new basic conditions.

Process and Organizational Design . Leverage technical knowledge and a systems approach to ensure factory lines and processes are optimally resourced (e.g. manpower ratios are efficient and sustainable).

Analytical capability . Collect and analyse complex data to penetrate problems’ phenomena and understand root causes.

Key Deliverables

Eliminate Waste and Loss according to the WCM prioritization process using AM, PM, FI and QC pillar tools and methodologies.

Create Technical Standards to ensure process stability on the line.

Train line crews on technical standards and restoration of basic conditions (Stability sustainability).

Identify and extend good practice to other lines.

Application and accuracy of MMP Code data.

Key Performance Indicators (As driven by cost Deployment Analytics)

B enefit/Cost Ratio (a. For projects led b. Measured against salary).
Level of Savings (by saving type/category).
Productivity (Man-hour/ton-FTE/ton).
Length of changeover.
Number of minor stops.
Total Recordable Frequency Rate (TRFR).
Quality D Incident.
Waste Reduction.

Role Requirements on Initiation of Post

Able to visualize clearly what the ideal production system is;
Able to clearly understand operating principles and establish correct operating standards;
Able to present findings and rationales clearly so that whole factory team can understand;
Able to make logical decisions based on data;
Possess challenging and pioneering spirit.


Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering

Experience 2 or more years of experience within Engineering and Continuous Improvement.

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete pre-screening questions. Completion of the pre-screening questions are mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and pre-screening questions. If the pre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

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.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities.

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law .

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.

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