Posted: November 16, 2016
Reference ID: 16000I8N
The Process 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 Focused and Quality Improvement methods and tools to counter losses identified in the areas of Safety (SA), Quality (QC), Cost Deployment (CD), Customer Service (CS) and Logistics (L). The Cost Deployment pillar will be populated with data built up through application of the Managing Manufacturing Performance (MMP) Code, which is key to ensuring focus on key losses.
Working directly with Processing Specialists (mechanics) and Processing Technicians (operators) on a daily basis the Process Engineer also acts as the technical advisor for line teams and provides coaching in phenomena identification, root cause analysis and the establishment of counter-measures.
The Process Engineer is responsible for the validation of all process improvements and the establishment of revised basic conditions on the line. A core deliverable is elimination of losses and waste, and increase the stability of the processing equipment to support the transition of traditional line teams to semi-autonomous teams.
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 Autonomous Maintenance (AM), Planned Maintenance (PM), Quality (QC) and Focused Improvement (FI) tools and processes. Establish standards to support line operators’ ability to maintain like-new basic conditions.
Process and Organisational 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.
Eliminate Waste and Loss according to the WCM prioritization process using AM, PM, FI and QC pillar tools and methodologies, with specific emphasis on Semi-finished Product and Raw Material Waste
Manage and drive completion of small scale capital projects (<$500,000) for department that deliver safety, quality and productivity ambitions
Primary interface with Unilever Engineering to manage and oversee EEM flow for Operations for the development and delivery of large-scale capital projects (>$500,000). Scope includes TISI development, ensuring proper installation and commissioning, and development of training
Reliability of all processing assets to include proper function, upkeep and repair
Planning, oversight and execution of all maintenance periods
Create Technical Standards to ensure process stability and operator-level education
Train process operators on technical standards and restoration of basic conditions (stability sustainability).
Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering.
Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory. In order to be considered, please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the assessment 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, 401k 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.
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