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Unilever Reliability Engineer in Jefferson City, Missouri

Background & Purpose of the Job

The WCM Reliability Engineer supports the continuous improvement program for Jefferson City. The core deliverables are elimination of losses & waste, and increase the stability of our technical packaging equipment.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

The WCM Reliability Engineer role is critical to the development of our factories to World Class, which means zero defects, zero waste and zero losses.

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


  • 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.

You’re a changemaker: Building world class factories eliminating losses and ensuring we do not pass on cost inefficiencies to our consumers or customers.

You’re an analytical thinker: You will collect and analyze complex data to penetrate problems’ phenomena and understand root causes.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: You will find creative ways to leverage factory talent, train employees on WCM concepts, and lead FI projects. You will be able to apply digital enhancements to processes and workstreams to source data or drive change.

You’re a culture & change champion: As we progress towards World Class performance our people need to take more decisions and lead improvement activity. You will be key in setting the road map to achieve this goal and drive the culture change through everyday actions.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering (or a related field).

A minimum of 2 years of engineering work experience within a FMCPG environment.

Experience in statistics and process control tools.

Experience in AM, PM, FI, Quality and Logistics methods and tools.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

By applying for this vacancy, you are confirming that you have made your Line Manager aware of your application and that you are at a point in your career with Unilever where it is appropriate for you to be applying for other positions.

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 see Equal Employment Opportunity PostersEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with DisabilitiesEmployment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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