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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos...
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    PP Assistant Engineer


    To ensure that engineering services are provided to facilitate efficient plant functioning and to achieve factory performance targets.


    • SHE: Interprets relevant laws to ensure that standards and laws are implemented and adhered to

    • Investigates accidents and incidents and draws up reports

    • Budget: Accountable for cost estimations and budget proposals

    • Responsible for the control and execution of work against a budget and authorizations within authority limits

    • Is responsible for ensuring capitalization of the whole project (mechanical, electrical etc.)

    • Specifies scope of work and ensures projects remain within budget

    • Obtains quotes for projects and raises the budget to deliver agreed maintenance/continuous improvement

    • Raises MMI project (miscellaneous minor items)

    • Manages capital budgets by designing, implementing and commissioning the project and allocating budget and resource accordingly

    • Projects: Responsible for the design, implementation, commissioning and hand over of projects within own area of responsibility, with emphasis on the implementation of respective engineering discipline

    • Is responsible for the writing up and training of SOP’s

    • Provides respective discipline input in multi-disciplinary projects (mechanical/ civil/ electrical).

    • Draws up buying contracts, technical specifications and outlines scope of work

    • Factory Support: Identifies recurring production process problems and develops trouble shooting routines for the Production Department

    • Proposes operating instructions for plant operators (manuals & SOP’s) and trains the departmental trainers and operators in the use of modified plant processes

    • Conducts Process Optimization by identifying areas of improvement and recommend change in processes (e.g. waste minimization, energy utilization, etc.)

    • Implements cost effectiveness programmes

    • Continuous Improvement: Makes recommendations and actions improvements within specific area of responsibility

    • Designs out recurring engineering problems to prevent breakdown into the future

    • Investigates, analyses and actions solutions to relevant problems identified

    • Responsible for the development and implementation of maintenance procedures and standards by sourcing and evaluating materials.


    • Engineering (Chemical/ Mechanical/ Electrical) Degree: BTech (GMr)/ BSc (Eng)/BEng

    • 5 years engineering experience preferably in FMCG, / Manufacturing/ Production/ Automotive/ Design/ Consulting industries

    • Knowledge of Maintenance Strategies and World Class Manufacturing principles

    • Understanding of OSH Act

    • Project Management skills

    • Knowledge of Excel, MS Projects, Project Schedule, SAP (Plant Maintenance and Purchasing), e-mail and spreadsheets

    • Problem Solving skills

    Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unilever on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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