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  • Posted: Nov 13, 2019
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    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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    Control & Automation Engineer

    Lead automation and digital revolution and roadmap strategy across Africa cluster. Solve challenges that transform our factory and develop both short and long-term automation plans. Drive automation and digital improvements and cost avoidance initiatives. Link new technologies and develop knowledge/ training programs. Land improvement projects and build automation capability across Africa cluster. Subject matter expert across the latest trends and best practices for Automation and Digital technology. Collaborate closely and leverage Global Engineering Teams/ WCM Leaders expertise.

    Job Summary

    • Leadership and development of engineering projects for Control and Automation, Lead Operational Technology activities for Capex project in Conceptual, Basic and Detailed design, including inquiry and order specifications
    • Provide guidance and monitor suppliers on scope, quality and planning
    • Translate strategy into implementation programs to deliver competitiveness
    • Designing and developing new control systems. Testing, maintaining and modifying existing systems
    • Analyse scope and challenge investments with stakeholders and project managers, operate in multi-disciplinary teams (end users and suppliers)
    • Manage successful implementations of projects from design to deployment
    • Leverage the value of control and automation to drive innovations, reducing production costs in the factory
    • Digital and automation improvement and efficiency builds
    • Bring outside in, by developing competitive practices and insights
    • Translating technical complexities and translate into business relevant concepts to a broad range of stakeholders
    • Deliver automation programs with stakeholders across the organisation
    • Ensure the very highest engineering standards and processes are implemented and are aligned to specification
    • Ensure assets are designed to comply with Unilever’s safety, quality and sustainability standards
    • Maintain strong links across engineering teams and be the go-to person to drive automation capability

    Key Requirements

    • Engineering Degree in ICE or equivalent experience
    • 5-7 years relevant working experience, a specialist and collaborator and *must be able to travel across Africa
    • Must have solid Automation equipment and structures including advanced process control (APC)
    • distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) experience, develop and deploy solutions in PSL and transformation leadership
    • Proven track record of process automation design and implementation cross category disciplines. Machine / process stream specifications and machinery project management networks, risk profiles and execution plans
    • Engineering and Technology experience with a thorough knowledge of manufacturing technologies and Quality
    • Broad understanding of production environment and processes, preferably batch processes, understanding of PLC (All Siemens / Rockwell product range) - SCADA systems, data analysis, reporting and IT
    • Experienced with Industry 4.0 and/or digitization, Microsoft Azure and cloud solutions. Understanding of global standards like ISA S88, ISA S95, ISA S99, TPM. Prior Digital/ MES experience will be an advantage
    • Demonstrable achievements in delighting customers through innovation
    • Proficient analytical skills and ability to work in virtual teams, build critical skills and develop key talent
    • *Must have project management skills, excellent communication and networking skills
    • Analytical, financial and business management skills (Industry certified courses beneficial)
    • Knowledge of WCM methodologies and excellent business and change management skills

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    Production Engineer

    The Production 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 Production 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. 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 Accountabilities

    • Manufacturing and Packaging technology. Rely on basic but consistent understanding of the manufacturing technologies of the Category to drive relevant process improvement
    • Consumer and 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 and Teams. Our vision is to move to semi-autonomous teams and we require Production 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 and 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

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