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  • Posted: Oct 2, 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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    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
    • 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 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
    • 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


    • Post Graduate in Mechanical/ Chemical/ Industrial Engineering
    • 3 years Packaging and Plastic technology Production Engineer with solid WCM or Lean Manufacturing experience within FMCG/ Motor/ Manufacturing industries
    • Proficient Optimisation/ SOP’s and WCM/ Lean Manufacturing experience essential
    • Must have High Speed Packaging experience
    • Must demonstrate a strong technical knowledge across all the site’s processes and lines
    • Must possess strong engineering leadership credentials with a proven ability to eliminate loss and waste on significant projects
    • Must demonstrate a flair for improvement engineering and coaching

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    Unemployed Learnership for Candidates with Disability

    Twelve Months Learnership opportunity is available within our Supply Chain Deliver Function for People with disabilities. This Learnership will enable our unemployed youth to get exposure to the work environment and gain invaluable work experience which will enable them to become more employable in the market.

    Job Summary

    • The Learnership will have both a Theoretical & Practical component.
    • The Practical component will provide on the job experience within a fast, dynamic environment in one of the following areas Customer Service Center, Transport or Logistics in Supply Chain Deliver Sub Function.
    • Once the Learnership is completed learner will obtain a nationally recognized qualification
    • NQF4: Project Management
    • Learners will receive a monthly Stipend allowance.

    Person Attributes

    • High drive to learn & develop
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Team Player
    • Fluent in English
    • Problem solving skills
    • Proactiveness

    Key Requirements

    • Matric
    • Basic Computer Literacy
    • Learnership focused on People with a Disability

    Method of Application

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