Maintenance Supervisor at Unilever

  • Construction/Facilities Jobs, Maintenance Supervisor Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 1 month ago
  • Illinois, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 3 Years

Job Description

Maintenance Supervisor at Unilever

Background and Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Supervisor will lead and develop a team of technicians across five operation shifts. You will be responsible for several key business metrics of the department (such as breakdowns, RCAs, repairs and maintenance costs) and managing the department to ensure compliance with Safety, Health, Environment, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements. Directly responsible for ~25 people as well as onsite technical contractors.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

You’re a born leader: The Maintenance Supervisor is a critical role for the department and must be prepared to lead members of the site technical community to success. You drive leadership through people management, discipline, development, promotions, motivation, and engagement within a changing environment. Key leadership activities include but are not limited the following:

  • Managing manufacturing activities during the designated shift by leading and motivating maintenance employees in all areas including safety, efficiency, loss management, quality, and continuous improvement (UMS).

  • Meeting legislative requirements, providing instruction regarding safety procedures, and supporting plant SHE and Q initiatives as required (GMP, Hygiene, 5S, etc.).

  • Accountable for the productivity of the site during off-shifts. This requires contacting appropriate resources for issue resolution, providing alternative duties in the event of breakdown or material shortage.

  • Driving breakdown reduction using a robust root cause analysis process utilizing the UMS methodology.

  • Monitoring general performance and behavior of maintenance employees and adjusting crewing or calling in replacements, as necessary.

  • Managing weekly records of hours worked, along with explanation of overtime hours worked and ensures hours worked, vacation, personal hours, absences, etc. are correctly documented so employees are paid accurately.

  • Participating in the development of the annual site manufacturing and R&M budgets and controlling fixed and variable cost expenditures.

You’re a strategy guru: You act and think not only from a maintenance point of view but from a business view to maximize the value that the site brings to the business. You establish and execute medium and long-term strategies, goals, and improvements at the manufacturing site that improve performance and reduce costs.

You’re a dot connector: Liaison with all key stakeholders (departments) to ensure full alignment with the maintenance activities.

You’re a culture & change champion: Success is dependent on change, and the Maintenance Supervisor role is a change champion for the department.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

• Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years of relevant experience in manufacturing technical discipline (Maintenance or Engineering)

• Fully understand and enforce Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

• Must be able to effectively manage conflict while creating an inclusive work environment

• Full understanding of the OHSA and pertinent safety regulations

• Experience with manufacturing equipment, concepts and regulations

• Leadership experience in continuous improvement (WCM, TPM, Lean Manufacturing)

• Champion for Change Management


Experience in automation and controls – Allen Bradley

Pay: The pay range for this position is $68,000 to $102,000. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.

What We Can Offer You

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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.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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