Unilever Shift Engineer x 4 in Port Sunlight, United Kingdom

Shift Engineer x 4


SALARY: £33,142 plus 3 crew 25% shift allowance ( £8,286)


The Shift Engineer is responsible for using the appropriate TPM tools to maintain and improve the performance of the Factory in line with KPI targets. Speed of response is vital. You will be required to use your engineering knowledge and fault finding skills to identify and rectify faults and issues that occur within the factory in an effective and safe manner.


  • Monitor Factory loss tree for loss patterns and take action to improve by understanding principles of equipment, analyse loss phenomenon and plan to eliminate these losses by eliminating the root cause using the appropriate FI tools. Fix forever by using the appropriate countermeasures e.g. updating the AM or PM standards, Operating procedures, creating OPL’s or requesting training.

  • Participate in the maintenance planning for the factory including PM briefs and debriefs. Ensuring that all work is risk assessed, and the required tasks occur.

  • Look to reduce frequency and time of all AM and PM maintenance through improvements and reviewing the teams Maintenance activities.

  • Report breakdowns, where required to identify the root cause, eliminate the problem and fix forever using countermeasures.

  • Ensure effective two way communication with Focussed Technicians, breakdowns analysis, losses, details of improvements, and transfer of required specialist machine knowledge.

  • Carry out troubleshooting and repair unexpected equipment stoppages, ensuring permanent/long term repair is scheduled if required

  • Ensure equipment is able to manufacture products in accordance with quality procedures and standards to achieve the required product quality targets at minimal waste levels by analysing and eliminating all defects in conjunction with the operator.

  • Take immediate actions to rectify identified quality issues; ensuring zero quality defects by analysing and eliminating all defects.

  • Identify quality critical control points; ensure they are monitored and maintained using good visual management.

  • Record all quality data as required and any non-conformance following Consumer Relevant Quality Standards procedures,

  • Adhering to safety standards, rules and emergency procedures and contributing to the development of a safety culture.

  • Identify and report health or safety hazards & dangerous situations.

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement culture through active participation in continuous improvement tools and techniques (WCM) in order to identify and restore faults and abnormalities.

  • Identify improvements in order to reduce Cost, Waste and Energy

  • Ensure area is clean and well organised at all times in adherence to 5S (Workplace Organisation Standards)

  • Understand and participate in the Factory AM master plan.

  • Support as required AM activities, tagging, lubricating, deep cleaning, OPL’s, Audits and elimination of contamination and hard to access areas.


  • Candidates should be time served apprentices and have a minimum NVQ level 3 in Engineering

  • Proven experience in a similar role

  • Multi skilled engineering experience (mechanical, electrical and software)

  • Understanding of 5S, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement


  • FMCG background

  • Experience working with liquids


Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland. We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment. We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference.


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Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form. Completion of the form is required in order to be considered. Please allow yourself enough time to complete the application form as when filled out partially or not at all it may adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the form at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

For further information about this position please call: 0800 0284390. Please do not contact this number if you are an agency/third party. This number is strictly for candidates only.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom (County level)-Port Sunlight-Port Sunlight Office&Factories

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Aug-22-2017

Req ID: 17000B8M