Engineering Supervisor Vacancy at Unilever

Posted on :

29 May, 2014

Category :

Engineering Jobs in South Africa

No matter who you are, or where in the world you are, the chances are that our products are a familiar part of your daily routine.
Every day, around the world, people reach for Unilever products. Our brands are trusted everywhere and, by listening to the people who buy them, we’ve grown into one of the world’s most successful consumer goods companies. In fact, 150 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product.
Look in your fridge, or on the bathroom shelf, and youre bound to see one of our well-known brands. We create, market and distribute the products that people choose to feed their families and keep themselves and their homes clean and fresh.

JOB TITLE: Engineering Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain Foods Factory
RELOCATION TERMS: Open to SA Citizens only!


To provide multidisciplinary engineering and operations to skills to ensure general maintenance within specific unit of responsibility within prescribed guidelines.


Development and Implementation of Planned Maintenance Procedures (Daily, Weekly and Monthly Checklists)
Diagnoses and interprets problems (fault finding) to optimise production output and with own team carries out the plant repairs.
Ensures that service levels are maintained at the required standards by carrying out all breakdown, preventative and predictive maintenance effectively.
Is responsible for the reduction of breakdowns in his area of responsibility by analysing breakdowns, complying with the PM requirements and implementing Continuous improvements.
Participates in strategic engineering plans to deliver maintenance and breakdown reduction benefits (RCM).
Coaches and develops the engineering skills of other maintenance and operational staff.

Problem Solving and Decision Making
Responsible for fault-finding and problem solving of engineering/ operational problems in his area by ensuring that the appropriate corrective action regarding any deviation from standards is taken.
Identifies the major engineering losses in his area and investigates using Kaizen problem solving methodology. (Fishbone, 5 Why etc.)
Capability to develop and lead cross functional teams to deliver Business needs

Completes all required documentation to standard and captures SAP, maintenance and stores information on relevant data system.
Analysis of Emergency Works Orders and implementation of corrective actions
Analysis of Daily, weekly and Monthly Checklists and incorporation into Planned Maintenance
Capability to work with Cross Functional Teams

Ensures that Company safety rules and regulations are adhered to within the sphere of his responsibility.
Implementation and assists with maintaining Unilever safety and 5S standards in the area on responsibility.

Ensures that Company Quality rules and Standards are adhered to within the sphere of his responsibility.

Autonomous Maintenance
Draws up, Coaches and develops engineering skills to other maintenance and operational staff using OPL and SOPs.
Completes tags in his area of responsibility to the completion ratio required.


MUST have a completed B. Degree(Mechanical Engineering)/ N6(Mechanical Engineering) / S4 (Mechanical Engineering) & Trade Test (Mechanical)
A minimum 5 years experience in Similar Food / Beverage FMCG Environment
Experience on high-speed packaging machinery would be advantageous.


Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the assessment at once as you will be unable to return to it later.



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Closing Date : Ongoing
Schedule : Full-time
Primary Location : South Africa-Gauteng-Boksburg-Boksburg Factory
Shift : Day Job
Job : Supply Chain
Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time

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