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Unilever Maintenance Supervisor in Independence, Missouri

Background & Purpose of the Job

The maintenance supervisor position supports the maintenance manager. This position coordinates the team of maintenance technicians in their area of assignment. This position is responsible for ensuring completion of all maintenance tasks in their assigned area, making sure the manager is aware if there are any gaps. The position ensures the correct resources are being applied to each problem and escalates to the manager when additional help is needed.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

Continuously strive to increase the efficiency and reliability of equipment in their area of focus

Communicate with all shifts of the maintenance team to ensure a consistent message and consistent application of all company policies, programs, rules and regulations.

Support maintenance team in troubleshooting, finding/procuring parts, or escalating issues as required

Carries out periodic audits to ensure depth of work order material is adequate and works with lead and planner to ensure gaps are addressed

Ensure maintenance, quality and safety audits are carried out by the team to ensure compliance with internal requirements

Work with the maintenance lead and planner to track breakdowns and develop countermeasures for repeat issues

Review short and medium-term plans for equipment maintenance with the maintenance lead and planner and operations team. Develop long term plans with input from the managers, supervisors and operations team and ensure execution of the plans.

Working as a team with Supervisors, Maintenance team members, and Operations to plan, procure and document activities for the enhancement of machines in the assigned area

Contacting vendors and manufacturers as needed for support in resolving issues or deploying projects

Participate in safety or quality reviews and ensure corrective actions are carried out

Assisting in the development and implementation of reliability centered maintenance strategies

What You’ll Need To Succeed

4 year degree in a technical field and at least two (2) years of experience as a maintenance supervisor/coordinator in fast paced manufacturing environment.

Strong troubleshooting skills

Excellent communication skills

Ability to coordinate and communicate with teams working different shifts across a 24/7 schedule.

Experience leading a team of maintenance technicians toward a common goal

Must be capable of working independently and in a team environment

Experience making reliability/maintenance decisions to meet needs

Proven track record of implementing improvement ideas

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Megamation as a CMMS system

Controls/Automation experience with a strong preference to Allen Bradley controls

What We Can Offer YouCulture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability


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. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity PostersEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with DisabilitiesEmployment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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