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Continuous Improvement Specialist (3rd Shift) (R-30679)





Chicago, Illinois, United States

Unilever’s portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos and everyday household care products. We produce world-leading brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise alongside trusted local names and innovative-forward thinking brands like Ben & Jerry’s.

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Background & Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Production Coordinator will have the following

duties and responsibilities:

  • Assists in monitoring departmental safety, housekeeping, food quality practices, and identifies conditions to next level leadership for resolution. Additionally, investigate safety and food quality incidences and makes recommendations to the Supervisor and/or leadership to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Coordinate activities by assigning tasks, overseeing training of employees in all facets of production, safety, food quality, GMPs, and coordinating resources to complete projects and evaluating job level qualification/classification process.
  • Develops, oversees, and schedules staff assignments.
  • Ensures shift compliance with downtime tagging requirements
  • Identifies key efficiency and waste losses during shift and deploys resources to mitigate and eliminate losses
  • Leads and supports key WCM activities throughout shift, including autonomous maintenance (CIL), centerlining, and Run to Standard activities
  • Collaborates with site Manex team to develop and implement countermeasures to top efficiency and waste losses
  • Leads shift transition and communicates activities to on-coming shifts.
  • Implement programs and procedures to maintain or improve food safety, operational equipment efficiency, waste reduction, operational reliability, and safety.
  • Participate/lead activities to include training, food safety, 5S, WCM, and safety programs to enhance overall business effectiveness.
  • Participate in the hiring process of potential candidates.
  • Presents relative information to employees on Production requirements.
  • Assist Supervisors to ensure programs are implemented effectively.
  • Coordinates with Logistics, Quality, and Maintenance to support on-going operational requirements.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications sufficient to create spreadsheets and draft documentation
  • Basic project management skills to effectively work cross-functionally with other departments
  • Required to lift up to 50 lbs regularly

The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected to perform.

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By applying for this vacancy, you are confirming that you have made your Line Manager aware of your application and that you are at a point in your career with Unilever where it is appropriate for you to be applying for other positions.


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[Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Equal Employment Opportunity Postersopens in a new window

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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