Job Opportunity at Unilever – Factory Engineer Business Partner
Position: Factory Engineer Business Partner Purpose of Role
The Factory Workshop Supervisor/Planning Engineer is responsible for management of the Factory workshops (Mechanical and Electrical), productivity improvement & ensure high standards of machinery maintenance in the factory are achieved.
Qualifications & Experience Required
Degree in Mechanical Engineering
4 Years’ experience.
Manufacturing Performance Management
Human Factors – technical and human capabilities
Manpower training, management and assessment
WCM Implementation and Tools
Factory Maintenance and Operations
Modern and Efficient Energy Technics
Should develop daily machine checklist and also ensure all machines have been inspected according to the checklist, do proper planning for all observed faults
Should identify artisan skills and knowledge gap. Identify and organize inhouse and outsourced training for Factory Artisans
Ensures that the Workshop’s expenditure controls are in place
Prepare and implement Machinery Maintenance Schedule for the all factory machinery and utilities
Maintain Inventory and asset register for the factory machinery
Initiate and Control Job request systems by ensure all works must have job request and also ensure proper machine history and documentation
Ensures that all relevant legal & other safety requirements (mechanical) are complied within the factory
Supports installation of new processes & machinery.
Takes charge of machinery modification and supports the implementation of WCM in the factory
Responsible for the implementation of all company policies and procedures in the Workshop
Takes charge of engineering requirement & maintenance of utility services.
Deliver the business targets aligned to the Company Strategy.
Liase with Engineering Services to execute Factory improvement and efficiency projects.
Support Engineering Services in Artisan training and CI programs for the factory.
Continuous Improvement Management
Should be OEE Champion for Respective factory by ensure all required data are captured and reported daily for discussion and proper recommendations on continuous improvement actions to improve OEE for the Factory
Should be champion on tracking agreed KPIs to process Supervisors, Senior Artisans and Section team leads so as to improve Factories performance on Safety, Factory availability and Made tea quality
Support factory managers on Identifying and initiations of factory quick wins project and also keep tracking of those projects
Do coaching to supervisors and team leads to empower their skills
Assets and Stocks
Updates asset inventories records for the section.
Maintain Machinery Inventory for the factories
Prepares and avail machinery and equipment for statutory inspection and calibration for legal compliance and safety integrity.
Maintain and take responsibility for the workshop tools register.
Monitor and validate factory related stock (Spares) movements in conjunction with the store clerk and factory management.
Responsible for the utilization of assets in the factory.
Flag up redundant/obsolete assets to manager for disposal.
Ensure the day to day operation and smooth delivery of service machinery in the factory
Monitor machinery key performance indicators for efficient operation; generate periodic reports.
Carries out the implementation of WCM in the Factory
Carries out implementation of projects, in liaison with the line manager and engineering
Keep abreast with all new technology covering tea making, maintenance, and energy usage and make proposals for implementation where appropriate.
Participate in factory trials and implement actions.
Implementation and follow up on improvement ideas on the shop floor.
Finance, logistics and supplies
Requisitions and verifies quality of spares and materials ordered for factory as per technical specification.
Submits inputs into annual revenue & capital budgets.
Provides technical specifications for the procurement of all stock e.g. spare parts.
Carries out cost management in the factory workshop and ensures effective controls.
Provide input into the monthly accounts review and implements agreed actions.
Implement an effective procurement tracking system in the garage.
Track and report daily artisan productivity in the factory, and take necessary actions for low performers while should motivate high performers
To train & develop all staff and ensure good industrial relations in factory workshop
Plans, allocates, and supervises all activities for maintenance teams.
Train & develop all personnel in the Workshop and production operators on process equipment management and safe operating procedures.
Handles employee industrial relations and maintains discipline in the workshop in conjunction with the line manager.
Implements employee establishment in the workshop.
Implement agreed welfare programmes and attend planned meetings ensuring completion of agreed actions.
Responsible for the works team and ensures that agreed work plan targets and standards are implemented.
Provide input and participate in the modular training of factory employees.
Social and welfare
Implement all social welfare programmes including security, housing maintenance, recreation and general welfare amenities and schools in liaison with the unit manager.
Safety, Health, Environment, RA
Authorizes issues and closes permits to work certificates in line with company policies for tasks related to the garage.
Implements standard operating procedures and specific work instructions and proposes reviews.
Implement service equipment guarding to meet Unilever standards.
Coordinate implementation of safe operating procedures and specific work instructions and ensure compliance and collate proposals for reviews for the service equipment
Maintains the workshop personnel reward/disciplinary and safety data in liaison with the factory manager.
Should capture and prepare report on EPR for daily, weekly and monthly. Should work close with factory manager to ensure all actions to ensure targets on EPR are achieved by establishing proper strategies to control the parameters
Should work with factory managers and SHE Representatives to ensure proper risk assessment is done regularly and all observations/findings are captured and action plan developed and tracked for Factories
As per job/site requirements, local travel likely.
Should meet expectations on the Unilever Standards of Leadership behaviors relevant to the work level.
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