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Process Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Leeds, Alabama, United States

Job Title: Process Engineer

Location: Leeds Factory


The purpose of this role is to ensure that through the manufactiring process, products are manufactured that meet customer requirements. The process engineer manages the process parameters of the manufacturing process, making sure that there are no deviations and so ensuring the stability of the process.

This engineer is the contact with R&D, Quality, Equipment suppliers and with Safety and Environment departments to define the ideal working conditions of the process in a way that the product will be produced under the expected specifications with a stable process which will be safe for the people and the environment. After defining all needed parameters, the process engineer will build the operating procedures and organize the workplaces to make sure that the production team can meet the expected performance maintaining the expected quality standard. In many situations, the operating procedures, focusing on keeping the defined parameters under the specification limits, will be executed by maintenance teams.


  • To develop and define and maintain the optimum process parameters to ensure the maximum efficiency of equipment and production in accordance with the quality standards set by the company and the technical conditions.
  • Process map the product transformation points of your Business Unit Machines.
  • To develop and maintain instructions and standard operating procedures for production operators.
  • To analyse the causes of process failure, loss of packaging materials, raw materials and finished products as well as poor quality products or incidents in quality. Takes part in the development of measures to prevent and eliminate them in the production process, as well as in consideration of incoming complaints for products with the department Quality assurance.
  • To introduce proposals for the introduction of advanced technological processes, types of equipment and technological equipment, automation equipment, optimal production modes for products.
  • To participate in developing of process sheets and changeover matrixes.
  • To make proposals on the organization of workplaces to reduce labour costs and improve sanitation and hygiene.
  • To propose production technology improvement.
  • To participate in projects to upgrade existing equipment, as well as purchase new ones working alongside the Project Engineer (EEM).
  • To participate with P+I Leader in conducting trial and industrial tests of new types of packaging materials, raw materials and finished products.
  • To participate / lead improvement projects, study WCM tools and apply them in practice in improvement projects.
  • To participate in the HACCP program, develops measures to reduce risks and guarantee consumer safety in the unit.
  • To monitor the standards of the state of production and auxiliary equipment.
  • To identify the causes of equipment malfunctions or defects. If necessary, take part in the repair, installation, dismantling, testing and adjustment of particularly complex units of equipment (units and machines) in cooperation with maintenance.
  • The training of production operators and engineers. Participate in the annual certification of production operators.
  • To develop and maintain a reporting system and working documentation regarding the production process functionality.
  • To develop and support production team to create and update WCM activity boards.
  • Advise and support, in cooperation with WCM coordinator, production staff on the application of WCM techniques.
  • Participate in conducting internal meetings aimed at developing measures to prevent and eliminate non-conformities and reduce losses.


  • Accountable for ensuring the raising of unsafe acts and unsafe conditions forms.
  • Undertake safety and environment training as defined by the SHE team (e.g. IOSH).
  • Understand the importance of Process Safety Systems (especially in aerosol manufacturing) and develop the appropriate skill (e.g. Process Safety Management training) to become fully operational.
  • Understand and enforce site safety policies & rules.


Essential Criteria

  • Computer literacy.
  • Effective communicator & strong team member.
  • Effective written, verbal and presentational communication skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge across the site’s processes & lines.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strongly driven by a safety culture.
  • Engineering qualification or Time Served Mechanical Engineer with recognised Mechnical Engineering Qualification (NVQ Level 3 or quivalent).
  • Understanding of FI and Quality tools and processes.
  • Some experience in statistics & process control tools desirable.
  • Experience of mechanical drawings and Global Product Specification.

Non essential criteria/ experience


• 5W+1H

• 4M analysis

• Quality Control & improvement

• Impact of human errors on quality

• Control plan

• Product Characteristics and Identification of Critical Items

• Attribute and Variable characteristics

• Classification of Characteristics

• Correlation of Process Parameters with Product characteristics

• Process capability

• Control Charts

• Determination of Process Capability from a Control Chart Analysis

• Statistical Control and its Effect on Process Capability

• Frequency Distribution and Histogram

• Link between Maintenance and Quality

• Attributes Data Analysis

• Methods of Error-Proofing and Full-Proofing

• Basic Statistical Methods

• Design and Analysis of Experiments

Personal Qualities

  • Self-motivated, positive attitude.
  • Good team worker.
  • Proven record of operational improvement across.
  • Demonstrated ability of teaching/coaching basic problem solving tools at all levels.


About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here[Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever UKI | Unileveropens in a new window

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