Technical Operator

Purfleet, Essex
£35592 per annum
10 Jan 2017
24 Jan 2017
Manpower c/o
Job Type
Our client Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland. They are already on target to achieve their huge ambition to double the size of their business globally whilst reducing their environmental impact. They are growing their business and also doing what is right for their consumers, community and environment. They are developing brands for people's lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. They want to improve billions of lives and you too can join them in making a sustainable difference.

Their sourcing unit in Purfleet are currently seeking experienced Technical Operators working a rotating shift pattern of days and nights. This is a six month assignment with the view to go permanent.

 Technical - Knowledge and application of technical skills to Operate, Maintain, Improve and Repair (OMIR) equipment. This allows production targets to be met safely, at the right level of quality and on time.
o Understand the principles of mechanism and motion and be able to conduct changeovers, basic repairs and adjustments (eg Cams, slides, bearings, belts and pulleys). Utilise appropriate lubrication regimes.
o Understanding of principles and application of pneumatics in the sourcing unit; able to conduct fault finding and basic repair.
o Conduct basic electrical tasks within the Sourcing Unit (eg Lock Out/Tag Out, Isolation Procedures, Fault Location on a Common Control System and Testing and Verification of Common Proximity Sensors.
 Safety - Utilise appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole team.
 Environment - Reduce costs due to waste and minimise impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct management of waste and hazardous materials.
 Quality - Ensure that all aspects of Quality within the area of responsibility are in accordance with local Quality procedures to protect and promote the brand and product.
 Leadership - Promote the development of a highly effective and autonomous team through strong communication, leading by example and conflict management, whilst keeping focused on goals and targets.
 Coaching - Champion specific skills within the autonomous team and coach them to others in order to drive excellence.
 Continuous Improvement - Use performance measures to identify and prioritise losses in production area. Apply rigorous Cost Deployment and the Zero loss concept to eliminate losses.
 Problem Solving - Has the ability to identify, prioritise and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence.
 Production Output - Agree production plan targets and review performance in order to drive functional goals at individual and team level.
 Business Awareness - Understanding of the need to meet changing demands and the role of marketing and product innovation in growing the business and increasing the company's share.
 Administration - Collaborate with colleagues to arrange shift and break cover, induct new employees and address performance shortfalls to ensure that team resources can meet operational requirements.

The Technical Operator is required to Operate, Maintain, Improve and Repair equipment within the Sourcing Unit. She/he will support the delivery of operational KPIs (Productivity, Quality, Safety, Health and Environment, Cost, Delivery, Morale and Innovation (PQSCDMI)). Working within an autonomous team the Technical Operator will drive excellent standards of production delivery and continuous improvement, whilst always protecting a safe and sustainable environment. She/he will be required to champion specific skills and coach others. She/he will have a basic understanding of key cost drivers in the Sourcing Unit and will grow this in line with her/his wider project management skills.
Despite being dedicated to a Cell the fixed-term Manpower temps will be expected to work across cells and other areas of the factory (e.g. Re-pack and Tubs and Lids) depending on business needs.

Experience Required:

 Core Engineering Skills - Background in Maintenance, Bench fitting and/or Machining.
 Experience of working as part of an extended team within the manufacturing sector.
 Strong leadership and communication skills.
 Experience of manufacturing in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company.
 Experience as a team member within a project Management team with an awareness of project management tools and techniques

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