Process Engineer

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Process Engineer will manage the end to end delivery of the site capital project for our Dove Bar Soap factory in Hammond, IN, a close proximity of Chicago. The projects will mainly be in process and utilities, but they will be based on a wide range of safety, quality, infrastructure, savings, and equipment improvements. They will drive the site masterplan for dove soap processing aligned with the Unilever design teams and provide technical support to the day to day and reliability activities. This role reports to Manufacturing Manager at the Dove Bar Soap Site.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

Organized and detail oriented to deliver projects respective safety, product quality, project timing, and cost. You will be supported by full-time and hired contractors to execute the projects. The Project Engineer for process takes a leadership role over a portion of the capital project portfolio in the site.

You're a born leader: Management of improvement projects in a fast-moving environment with many stakeholders requires the ability for independent decision making, constructive collaboration, managing expectations, and navigating tradeoffs for our customers (the factory). The position is responsible for cost estimating, analyzing options, building business cases, critiquing designs, managing construction, installation, commissioning, and handover with minimal supervision. As a member of management in a factory, you will be expected to lead other activities in our safety, quality, and continuous improvement programs. You are the site expert on chemical processing, batching, and energy and utilities management.

You're a change maker: Leads the standardization and development of the plant masterplan for process, grounds, and utilities. Technical resource to the category engineering team for new products and re-stages (innovation and renovation), and a resource for factory continuous improvement programs.

You're a dot connector: Participates in cross-plant improvement teams. Develop strong partnership with plant manufacturing, continuous improvement, corporate engineering and union workforce. Supports root cause analysis on process and utilities issues.

You're a culture and change champion: You bring new Ways of Working to the Engineering community in our continued pursuit of the lowest installed cost. You execute projects by delivering the best Value without compromising any Values. The Project Engineer is a leader in this transformation.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: On Time In Full (OTIF) end to end delivery of multiple capital projects (typical value $0.1m - 2 Million per project) adhering to Unilever project management standards and ensuring safety as our number one priority.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or other engineering degree.

2+ Years of Engineering in FMCG, related Industry or gained in an engineering consultancy environment

Project Management, maintenance, or continuous improvement experience with food processing and/or utilities systems.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; along with the ability to negotiate.


First-hand experience delivering major capital projects ($2+ million) within Unilever or similar FMCG environment

5+ Years of Project Engineering in FMCG / related Industry or gained in an engineering consultancy environment

What We Can Offer You

Culture 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.

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