Automation Engineer

Newly created role in our growing ice-cream factory, Technical lead for electrical continuous improvement at our Minto site, Lean manufacturing & six sigma methodology.

Were a global business, building diverse brands and touching lives all over the world with our products. But that doesnt stop us caring as much about the sustainability of our business as we do the success of our brands and our people. Together we can feel good about the work we do every day. Surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers, youll work with purpose in an inclusive and diverse culture, bringing fresh ideas and simply being you!


About the Role:

As the Automation Engineer for our Minto factory you will lead the development and progression of the sites automation systems; being the technical lead for electrical continuous improvement and reliability activities in the processes of making our delicious ice-cream Streets brands such as Cornetto, GayTime & Magnum.

Reporting into the Plant Manager your responsibilities will be broad and hands-on, including:

  • Providing technical expertise and analytical input to lead the continuous improvement program for automation and controls
  • Coaching and providing direction to maintenance and production teams including upskilling team members around automation processes and systems
  • Increase reliability by improving and delivering the planned maintenance strategy, executing plans that ensure effective utilisation of assets
  • Working with the broader engineering team to maintain and improve plant reliability and availability to keep production running at optimum levels.

As a key member of our engineering team you will help to shape a culture of collaboration, safety, quality and continuous improvement making an active contribution to the achievement of site safety, quality productivity and compliance targets.

Whilst this role follows a standard working week, Mon-Fri due to the nature of our factory operation being 24hrs we would expect flexibility in the candidates working hours to meet the needs of the business.

To be successful you will have:

  • An engineering qualification in electrical, automation and/or mechatronics
  • Experience in an engineering role with a strong automation focus  
  • A strong embedded workplace health and safety, quality & hygiene culture
  • An applied understanding of lean manufacturing/six sigma methodology
  • Excellent people skills both managerial and stakeholder interactions
  • Exceptional analytical, planning, problem solving and communication skills

Why Unilever 

You will be joining a company where making a positive impact is our mission. We value and embrace our inclusive and diverse culture where individuality is celebrated. We want everyone to bring their Whole Self and this includes you. #uniquelyunilever



25/11/2019 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Engineering
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