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Maintenance Mechanic (Independence MO)

Independence, Missouri, United States
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Maintenance Mechanic

Location of Job: Independence MO (Unionized)

C shift hours 7:00 pm - 7:30 am (Sun, Mon, Tues and every other Weds)

D shift hours: 7:00 pm-7:30 am (Thurs/Fri/Sat and every other Weds)

Pay Rate - $33.96 with an additional $0.50 - $1.00 shift differential | Weekly pay periods

Benefit Overview

These are direct hires, full time position with a full benefits package - *Medical, Dental, & Vision plans | 401K Matching | Unilever's Employee Share Plan | Tuition Reimbursement | Paid Leaves | Monthly Bonus Payouts | Uniforms and PPE provided | $750 employee referral bonus payments | Safety shoe subsidy, prescription safety glasses discount, etc. | Onsite company store for employees to purchase Unilever products at a discount | Career Advancement Opportunities

    Background & Purpose of the Job

    Knorr believes that wholesome, nutritious food should be accessible and affordable to all. That's why we're on a journey to ensure all Americans can eat healthy meals they feel good about by creating high-quality products, offering simple chef-developed recipes, or supporting organizations and initiatives that provide access to healthy foods, Knorr remains committed to its long history of making good food available to everyone.

    The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for ensuring maximum availability of production plant across the Sourcing Unit utilizing excellent technical skills for improvements and modifications and sound application of WCM methodology.

      What You'll Do
      • Contribute to the delivery of operational KPIs (Productivity, Quality, Safety, Health and Environment, Cost, Delivery, Morale and Innovation.
      • Advanced problem solver who can maximize machinery operations whilst minimizing waste.
      • Coach and develop the Machine Operator's and Skilled Operator's core technical awareness and skills.
      • Remove and replace major electrical components (such as motors, switch/control gear) and troubleshoot wire and rewire relay logic safely. Basic PLC knowledge to assist in troubleshooting.
      • Able to isolate machinery and re-install electrical components
      • Preventative Maintenance Specialist and user of Condition Based Monitoring.
      • Fully Operational on mechanics, pneumatics and motion control.
      • knowledge and application of technical skills and expertise to ensure the provision of effective engineering support within the team, focused on delivering performance targets.
      • Directly contributes to improved safety, quality, sustainability and cost.
      • Establish power distribution systems and electrical control circuits.
      • Install electrical drive systems and Control Loops.
      • Utilize appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole team.
      • Use performance measures to identify and prioritize losses in production area and to improve Maintenance performance.
      • Ability to identify, prioritize and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence.
      • Adhere to company GMP policies
      • All other duties as assigned

      What You'll Need to Succeed
      • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) is Required/ 2 to 4-year degree in industrial technology or related field is Preferred.
      • 3-5 years' experience in the field of maintenance
      • Experience of manufacturing in a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Company and World Class Manufacturing.

      Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, physical and background check.

      *Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.



      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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

      If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.



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      Be part of the most successful purpose-led business in the world. Have the opportunity to see the true impact that you’re having in the work you do - every small thing counts. The personal contribution you make means you feel good about what you do and proud that you have a career with a higher purpose. Be empowered to make a positive impact, by bringing your purpose into action.

      Be a force for good. Unleash your curiosity and pioneering spirit to make our business win and grow. Use your confidence to challenge the status quo for the better, while you learn, grow and make a positive impact

      "Diversity & Inclusion is one of the things that we want Unilever to be famous for.

      This means making sure our business is fair, attracting and retaining

      the very best talent and helping them unlock their full potential."

      Alan Jope, Chief Executive Officer

      Dove, Lipton, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Lynx, Knorr, Surf. Our world-famous brands are totally different – and as people, so are we. Be surrounded by individually different but like-minded people who share your values, commitment and desire to start or pursue a career across different cultures and levels of seniority where you do good things every day. Bring your real self to work, here we combine our differences to achieve greater things.

      Develop into your best self. Get inspired by leaders and peers and create life-shaping experiences for yourself. Unilever offers an inspirational working environment where you will be mentored and nurtured by bright minds and purpose-led leaders. Use your skills and knowledge, and the tools we provide you to experience all that Unilever can offer across brands and around the world. You have the ability to craft a flexible – and global – career.

      Our policies & flexible working

      At Unilever, we have a range of market-leading, family-friendly and flexible working policies, which enable our employees to balance their day-to-day responsibilities.

      These policies and practices include:

      • Agile working, which gives employees the possibility to work remotely and flex their own hours, whilst ensuring business needs are met.
      • Flexible working arrangements including, but not limited to, part-time and job share opportunities.
      • Enhanced leave policies - all employees taking maternity or shared parental leave have up to 16 weeks’ paid leave and some eligible employees can have up to 39 weeks’ paid leave. In addition, our Maternity & Paternity Services portal provides online resources to support employees at all stages of parenthood, as well as tailored guidance for line managers.
      • Practical support including, nursery benefits and back-up care for parents and carers.
      • A constant focus on wellbeing for employees, including regular health checks, mental health support and our Employee Assistance Programme.

      Mentoring & training

      We have a strong culture of mentoring, training and learning across the organisation, with a range of resources and initiatives available:

      • Mentoring and coaching
      • Leadership and general business skills training, including unconscious bias
      • Learning for all, via access to internal and external resources
      • Workshops which support personal and team development.

      Our ambition: unlocking talent through disability inclusion

      The World Health Organization estimates that there are one billion people in the world currently living with a disability. That’s about 15% of the global population, or 1 in 7 of us. And the statistics suggest that people living with disabilities are among the most marginalised populations in the world in terms of employment and educational opportunity.

      Removing the barriers facing people living with disability is a priority for our business. It isn’t just the right thing to do – we believe that creating equality of opportunity will unlock a huge pool of talent. It also gets to the heart of the ambition to ‘leave no one behind’ – and could contribute to the five Sustainable Development Goals which explicitly reference disability and to the wider sustainable development agenda.

      In 2018, we set ourselves global commitments to achieve by 2025:

      • to be the number one employer of choice for people with disabilities, and
      • to increase the number of employees with disabilities to 5% of our total workforce.

      These are ambitious targets. They involve transforming the way we recruit and train our people. And they mean adapting both the way we work and our workplaces, so that we can support people with disabilities to reach their full potential.

      "We cannot be an inclusive organisation unless we ensure that we have created the conditions

      and the culture for people with a disability to thrive."

      Leena Nair, our Chief HR Officer

      We are keen to find out about your talent, and offer the support you need. 

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