14 Nov, 2023

Senior Process Engineer

  • Unilever
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description


Reporting into the Manufacturing Excellence Manager, you are directly involved with leading change and making sure our factory stays World Class, which means zero defects, zero waste and zero losses.  As a Sr. Process Engineer, you will utilize your full range of Continuous Improvement methods and tools to identify, prioritize, and eliminate factory losses working autonomously or with cross functional partnership.

Role expectations:

  • Demonstrate strong troubleshooting capabilities with process and packing equipment
  • Responsible for the improvement of waste and performance metrics for up to two production lines
  • Increase stability of the production line to support our vision from traditional line teams to a semi-autonomous team
  • Prioritize projects through data stratification of factory downtime and waste data
  • Identify growth and savings opportunities within the factory and develop business cases around them
  • Manage mid-large projects ranging from $50K to $1MM from ideation through implementation
  • Work closely with operators and maintenance team during continuous improvement activities and act as the technical trainer when needed
  • Any other responsibilities as needed

What We’re Looking For

  • 3-5+ years in Packaging Project Management or Continuous Improvement experience required
  • BS in an engineering field
  • Experience in FMCG/CPG (nice to have)
  • Demonstration of WCM or Lean Manufacturing methodology
  • Basic knowledge of electrical circuits (nice to have)
  • Familiar with controls and automation with Rockwell PLCs (nice to have)

Take a sneak peek of what we have to offer, there’s pride inside.

Did you know that the Hellmanns factory is in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago?

Experience You Will Receive

In this role, you will not just implement continuous improvement initiatives, but you’ll also present your ideas to site leadership and see some of those ideas come to life!

Some other great experiences you’ll learn may include (and more):

  • Partner with Global Unilever teams on projects
  • Gain knowledge in Automation/PLC programming
  • Work on projects that impact the fastest Dressings line in the World!
  • Implement creative solutions
  • Gain experience in small Capital Projects
  • Create a network of amazingly talented individuals both inside the factory and within the Unilever network

What We Can Offer You

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $83,200 to $124.700. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. 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.


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