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Production Area Lead- Weekend 12/HR Night Shift)

Unilever North America • Jonesboro, AR
Multiple Shifts
6 days ago

Schedule: Weekend Shift (Nights) Friday, Saturday and Sunday Possibly Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Location of the job: Jonesboro, AR

Background & Purpose of the Job:

The Area Lead is a member of the cell that directs, coaches, and leads other Technical Operators across all shifts. Their focus is to lead their cell in continuous improvements activities around Budgeting, Preventative Maintenance, Focused Improvement, and development of operators engaged to optimize the running and maintenance of equipment within the factory. She/he is also intimately involved with setting the Performance Strategy for the respective production area.

She/he must be a mentally agile and advanced problem solver actively engaged in maintaining a safe work environment, which protects product quality and reduces waste and other environmental impact. A positive contributor to the factory’s work environment and culture, the technician will act as a leading coach and mentor to the Technical Operators across all shifts in their cell.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage the performance of the Technical Operators and the production lines in the cell.
  • Accountable for the productivity of the cell across all shifts.
  • Regularly cascading/communicating site targets and goals from Plant Leadership to shift crews consistently, accurately, and vice versa.
  • Managing the operational cost of assigned area including controlling overtime.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement and driving loss reduction.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • High School Diploma required.
  • 3 + years’ experience working in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company Manufacture with 3 + years’ experience in leadership, technical skills, and maintenance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with peers, other managers, and hourly employees.
  • Strong training experience with knowledge and experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Experience as a team member within a project Management team with an awareness of project management tools and techniques.

What You’ll Love About his job:

  • Working as a team member, coaching/training others, and supporting production
  • Great work life balance environment
  • Awesome benefits and onsite company store
  • Contribution on the team helps obtain a quarterly bonus

Overall Benefits & Perks (non-union)

Medical, Dental, Vision effective immediately | 401K | Profit Sharing | Tuition/Fitness Reimbursement | Paid Leaves | Quarterly Bonus Payouts | Uniforms and PPE provided (we follow all covid protocol and guidelines for your protection)

Additional Perks for the “Jonesboro” location

  • Safety shoe subsidy and prescription safety glasses
  • Onsite Company store
  • Subsidy for Uniform shirts- Employee picks style (dri-fit material, long or short sleeves, polo shirts, etc.)
  • Company dinners and care packages periodically

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