Unilever Quality Technician in Chicago, Illinois

Background & Purpose of the Job

There is pride inside the production of the best-selling mayonnaise brand in the United States. With over 100 years of history, Hellmann’s is one of Unilever’s $1B brands with the #1 and 2 top selling SKUs in North America.

The primary function of this position is to ensure product quality and food safety and to monitor and perform the daily Quality Control & Assurance activities in the Laboratory and Production environment. Work closely with operations personnel including production supervisors in matters relating to product quality and food safety. Support Safety, Health & Environmental initiatives as required.

This position is for 3rd shift (10:00 PM – 6:30 AM).

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • You generate powerful insights : • Assist Quality Supervision in the development and implementation of food safety and quality programs and the evaluation of customer complaints. Participate in making recommendations to Plant Leadership regarding quality and production system improvements.

  • You transform data into actions: Perform required quantitative and qualitative product & ingredient analyses and maintain accurate reporting. Review, monitor and take appropriate action regarding production processes to ensure conformance with critical factors, specification and plant and regulatory policies.

  • You generate breakthrough ideas: Participate on Focused Improvement teams in solving product/process losses with R&D, Engineering, Production supervisors and operators utilizing SPC, WCM or other appropriate problem-solving methods.

  • You execute flawlessly, track & optimize: Lead the sensory evaluation of in-process materials and finished products and make the necessary formula modifications as required to maintain or improve product quality as a consequence of ingredient or process variations.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

B.S. in Food Science or related science degree preferred.

1-2 years’ experience in QA/QC for a food manufacturing operation preferred.

Ability to work Weekend, extended and flexible hours required as needed.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS:

  • Familiar with quality/food safety programs including HACCP, SSOP, Integrated Pest Management, FDA cGMP, TPM, WCM, Statistics including SPC and SAP/Interspec preferred.

  • Computer skill with MS Office –excel, word required.

  • The ideal candidate will be able to perform basic microbiological sampling & testing and basic wet chemistry titration.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth at https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-vision/ | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzuVqApc7i-tR2YxazMxNkpPZVU/view | Every Voice Matters at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/the-sustainable-living-plan/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/upholding-diversity/ | Global Reach at https://www.unilever.com/brands/ | Life at Unilever at https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1248/life/ | Careers with Purpose at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/ | World Class Career Development Programs at https://www.unilever.com/careers/graduates/uflp/ | Check Out Our Space at https://www.themuse.com/companies/unilever/office | Focus On Sustainability at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/

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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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. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

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 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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