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Automation Technician

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Chaîne d'approvisionnement
Lieu :
Raeford, NC
Date de publication:

Automation Technician

Location of the job: Raeford, NC

Available Shifts:

12 hr PM: 7:00 pm - 7:30 am ( 2/2/3 shift pattern)

Pay Rate – $31.23 - $33.75 with an additional $1.50 shift differential | Weekly pay period

Overall Benefits:

  • These are direct hires, full time position with a full benefits package (*Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, SHARE purchase, Tuition/Fitness reimbursement, Paid leaves, Hourly Bonus payouts, etc.)

  • Benefits are effective the first day of hire (where applicable)

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Onsite Company store for discounted product purchases

  • Onsite cafeteria

  • Uniforms and PPE provided by the company

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Background & Purpose of the Job

At Unilever – Raeford, we believe in developing talent and leading through our autonomous ways of working. As one team, we will achieve endless possibilities! The Raeford facility is a world-class personal care manufacturing site, utilizing digital tools to be a lighthouse factory globally.

Unilever is looking for an Automation Technician at its Raeford NC facility.  This position will drive the factory safety performance of the entire factory (all shifts, all areas) into a proactive culture using WCM operating framework. 

The right applicant will have an immense passion for our factory, a commitment to innovation and completion of tasks, and a very strong factory floor presence.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

Plan layout, fabricate, install, maintain, and repair a wide variety of complex electrical and electronic equipment. Develop small projects to improve equipment/ process safety, quality and efficiency, working with a wide variety of complex electrical and electronic equipment. Provide technical knowledge and training, troubleshooting ability and resident knowledge of advanced technology systems (PLC systems). Develop PLC programming and direct and organize project activities. In this position the employee will work in different areas with different equipment such as:

Packing Lines: Palletizer, Filler, Bundler, Capper, Sleever, Coder, Labeler, Case Packer, Case Erector, Pucker-Depucker, Pumps, etc..

Compounding: Mixers, Pumps, Pipes, Hydraulics, Ventilation, Flow/Pressure/Temperature Transmitters, etc..

Facilities: Steam Related Equipment, Boiler, HVAC, compressed air, Pipes, etc… 

  • Interpret data, identify problems, and formulate proper decisions

  • Ability to understand interaction of equipment and systems, and diagnose mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic problems

  • Ability to understand interaction of equipment and systems, and diagnose and repair electrical problems

  • Express ideas clearly (verbal and written) and ability to work from verbal and written instructions, manuals, wiring diagrams, work orders and specification

  • Ability to generate and analyze reports charts and KPI’s dealing with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals

  • Ability to change and develop PLC programs

  • Implement Projects/ Improvement (electrical project/ PLC programming) to accommodate new product and/ or improve safety, operational quality and productivity

  • Diagnose/ test PLC and Instrumentation problems, Diagnose/test equipment to correct malfunctions and makes improvement to accommodate new product and/or improve safety, operational quality and productivity

  • Perform Preventive, Corrective, Planned or Breakdown Maintenance/Calibration on equipment

  • Perform Breakdown Analysis or other Analysis tool to identify root cause for repetitive breakdowns or other losses

  • Train Maintenance team in new technology

  • Develop other WCM activities such as: Autonomous Maintenance in Workshops, Lead FI teams or develop new activities as assigned

  • Responsible for following GXP. This includes but is not limited to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP).

  • All other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Must have High School Diploma or Equivalent; higher degree in related area is desirable

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a maintenance related position is required

  • Working knowledge of PLCs is a must

  • Ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation

*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.  For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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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