Unilever Engineering Internships 2024

Unilever Engineering Internships 2024

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Unilever Engineering Internships 2024 A Chemical Engineering Intern focusing on process engineering plays a crucial role in optimizing and improving chemical processes within a production environment. They work closely with senior process engineers to design, implement, and evaluate processes that enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability. This role involves analyzing data, conducting experiments, and utilizing simulation software to model chemical processes. The intern collaborates with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot issues, develop innovative solutions, and ensure compliance with industry regulations. By gaining hands-on experience and applying theoretical knowledge, the intern contributes to the overall success of the engineering team while developing valuable skills for a future career in chemical engineering.

Number 1: Chemical Engineering Intern

  • CLOSING DATE:  24 June 2024
  • LOCATION: Maydon Wharf factory


  • Complete all Internship requirements as stipulated by Unilever, including but limited to training attendance, assessments completion, project completion, logbook completion and presentations as needed
  • The SUIT Intern role is essential in assisting with Eliminating Waste and Loss according to the UMS prioritization process using AM, PM, FI and QC pillar tools and methodologies
  • Process and Organizational Design. Ensure factory lines and processes are optimally resourced (e.g. manpower ratios are efficient and sustainable)
  • Create Technical Standards to ensure process stability on the line. (e.g. Center lining)
  • SUIT intern will be exposed to activities that will enhance their Project Management skills, Engaging key stakeholders and driving the change management process
  • Follow SOP procedures as needed within the operation assigned to
  • Conform to all site rules governing safety of self and others, quality and code of business principles


  • Completed Degree or National Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Use of computer software programs – Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word is essential
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal – proficient in English


Complete your online application and attach your updated CV along with your Qualification certificate and ID copy.

Please Note: If you don’t hear from us within 14 days from the date that you applied, please regard your application as disqualified. If you do not attach the supporting documentation stated in the advert by the closing date, please regard your application as disqualified

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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Number 2: Process Engineer

With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world. 

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. 

The purpose of this role is to evaluate, propose and design processes, plant, operations and technology to deliver product and process innovation and increased volumes, while ensuring that capacity, quality, safety and environment standards are maintained.


  • Apply extensively the full range of Focused and Quality Improvement methods and tools to counter losses identified in the areas of Safety, Quality, Cost Deployment, Customer Service and Logistics to deliver focused improvement into the Factory.  The Cost Deployment pillar will be populated with data built up through application of the Managing Manufacturing Performance Code, which is key to ensuring focus on key losses.
  • Working directly with the line crews on a daily basis the, Process Engineer also acts as the technical trainer for line teams and provides coaching in phenomena identification, root cause analysis and the establishment of counter-measures. 
  • Responsible for the validation of all process improvements and the establishment of revised basic conditions on the line.  A core deliverable is eliminate losses and waste and increase the stability of the line to support the transition of traditional line teams to semi-autonomous teams. 

Output of manufacturing plant:

  • Application and accuracy of MMP Code data to ensure loss tree is available for manufacturing
  • Eliminate waste and Loss according to the WCM prioritization process using AM, PM, FI and QC pillar tools and methodologies 
  • Collect and analyse complex data to penetrate problems’ phenomena and understand root causes 
  • RCA of any process losses and implementation of corrective actions, using the full set of WCM methods and tools to identify root causes, define countermeasures and validate their effectiveness; mastery of AM, PM, Q and FI tools and processes. 
  • On standby for technical assistance when processing problems occur
  • Chemical Mass balances for in line processes in order to develop set points and controls for continuous and batch plant processes

Quality of manufacturing plant:

  • Consumer & Customer Focus:  Ensure elimination of quality losses and implementing corrective actions in order to maintain processes under control
  • RCA of any quality losses and implementation of corrective actions

Capability building:

  • Create Technical Standards to ensure manufacturing and line stability
  • Create SOPs for process in order to standardize methods of manufacturing to ensure process control, train line crews on technical standards, SOPs and build capability for operators to understand corrective actions for process control
  • Team lead when Unit manager not available, must be able to lead the team of operators

Innovation/Renovations/Change management:

  • Technical support for trials for changes such as innovations/reno’s/5S etc.
  • Recipe creation for changes or new products in the control system
  • Baseline trending and analysis to support new changes and trials

Experiences & Qualifications

  • 2-3 years Process Engineering experience from a Continuous Processing background within FMCG/ Manufacturing environment
  • Post Graduate level education Chemical Engineering.


  • Influences and persuades Marketing, Supply Chain, Development, Production and Projects Departments to ensure smooth completion of specified tasks regarding the introduction of new products and machinery within the plant.
  • Sources information regarding plant processes and equipment from other relevant companies.


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.
  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.
  • Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors
    • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.
    • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.
    • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.
    • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.
    • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicates from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. 

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