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Waste Handler- 2nd Shift

Supply Chain
Jonesboro, AR

Main Job Purpose:

The range of Basic Operator roles varies between categories and technologies, but generally sits within the previous positions of Packer, Material/Waste Handler, Clerk, Palletiser and Sanitizer.       

The Basic Operator is responsible for carrying out general operations and cleaning regimes according to planned operational requirements in order to safely deliver a good quality packed product.  As a core member of the operations team, the Basic Operator plays an important role in maintaining safety and will identify process or issues to leaders.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Operational Activities:

At the beginning of your shift, please do the following:

  • As you are walking to get your forklift, stop and check the ink jet waste drum.  Take the empty plastic ink jet bottles and put with the appropriate plastic in the recycle.
  • After you get your forklift, go to the flammable storage room and make sure Haz waste drums are in compliance.  If there is a problem, fix it.
  • Go to the waste area in the back of the plant.  Waste storage for compliance.  Fix as needed.  
  • Service the non-haz and haz waste in all areas of the plant as needed (Production, Processing, etc).  Weigh and log all waste that is picked up.  Clean and tighten the lids and bungs on all waste drums.
  • Pick up recycle drums and totes from the COP area.  
  • If they are going on a recycle trailer, make sure the drums and totes are RCRA empty and have the original label on them but no Unilever labels.  Put on the designated trailer.  If they are going to be reused take them to the waste area and make sure all labels are removed or painted out.
  • When it is raining, go outside to the alcohol containment, inspect the rainwater for sheen, document and release if there is no sheen.
  • Keep areas clean and organized.

  • Safety – Full knowledge and understanding of all safe practices and systems relevant to the Sourcing Unit and the legal responsibility placed upon individuals.  Must actively contribute to the safe working environment
  • Workplace Hazards - Full knowledge of workplace and hazards within it.  Utilise appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment relevant to the task.
  • Environment - Reduce costs due to waste and minimise impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct handling of waste and hazardous materials.  Must actively contribute to an eco-efficient environment.
  • Continuous Improvement – An awareness of how to use performance measures to identify and prioritise losses in production area; provides description of problems and can provide monitoring of process or line issues.   Understanding of WCM Tools
  • Teamwork – Must be a good team member capable of working within a highly effective team; responsible, supportive and reliable.
  • Communication – Can adequately communicate issues relating to safety and can provide operational observations and inputs to support decision makers by team leaders.
  • Physical Ability – Operators require a level of agility to move quickly between workstations, ascend and descend steps often carrying loads.  Assembly and control operations also require a level of hand eye coordination and finger dexterity.  Monitoring and Quality assurance tasks require an adequate level of sight and smell.
  • Perform other duties as required

Other Requirements:

  • Must be flexible within pattern of shift work  to accommodate factory shutdowns, training courses etc.

Professional Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, Must have the ability of Reading and Comprehension, Writing and Mathematics.  This will support recording of data and general teamwork skills with emphasis on good communication.

Experience Required:


  • Applicant must be a committed team worker with a strong sense of responsibility and good attention to detail.  Effective communication skills and an agile mind are essential.
  • Must complete and receive a score of “4” on Work Keys Testing


  • Experience of manufacturing in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company is desirable but not essential.
  • IT Skills – competent in the use of Microsoft Office; Excel, Word and SAP programmes is preferred.

For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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 NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. 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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