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Asset Reliability Manager - Rochester, MN

Requisition ID 46145
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Posting Type DNI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

The Asset Reliability Manager will provide leadership and direction to the plant maintenance department responsible for the site asset care/uptime, maintenance, project identification, prepare maintenance capital project planning, sustainability management.

Key responsibilities

  • Leading plant-specific vision and mission to assure continuous maintenance improvement and alignment with the corporate vision.
  • Provide leadership in implementing root cause analysis, corrective actions and maintaining the preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Ensure all plant maintenance operations are conducted in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Drive employee engagement, training, and development to maximize manufacturing, quality, safety, and productivity goal attainment.
  • Collaborate directly with human resources to insure employee issues or concerns are correctly addressed and resolved.
  • Manage maintenance department costs within budgetary guidelines and initiate cost savings measures.
  • Responsible for working with Asset life cycle management and planned maintenance
  • Ensure that all manufacturing / facility systems are properly resourced and that all resources are efficiently utilized.
  • Ensure all maintenance related works align with corporate engineering standards including sanitary design, ergonomics, employee safety and food safety requirements.
  • Provide technical support for efficient troubleshooting / problem solving activities and maintenance repair to maximize efficiencies and limit downtime.
  • Continuously apply sound mechanical and electrical solutions to resolve obstacles to plant efficiencies and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that appropriate inventory levels for standard replacement parts are maintained.
  • Schedule mandatory inspections and coordinate certifications and appropriate authorities.
  • Effectively communicate results and action plans to appropriate employees and managers.
  • Perform follow-up analysis to identify and resolve recurring downtime / inefficient operational issues.
  • Ensure environmental compliance and all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded. 

Qualifications and skills

  • Mechanical Engineering degree is required.
  • Experience in Food Manufacturing Industry preferred 
  • 5+ total years maintenance engineering field in a manufacturing environment
  • Including 2+ years Supervisory / Management experience
  • Proven experience in project management execution
  • Good understanding or mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Experience TPM and/or Lean initiatives
  • Experience predictive/preventive maintenance programs
  • Strong computer application skills, network and PC business application software
  • Budget planning and managing

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                       

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.                                                                   

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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