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Senior Reliability Engineer

Requisition ID 31408
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Recruiter #LI-AJ1
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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

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

As SR Reliability Engineer you will oversee most of our North American Sites to ensure the correct functionality of our machines and process with special attention to the safety and correct use and shape of all the equipment, this is a remote role that can sit anywhere in the USA with a high travel frecuency to all our North American Sites

Key responsibilities


Achieve reliable equipment and manufacturing systems to prevent failures, maximize operational performance and throughput, optimize cost, and extend asset lifecycles. 


  • Provides support to manufacturing sites to develop, optimize and implement
    1. Preventative Maintenance (PM) programs
    2. MRO Inventory Management systems
    3. KAMS (Kerry Asset Maintenance System) process and tools
    4. Computer Maintenance Management Systems (SAP-PM)
    5. Best maintenance practices and standards
  • Support manufacturing sites in implementing and executing their Maintenance Excellence Program
    1. Maintenance Fundamentals
    2. Reliability Centered Maintenance
    3. Operational Excellence
  • Collaborate with sites to define Asset Criticality and Reliability Maintenance strategies
  • Utilize and leverage Maintenance Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to optimize cost, identify gaps and identify opportunities to improve asset performance
  • Lead and support analysis of equipment and systems failures, using problem solving and continuous improvement tools (i.e. RCA, Fishbone, DMAIC and FMECA)
  • Support Project teams during equipment selection and defining Preventative/Predictive Maintenance strategies for new assets and new acquisitions
  • Collaborating with Procurement, participate in the development and evaluation MRO suppliers and 3rd party maintenance service providers
  • Support other functions with Maintenance and Reliability related inquires and expertise
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Maintenance and Reliability subject areas, as assigned
  • Supports site capability building with assessment and evaluation of site maintenance staff, training and knowledge transfer to site maintenance teams
  • Maintain and deploy a broad knowledge of industry trends and new technology innovation in Maintenance and Reliability to enhance Kerry manufacturing and operational capabilities


  • Demonstrated experience and capability in maintenance, reliability engineering, statistical data analysis and continuous improvement tools and methodology
  • Knowledge and practical experience Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), SAP preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) or other related tools
  • Ability to develop and deploy a disciplined approach to engineering and maintenance, with well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong planning skills, and the ability to follow-up and successfully execute plans
  • Continuous improvement mindset with high change agility
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, ability to influence, coach and develop colleagues not in a reporting relationship
  • Results oriented and ability to deliver successful outcomes
  • Ability to work independently across multiple sites and stakeholders, both internal and external
  • EQ (emotional quotient) awareness in self-management and engagement of others

Qualifications and skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mechatronics or equivalent technical degree
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in engineering, reliability, maintenance or related field
  • Practical experience in Continuous Improvement methodology and tools
  • Manufacturing background in Food & Beverage / Chemicals / Pharma preferred
  • Professional certification as Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) preferred
  • Comfortable working on the factory floor and as part of a decentralized regional team
  • Remotely based and available for frequent travel (up to 70%) within the North America region

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 .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Madison

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