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Maintenance Manager

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

Come and join our forward-thinking team as Maintenance Manager based at our Carrigaline site.

This is an exciting role for an experienced Maintenance Manager with strong organisational and communication skills working Monday to Friday 0830 – 1630 with the flexibility required to support the business as required.

Key responsibilities

Responsible for ensuring that all Kerry policies and standards are implemented and adhered to while ensuring regional, national and local legislative requirements are met by the site engineering function and any external services/contractors utilised by engineering.

Responsible for management and delivery of the weekly Maintenance works schedule and any urgent work that arises, where necessary resetting the daily priorities ensuring the plant operation is fully supported and output is not impacted due to engineering issues. This includes managing and controlling all day to day maintenance activities on site delivered by either in house engineers or contract support.

Responsible for building effective teams, promoting empowered high performing employees and continually nurturing our internal talent


Qualifications and skills

In Kerry we understand that people have very different career trajectories and experiences. In order to be successful in this role we would be looking for the right competencies and aptitudes as well as your proven track record of success in an engineering role.


Our ideal candidate would have:


Electrical or mechanical relevant Trade qualification, diploma or degree.

Experience in a similar role

Supervisory/leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

Excellent troubleshooting ability

Food industry knowledge.

Proven track record building solid working relationships

Knowledgeable in Maintenance best practice and CMMS systems to assist in delivering same.

Strong computer skills in Microsoft programs Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Good technical analysis ability and proficient in report writings. 

Fully proficient in interpreting CAD drawings, for electrical, mechanical and facilities applications. 

Fluent in English and local relevant language



In Kerry we know that sometimes the perfect candidate doesn’t exist and people can be put off applying for a role if they don’t fit all the requirements. If you are excited about working for us and have the majority of the skills or experience then please do apply as you could be exactly what we are looking for. 

What's in it for you?

Opportunity for career development, matched pension scheme to up to 10% and access to an employee assistance program and employee benefit platform. 

In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences.

One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life.

One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together.

We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.


Get in touch today- we look forward to meeting you!

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