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Maintenance Manager

About Kerry

Kerry Group’s UK & Ireland dairy related business includes Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Nutritional Ingredients, Dairy Consumer Foods, and Agribusiness. With a revenue in excess of €1bn per year, it is one of the world’s leading dairy businesses. With our strong dairy heritage and deep-rooted connection to our 3,000 milk suppliers, right through to our portfolio of innovative and high-quality brands, the dairy business has a unique and compelling proposition for both consumers and our customers. Our dairy business has a diversified portfolio of dairy, nutritional ingredients and market leading dairy brands and its vertically integrated dairy processing ensures the highest quality, sustainably produced 1.2bn litres of milk for our dairy, nutritional ingredients, and consumer foods business – a key consideration among some of our largest customers across the globe.

About the role

At Kerry Charleville, we have an exciting opportunity for a MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING MANAGER to join the Engineering Function. At Kerry Dairy Consumer Foods we lead the way in manufacturing and marketing chilled foods that delight consumers across the UK, Ireland and international markets. As well as creating the finest customer-branded chilled foods, we also own an impressive stable of our own household name brands, from Cheestrings, Yollies, Denny and Dairygold to Mattessons, Wall's and Richmond sausages. This role is key in strengthening the people aspect of the Engineering and Maintenance team on site to plan requirements for future performance. You will work with the Site Engineering Manager and Maintenance Planner to make this happen. The ideal candidate will have experience in a Maintenance Manager role. Charleville is our cheese processing plant and home to the much loved Cheestrings brand. Based on the Kilmallock road, it is an easily accessible location. Kerry Foods is a dynamic and fast paced organisation, driven by innovation and passion topped off with an entrepreneurial spirit. Apply now and don't miss out!

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the site to develop a strategy for engineering implementation & asset life-cycle-management
  • Ensure all team members have a proactive approach to H&S, Implementation of essential engineering processes
  • Support the introduction of a knowledge sharing system, and ensure all team members engage with such systems
  • Develop training strategy and development plans for maintenance team members
  • Contribute to the training strategy for the broader engineering team, identifying key skills shortages
  • Implement performance management for all maintenance team members
  • Liaise with Internal stakeholders, external engineering personnel and third-party service providers.
  • Set up and management of Service Level Agreements for standard servicing & maintenance of plant & utilities.
  • Ensure contingency response for out of hours and critical failures.
  • Apply all required permits to work (including contractor control).
  • Ensure relevant legal & regulatory requirements are adhered to with reference to hazardous materials

What do I need to be successful?

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

  • Degree in Engineering or trades qualification preferable
  • Extensive experience in a process industry (food/ pharmaceutical/ medical devices desirable).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal Skills. Strong leadership skills. Strong people management skills.
  • Ability to apply engineering principles in practical application.
  • Strong business knowledge and ability to interface with manufacturing organization


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 me?

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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