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Maintenance and Engineering Manager

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Date: 19-Mar-2023

Location: Durban, NL, ZA, 3699

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 40717
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CST1
Posting Type LI


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


In this role, you will plan, organize, implement and control the maintenance activities at Engineering Dept in line with the company’s established set values, goals and objectives, safety and quality policies and standards

Work Location: Hammarsdale - Durban 

Reporting To:  Plant Manager 

Key responsibilities


⦁    Ensuring Plant availability of 95%.
⦁    Ensuring safety compliance in terms of OHSACT & Assume the GMR 2.1 responsibilities as a “competent person
⦁    Handling of the engineering Department budgets
⦁    Lead the team of highly skilled artisans as well as nurturing and developing trainees.          
⦁    Ensure the Preventive Maintenance Program is inline and executed timeously. 
⦁    Constantly challenging the marketplace for new technology
⦁    To perform regular testing on earthing protection system, spray dryers’ fire suppression system.   
⦁    Working with internal depts in terms of new product development  
⦁    Knowledge of UPS, diesel engine alternators, electrical circuit breakers, condition monitoring on rotating equipment and thermograph test on electrical connections. 
⦁    Deep knowledge of pumps, gearboxes, steam, boilers, compressors, air handling units,
⦁    cooling towers, water reticulation systems, valves, hydraulics, pneumatics
⦁    Develop documentation for maintenance procedures, to assist trouble shooting. 
⦁    Equipment calibration – ensure equipment list is kept up to date and calibrated in accordance to the agreed schedule & ensuring that critical spares are available
⦁    Developing of SOP’s
⦁    Writing up reports, analyzing and upgrading / improvement recommendation for management review.           
⦁    Provide technical support to production by ensuring that equipment and machinery are well maintained and optimized to achieve cost effectiveness.       
⦁    Perform daily routine inspections, repairs and preventative maintenance activities of plant equipment.
⦁    New Equipment installations
⦁    Working with engineering suppliers and ensuring they have the best service provided
⦁    Maintaining records of maintenance, repair works and subcontractors works. 
⦁    Safety & Legal responsibility
⦁    Project Work


Qualifications and skills


Technical Skills Competencies:
⦁    GCC 
⦁    Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering 
⦁    Team Player 
⦁    Take instructions / communicate in English
⦁    At least 4 years’ experience in a Food or Chemical Manufacturing Environment
⦁    Completed examination in OHS Act
Personal Competencies:
⦁    Computer literate
⦁    Management Skills
⦁    Excellent communicator
⦁    Self-starter / enthusiastic
⦁    Methodical / attention to detail
⦁    Multitasker