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Maintenance Technician

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Date: 15-May-2022

Location: Gainsborough, LIN, GB

Company: Kerry

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

We are looking for an Maintenance Technician to join us in our Gainsborough site. The primary role is to provide a reactive and proactive maintenance service to the site’s manufacturing equipment and facilities.

Key responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • Comply with the health and safety policy.  Most importantly, if there are any doubts regarding safety, tasks should be risk assessed in conjunction with the appropriate person, and controls put in place to minimise the risk to acceptable levels where reasonably practicable.
  • Comply with all relevant health and safety regulations.
  • Notify manager/supervisor/person of any unsafe practices immediately.
  • Lock off any dangerous machinery immediately / or repair and notify as above.
  • Review with the Engineering Manager any unforeseen safety considerations that come to light while performing engineering duties.
  • Issue “Permit to Work” to contractors, other engineers or self.



  • All work is planned by the engineering planner.  Undertake planned work at the correct time covering PMs and planned corrective repairs.
  • Support the Senior Maintenance Technician with urgent breakdowns if required.
  • Any planned repairs that cannot be completed before the end of the shift should be reported back to the engineering planner.
  • Actively seek to undertake PMs on offline machinery where time allows.
  • Actively seek to get machinery fit for maintenance tasks (ie cleaning) if required.
  • Fully complete PM sheets with all observations, jobs completed and recommendations and file with the engineering planner.
  • Suggest improvements to PMs and write these on the PM sheet.  For example this could be additional checks required, a change to the maintenance frequency depending on machine condition, redundant checks, etc.
  • Actively update knowledge of new and existing machinery where time allows.
  • Give more information regarding fault finding on time confirmations.  This should include what was wrong (symptom), what found (cause), what was done to (rectify).
  • Share any new knowledge with the other engineers.
  • Share any safe short cuts with the other engineers.
  • Actively gain as much information as possible from production personnel regarding the fault on the machine to speed up the fault finding process.



  • Aim for “right first time”.
  • Ensure ALL new installations or modifications to existing machinery are commissioned and risk assessed before use.
  • Standardised parts shall be used where possible.
  • Foresee any maintenance issues that can be ironed out during the design / installation phase.


Engineering Stores

  • All parts removed from the stores must be booked out in SAP.
  • All unused items removed from the stores must be returned to the original location before the end of the shift and booked back into the stores in SAP if necessary.
  • The stores must be left in a tidy fashion.
  • Highlight to the engineering planner any redundant items held in the engineering stores.


Procedural Compliance

  • Comply with all relevant Kerry Ingredients’ procedures.
  • Ensure “Work Order Confirmation” is fully filled in with all relevant information including all used parts, urgency of any required parts.  If a required part is not a stock item, a full description must be given so that the correct part can be sourced.

Qualifications and skills

  • Engineering Apprentice trained to NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
  • Willingness to get the job done.
  • Flexible approach.
  • Be more proactive than reactive.
  • Instil enthusiasm in others.
  • Keep a positive frame of mind particularly in difficult or pressured situations.
  • Focus on the detail but be able to see the wider picture too.