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Utilities Maintenance Technician - 1st Shift

Requisition ID 51215
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

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.

Where you'll work:

Our Harrisonburg, VA, location is part of our Taste division and creates a variety of stock broth, soups, and bases. We work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment, where we work hard but also enjoy taking part in the community thanks to Kerry’s employee engagement program. If you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the place for you!

We have immediate openings for Utilities Maintenance Technicians to support our 1st shift, 8:00AM - 4:30PM, some weekend work on occasion. 


What you'll do:

You’ll work with the Maintenance team to complete utility repairs, and utilities management, fulfillment of assigned work orders and unforeseen repairs in a timely fashion. You’ll follow good manufacturing practices to maintain inventory, preventative maintenance, good housekeeping and ensure compliance with all safety and environmental laws and regulations. We strongly believe in “Safety First, Quality Always” for our employees, products, and customers. If this is something you’re passionate about also, this could be your next great opportunity!


Important areas of operations you’ll work on:

  •  Utilities Management
  • Maintaining Boiler
  • HVAC/R
  • Ammonia
  • Wastewater Treatment

Additional areas you may support as well include: 

  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearing, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Install and maintain pipe systems, hydraulic steam, pneumatic equipment.
  • Repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and other related equipment.
  • Building maintenance including minor plumbing, welding, and general upkeep
  • Working with pumps, heat exchangers, and steam systems

What you'll need to be successful in this role:

  • 5+ years of General Maintenance Experience.
  • 2+ years Utilities maintenance experience. 
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment & food/beverage experience is highly preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED is required; associated degree in relevant field preferred.
  • Possess and demonstrate basic technical knowledge of some or all of the following:
    • Stainless Steel Welding/Fabrication
    • Ability to be or become or is a Sanitary Certified welder. (outside certification)
    • Piping systems
    • Electricity
    • PLC’s (Programmable logic controllers) – a plus
    • Process control instrumentation
    • HVAC/R systems
    • Process equipment
    • Personal Computing
  • Boiler experience, license preferred
  • Ammonia certifications preferred 
  • Wastewater treatment preferred 



The typical hiring range for this role is $24.64 - 36.13 per hour and is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications. This position may also be eligible for a shift differential and/or overtime.  In addition to your pay, Kerry offers benefits such as a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and retirement contribution (all benefits and incentives are subject to eligibility requirements). 

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 .

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

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