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Maintenance Technician 1st shift

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


At our Lake Zurich, IL facility we are producing a variety of dry beverage products that you've likely had before or seen in the grocery store! If you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you.

Key responsibilities


  Inspects and tests machinery, and equipment.

  Performs Preventative Maintenance on all equipment including forklifts, HVAC systems, air compressors, boilers, and all Production equipment.

  Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine.

  Dismantles machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.

  Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearing, gears, and other parts of machinery.

  Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.

  Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.

  Repairs and maintains physical structure of the facility.

  Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathe, grinder, and drill to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools.

  Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.

  Troubleshoots all problems and performs regular preventative maintenance.

  Initiates purchase orders for parts and machines as well as work orders.

Qualifications and skills


  High School diploma required or technical school preferred; three to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  Knowledge and ability to operate production machines, forklifts, scissor lifts, and related equipment.

   Experience with MS Office and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

  Ability to use various hand and power tools.

  Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.

  Ability to perform a variety of repetitive manual tasks that require agility and manual dexterity.

  Ability to work with strong cleaning solutions.

  Knowledge of the following areas: Welding/Fabrication, Hydraulics/Pneumatics,Building maintenance,

  Electrical/Electronics/PLC a Plus, HVAC, Forklift (maintenance/operation), Lockout/Tagout,

  Blueprints/schematics/building plans, Preventative Maintenance and workload organization

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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