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Maintenance Fitter

Requisition ID 33381
Position Type FT Permanent
Posting Type DNI
Posting Type [[CareerBuilder]]

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

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


Listowel, Co.Kerry, is one of Kerry's largest facilities and is the Group's first site, having been commissioned in 1972. The site currently  processes 500 million litres of milk annually.  

Listowel has a comprehensive product offering consisting of Dairy Proteins, Primary Dairy Ingredients, Dry Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Flavours, and Cheese Solutions products manufactured on-site.  These product categories can then be applied to a wide spectrum of applications such as Dairy, Bakery, Nutritional Beverages, Savoury snacks, cereals and bars, confectionary, prepared meals as well as ice-cream and frozen desserts.

The site consists of 4 factories:

  • Primary Dairy & Whey
  • Dry Dairy Ingredients & Flavours
  • Wet Dairy
  • Retail Spreads

Key responsibilities


  • Provide effective technical support to Production in all aspects of machine and equipment maintenance, installation and modification; perform detailed maintenance, PMs and troubleshooting.
  • Support maintenance planning and preventative maintenance through completion of planned and emergency work orders, calibrations, PMs etc. Document maintenance work, including upgrades, made to existing equipment, including preventative maintenance performed and parts used, to ensure appropriate documentation and records of repair history.
  • Support continuous improvement by active participation in repairs, upgrades, preventative maintenance and system failure investigations and investigation reports, execution/development of change control, as appropriate.
  • Adherence to Safety Health & Environmental policies and procedures and carry out all tasks in a safe and controlled manner.
  •  Pro-active team working with peers, production, quality and support groups to improve equipment reliability and performance.
  • Respond to breakdowns, systematically fault find, and identify root cause and then implement solution to prevent recurrence.

Qualifications and skills


  • Mechanical Craft Qualification with plant maintenance experience
  • Relevant H&S qualifications e.g. IOSH, Confined Spaces etc
  • Experience of fault-finding diagnostics and procedure


Working in a fast and ambitious environment, you’ll be given bags of responsibility. You’ll work with people who really care about their work and each other; who pull together to get things done no matter what the challenge. You’ll achieve and experience more.

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