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Maintenance Lead - 1st Shift - Offering $3,000 Sign On Bonus!

Requisition ID 38536
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:

For a limited time only, we are offering a $3,000.00 sign on bonus when you start your new career with us!


At our Melrose Park, IL, plant we feel good about our various batters and breading products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you. Our team prides itself on being collaborative and having a healthy culture where working hard and doing a good job is recognized and appreciated. We are looking for someone to help us keep things running! We have an immediate opening for a Day Shift Maintenance Technician. Please note, this is a Union facility. We are part of the Melrose Park Teamsters Local 781.


Shift Information: 

 1st Shift Opening. The days and hours are Monday – Friday, 6:00AM – 2:20PM. Please note, based on seniority, the shift and schedule is subject to change.

What you'll do:

As a Maintenance Lead you’ll work with the Maintenance team to complete building repairs, equipment installation, troubleshooting and installation, 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 (but are not limited to):

  • 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
  • Troubleshoot and repair machinery such as extruders, mixers, conveyors, and metal detectors
  • Repair and assess electrical issues as they arise

What you'll need to be successful and safe:

  • 5-10 years of maintenance mechanic experience, in the food industrial and/or bakery work environment preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED is required; Apprenticeship or applicable certifications preferred
  • Possess and demonstrate basic technical knowledge of some or all of the following:
    • Stainless Steel Welding/Fabrication
    • Experience in high-speed packaging, welding, refrigeration (ammonia) and mechanical power transmission
    • Experience with and ability to use all types of welding, cutting, machine, and hand tools
    • PLC’s (Programmable logic controllers) – a plus
    • Process control instrumentation
    • Process equipment
    • Personal Computing

What's In It For You:


  • We are currently offering a $3,000.00 Sign on Bonus. You will receive $500.00 after 30 working days, $1,000.00 after 90 working days and $1,500.00 after 180 working days of employment.
  • Union benefits and competitive wages
  • Career advancement and growth opportunities
  • Friendly, close-knit team and supervisors invested in your success
  • Full benefits, including mental health, employee assistance program & more!

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 .

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