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Engineering Maintenance Manager

Requisition ID 12207
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

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

With over 45 plant across North America, the New Century, KS, plant is a part of our Sweet & Cereal division. You'll have the opportunity to work in a fast paced and fun environment with 140 employees, and a 24/5 facility. We feel good about our 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! The Production Manager directs and coordinates all the activities concerned with production of these products. 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!

Key responsibilities

The Engineering Maintenance Manager is fundamental to our team. You’ll be overseeing the maintenance function, with at least 12 direct reports, across all shifts and report to the Plant Manager.


Are coaching and developing employees something you’re passionate about? Do you have experience in developing a preventative maintenance plan and TPM’s? This is key to our success, and so are you! You’ll collaborate with other teams, coordinating maintenance activities with procurement, production, engineering and quality control departments to achieve minimal downtime/failures. We strongly believe in safety first, quality always for our employees, products, and customers. If this is something you feel passionate about, ensuring all employees uphold our quality and food safety procedures and policies, this may be the next great opportunity for you!

The Engineering Maintenance Manager is responsible for overseeing the work of the maintenance staff, as well as outside contractors, and responsible for execution of capital projects.  This person will manage, supervise and oversee all aspects of maintenance of the site and provide leadership and direction as necessary to sustain company growth, establish procedures for maintaining high standards, product quality, reliability and safety. He/she will promote quality improvement efforts, and evaluate and develop improved techniques while maintaining an exemplary safety record.  Duties include ensuring the completion of work orders, and initiating preventative maintenance, diagnose issues and make repairs in areas such as, but not limited to: electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and HVAC system.   

Qualifications and skills
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering related discipline is required
  • 3-5 total years experience in maintenance engineering field in a manufacturing environment, including 5+ years maintenance management experience
  • Proven experience in project management execution, capital budget planning and managing as well as experience with TPM and/or Lean initiatives
  • Strong understanding of mechanical and electrical systems
  • Experience implementing predictive/preventive maintenance programs preferred

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 .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Emporia
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

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