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Maintenance Supervisor

Requisition ID 38718
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Recruiter #LI-AJ1
Posting Type LI

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

About the role

This key position provides leadership and day-to-day guidance to the maintenance technicians and contractors on-site, ensuring work is being executed safely and effectively. The maintenance supervisor plays a key role in ensuring equipment functions to a high standard ensuring machine availability is maximized and all compliance standards are met. This includes the management & timely implementation of permanent corrective actions against all causes of failure and ensuring equipment life is maximized while achieving optimum value for money.  

Work under the responsibility of this position will also include a range of projects, process improvement, equipment repair, and maintenance including overhauls, installation of machines, tools, and equipment in manufacturing operations.

What would you do?

  • Responsible for management and delivery of the weekly Maintenance works schedule and any urgent work that arises, where necessary resetting the daily priorities ensuring the plant operation is fully supported and output is not impacted due to engineering issues. This includes supervising all maintenance activities on site.

  • Develop a plan and timeline to eliminate emergency repair work and maximize planned and project work ensuring the preventative maintenance plan is delivered as schedule.

  • Hold team accountable for proper documentation of work performed on a daily basis, reinforcing that work documentation is a key task of the maintenance team. Ensuring team is accurately issuing parts to their work orders to ensure high level of spares accuracy. Building accurate equipment history for troubleshooting and repair work within the Central Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

  • Manage an updated maintenance library, consisting of plant drawings, equipment manuals, software program backups, regulatory and compliance files for all primary production and support equipment.

  • Develop a recurring daily meeting schedule with the Engineering and Maintenance Manager or Plant Manager to review plant performance and set priorities.

  • Lead structured weekly maintenance meetings with the plant management team, to review customer priorities and planned maintenance activities. Through engaging communication methods provide maintenance performance updates against pre-set KPI’s

What will you need to be successful?

  • Technical school training or 3-4 years of facility maintenance required. (GED could be an option if there´s a good education-experience mix)

  • 3+ years of experience on a similar role in a manufacturing environment

  • CMMS systems management experience

  • People management experience

  • Capital projects experience (new equipment installation, lay-out changes, preventive maintenance program development for new equipment, etc.)

  • Troubleshooting, repairs and machinery maintenance experience

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: Buffalo

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