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Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Requisition ID 47210
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-RG2
Posting Type LI
Posting Type [[CareerBuilder]]

Kerry Group’s UK & Ireland dairy related business includes Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Nutritional Ingredients, Dairy Consumer Foods, and Agribusiness. With a revenue more than €1bn per year, it is one of the world’s leading dairy businesses. With our strong dairy heritage and deep-rooted connection to our 3,000 milk suppliers, right through to our portfolio of innovative and high-quality brands, the dairy business has a unique and compelling proposition for both consumers and our customers.


Our dairy business has a diversified portfolio of dairy, nutritional ingredients and market leading dairy brands and its vertically integrated dairy processing ensures the highest quality, sustainably produced 1.2bn litres of milk for our dairy, nutritional ingredients, and consumer foods business – a key consideration among some of our largest customers across the globe.

We have an unrivalled dairy consumer brands portfolio coupled with a track record in innovation underpinned by technology and science. We manufacture and market our own leading butter, dairy, and plant spreads brands: Dairygold, Low Low, Pure and Golden Cow. We are the largest supplier of Private Label dairy spreads, supplying all major retailers in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Our cheese brands compete in children’s cheese snacks (Attack-a-Snak), natural cheese (block, slices and grated), and in processed cheese segments and our leading cheese brands include Strings & Things, Coleraine, and Charleville Cheese. Through our multi-geographical presence (UK, Ireland, and Western Europe) we have a deep consumer insight which is a key component of the business.

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


We are currently seeking a Shift Maintenance Engineer to join our team in Kerry Foods, Ossett. This is a full-time role, on average working 42 hours per week, on a panama style shift pattern.
Ideally, you will have experience of working in a fast paced Production facility, carrying out proactive/reactive maintenance on equipment and machinery to ensure limited downtime. You will be able to TIG weld products to a high standard and coding would be beneficial, however not essential as training could be provided. 

Key responsibilities


In this role you will provide full technical engineering support to the Production function under the leadership of the Engineering Maintenance Manager. The role will operate on a 24/7 shift pattern, so flexibility of working hours is required
Some of your key responsibilities will include:

Assume responsibility for the mechanical and electrical integrity of equipment by carrying out the following:

  • Effective planned maintenance inspections, reviewing frequencies and parts used.
  • Recommend improvements to maintenance schedules; carry out safety checks on equipment in line with legislation and best practice
  • Overhaul and repair of plant; continually monitor plant conditions and report defects
  • Complete stores requisitions for parts and contract services
  • Perform in depth RCA for breakdowns and process failure
  • Help generate and maintain compliance to SOPs/ Risk Assessments. Carry out work in a standardised way
  • Report plant performance using appropriate company systems and ensure action on/communication of non-conformance issues
  • Ensure operational key information is effectively communicated to colleagues and other shift teams; complete any relevant documentation on time and in full
  • Support site services as required

Qualifications and skills


  • Formal engineering qualification to at least City & Guilds level, NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a mechanical and/or electrical discipline with corresponding practical experience
  • Continuous improvement experience
  • RCA
  • PLC automation skills would be beneficial but not required
  • Training experience
  • Act as the team champions of good engineering standards
  • Must be a team player with a strong sense of personal responsibility/ownership
  • Flexibility around working hours

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

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