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Engineering Shift Team Leader

About Kerry


More than 25,000 people have careers with Kerry. From Food Science to Manufacturing, our jobs help nourish and delight consumers around the globe. Kerry is committed to leading to better in everything we do. We strive for better taste and nutrition, better sustainability, better career opportunities and ultimately, a better world.


Everyday millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our taste and nutrition solutions.


As the world leader in taste and nutrition, our Purpose is to Inspire Food and Nourish Life.


Our Purpose is central to The Kerry Way and serves as our guiding light on our journey to make it easier and more valuable for customers to do business with us, as we seek to make a greater, more lasting difference in the world by inspiring innovative, natural and sustainable taste and nutrition solutions for consumers, customers, the industry and the world.

About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for an Engineer to join the Kerry Foods team in Ossett,


This is a Permanent Role.

Key responsibilities


Leading a team of 3 engineers on shift, this is a hands-on role, managing and taking part in all aspects of the day to day maintenance of the site.


  • Working closely with the Production Team Leads/Managers taking responsibility for delivering a high-quality engineering service in support of the achievement of operational targets.
  • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of a team to provide engineering support to manufacturing operations.
  • Achieve team Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in respect to equipment performance, reliability, breakdown & maintenance completion.
  • Coach and develop the engineering team regarding safe working practices and the rapid diagnosis and resolution of faults.
  • Plan and co-ordinate team resources to complete all work allocated to the team in a timely manner.
  • Motivate and manage people activities to meet team performance targets. Identify development areas relating to skills, behaviours and competencies and implement team development plans.
  • Participation in Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing activities including leading short interval control and root cause analysis assessments.
  • Working as a key member of the Site Engineering Team, demonstrating Company Values and flexibility to support other teams/departments where required.
  • Managing non-conformance processes and corrective action activities to ensure compliance
  • Attending to reactive maintenance requirements of the site
  • Assisting with the development of PPM systems and the forward scheduling of maintenance activities
  • Operational tasks to comply with legislation and company procedures
  • Fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance of the production machinery
  • Liaise and work alongside production staff to ensure good communication of problems
  • Ensure a high line availability through reduced engineering downtime.
  • Effective RCA of issues
  • Control maintenance tools, stores and equipment
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the site

Qualifications and skills


  • Previous experience of working within a FMCG environment
  • Time served apprenticeship in an engineering discipline, holding an Electrical Engineering HND / HNC / BTech or equivalent experience
  • High level of Fault Finding experience
  • PLC fault finding (desirable)

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