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Maintenance Supervisor

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 Kerry

Kerry is seeking a Maintenance Supervisor for our Rochester, MN location. This person will need to demonstrate leadership in the area of safety.  This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and practices, encouraging safe work behaviors, and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe behavior, which may lead to accidents. 

Continually endorse the Quality & Food Safety Policies, assure conformance to all requirements of the Quality & Food Safety Management Systems, & take action to properly report failures of these systems to site management.

About the role

Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety. This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and practices, encouraging safe work behaviors, and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe behavior, which may lead to accidents. Continually endorse the Quality & Food Safety Policies, assure conformance to all requirements of the Quality & Food Safety Management Systems, & take action to properly report failures of these systems to site management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates leadership in the area of health & safety.  Ensures all maintenance activities on site exceed the appropriate health and safety standards. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all Kerry policies and standards are implemented and adhered to while ensuring regional, national and local legislative requirements are met by the external services/contractors utilized by maintenance.  
  • 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.  
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement within the technician team; engaging team to provide feedback on ways to improve preventive maintenance procedures, reduce repetitive failures, identify ways to save costs through improved equipment reliability, working in partnership with Reliability Engineer.  
  • Apply technical skills and ingenuity to the correction of equipment problems causing excessive production downtime and maintenance work as necessary. 
  • Develop a plan and timeline to eliminate emergency repair work, and maximize planned and project work ensuring the preventative maintenance plan is delivered as scheduled. 
  • People: Responsible for building effective teams, promoting empowered high performing employees and continually nurturing our internal talent by: 
  • Regular engagement with team members to review performance  
  • Coach and develop direct reports  
  • Carry out regular skills analysis and career development conversations 
  • Put in place and ensure delivery off a skills training plan reviewed and updated annually 
  • 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). 
  • Spend most of the time on the floor, removing roadblocks for the technicians to execute their work, ensuring the team is working safely and efficiently. Audit work performed by the technicians to ensure work was performed to Kerry’s standards and all job tasks were complete.  
  • Spend most of the time on the floor, removing roadblocks for the technicians to execute their work, ensuring the team is working safely and efficiently. Audit work performed by the technicians to ensure work was performed to Kerry’s standards and all job tasks were complete.  
  • Engage production and maintenance teams in a positive and professional manner, to understand customer needs and build a track record for professionalism and credibility in understanding, responding to and communicating issues and solutions. 
  • 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. 
  • Perform other tasks and special assignments as requested by the Engineering & Maintenance Manager or Plant Manager. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Electrical or mechanical relevant Trade qualification, diploma or degree.  
  • 3+ years supervisory/leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

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