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Maintenance Engineer

Requisition ID 28354
Position Type FT Permanent
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

We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer to join the engineering team at our Taste & Nutrition Manufacturing facility in Runcorn.    The successful candidate with provide a professional engineering service and maintain assets to maximise plant availability.  This is shift base role, 3 days on, 3 days off, predominantly dayshifts.

This is permanent, full-time position.

Closing date: 3rd December 2021

Key responsibilities


  • Comply with the health and safety policy and regulations. 
  • Carryout risk assessments with the relevant people and put controls in place to minimise the risk to acceptable levels where reasonably practicable.
  • Lock off any dangerous machinery immediately/ or repair and notify.
  • Resolve breakdowns, carryout PM’s and work on project / improvement works with a view to minimizing production downtime.
  • Actively seek to undertake PMs on offline machinery where time allows.
  • Fully complete PM sheets with all observations, jobs completed and recommendations and file with the Maintenance Planner, whilst always looking at ways of improving to PMs.
  • Actively gain as much information as possible from production personnel regarding the fault on the machine to speed up the fault-finding process.
  • Ensure engineering log and computer systems are fully filled in with all relevant information including PM numbers, all used parts, plant numbers, urgency of required parts, at the end of each shift. 
  • Ensure all communications with external persons are conducted in a professional manner which reflects the company profile.

Qualifications and skills


  • Time served with appropriate engineering qualifications.
  • 2+ years’ experience within a similar role ideally gained within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Electrically biased
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems experience highly desirable
  • Flexible approach with a willingness to get the job done.
  • Positive and proactive frame of mind.

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 .                                                                                                         

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