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Maintenance Technician

Requisition ID 14714
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-RB1
Posting Type LI
Posting Type [[CareerBuilder]]

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
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 looking to recruit a Maintenance Technician to join our team here at Kerry, Runcorn.


The role of the Maintenance Technician is to support operations team in delivering to its customers with the highest quality product, on time in full while ensuring the equipment is safe in its operation for both personal and the product it produces.

The person performing this role will be required to perform emergency response support to operations for all equipment issues, minimising downtime and waste. Carry out planned maintenance tasks to prevent failures of equipment during operation and bring forward improved maintenance suggestions and/or improvement initiatives to increase reliability of equipment and where possible to increase availability, improve quality and/or efficiency while at all-times ensuring safety systems is maintained or improved.  

Key responsibilities
  • Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety.  Ensures all works undertaken during maintenance activities performed does not breach the appropriate health and safety standards and where necessary will assist others and/or report safety breeches.
  • Responsible for ensuring an up to date knowledge of Kerry policies, regional, national and local legislative requirements necessary in performing the tasks associated with the role of maintenance engineer.
  • Participates in process and equipment risk assessments and HACCP studies as necessary
  • Leads or assists in the troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of electro-mechanical food manufacturing equipment or processes containing pneumatic, hydraulic, instrumentation, PLC and/or Scada-control systems
  • Leads or assists in the troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of facilities plant and services, including but not limited to compressed air, refrigeration and steam.
  • To be observant & work off your own initiative when a fault is detected & to take decisive action to effect immediate repair or seek further assistance or support.
  • Participates in cross functional teams to implement continuous improvement initiatives to reduce cost per tonne
  • Provides recommendations for improvement to the maintenance plans and/or equipment to eliminate downtime and waste, improving overall plant efficiency. 
  • Work with equipment suppliers or contractors on new equipment and installations and modifications as requested.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to other engineers and/or apprentices
  • Update the maintenance management system (SAP PM or other), record all works performed, stores transactions made and all changes/modifications made to equipment/systems.
  • Carry out the work schedule issued each week, completing the work as prioritised to confirmation within the CMMS system.
  • Where necessary supports the planner/scheduler in specifying job plans for efficient execution.
  • Maintains and reports updates and changes to process control and /or documentation including drawings, programs, I/O lists, and databases. All changes to be logs such changes in the CMMS.
  • Participates in process and equipment risk assessments when requested in order to optimise engineering design, hygienic design, personnel safety, environmental and quality compliance.
Qualifications and skills
  • Trade/BTEC, ONC/HNC/HND qualified or equivalent
  •  Multi skilled capability
  • Strong diagnostic / trouble-shooting experience gained in a Hi-volume manufacturing or process environment
  • Strong knowledge & experience of manufacturing electrical/ automated equipment & processes including pneumatic, hydraulic and instrumentation controlled systems.
  • Proficient with Computers
  • Familiar with Computerised Maintenance Management Systems
  • Demonstrate capability on trouble shooting electrical & instrumentation systems safely
  • Knowledge of electro-pneumatic and pneumatic systems

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