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Maintenance Worker

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

Key responsibilities

The Electrical Mechanical Technician will be responsible performing preventative and predictive maintenance, repairs and installation of machinery and equipment, advanced diagnostic troubleshooting as well as complete teardown, rebuild and remanufacture of machinery and PLC trouble shooting and programming, VFD programming related systems, also help the department technicians in all preventative and proactive maintenance functions of the equipment in production.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
As an at-will employer, Kerry Inc reserves the right to add to or modify this list to the extent it deems necessary.

  • Acts as a resource for PLC, AC/DC variable speed drive, and electrical controls problem solving. Programming PLC and VFD, commissioning/start-up of control systems, gearboxes, tooling equipment, , hydraulics, pneumatics, AC and DC drives and control systems
  • Perform preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Manage electrical projects that are run or supported by the maintenance department.
  • Supports shift maintenance teams in problem solving and troubleshooting efforts, which may require after hour call-ins.
  • Ensures strict conformance to the electrical code and OSHA safety requirements for facility and production equipment.

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:  and here:                                                                                                              

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request. 

3141 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL  60160

Qualifications and skills

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and (3) years of experience in electrical and 2 years in mechanical field, or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.

    Must demonstrate ability to solve problem and multitask

  • Must be willing to work nights and 12-hour shifts
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and Power Point presentations, schematics / blueprints.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to perform visual inspection process and successfully read and apply technical material including print specifications
  • Possess a broad general knowledge and experience with welding techniques (i.e. MIG, TIG, Stick) and must able to apply these techniques to various operations within the plant
  • Operate various power tools including but not limited to torque wrenches, calipers, and gauges in a safe and proficient manner
  • Ability to work proficiently on pumps, conveyors, screw augers. Gear box.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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