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Maintenance Engineering Manager

Requisition ID 38057
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Recruiter #LI-PO1
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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

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 the role

This key position provides leadership and direction to the site maintenance and engineering department.  The site Maintenance Engineering Manager is responsible for the maintenance function and delivery on site, coordinating with Sustainability, Project Engineering, Process Technology and Asset care to drive excellence at the facility.

Key responsibilities

  • Leading plant-specific vision and mission to assure continuous improvement and alignment with the corporate vision.
  • Provide leadership in implementing / maintaining preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Ensure all plant maintenance operations are conducted in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Manage maintenance department costs within budgetary guidelines and initiate cost savings measures.
  • Responsible for working with Asset life cycle management and planned maintenance
  • Ensure that all manufacturing / facility systems are properly resourced and that all resources are efficiently utilized.
  • Ensure all maintenance related works align with corporate engineering standards including sanitary design, ergonomics, employee safety and food safety requirements.
  • Provide technical support for efficient troubleshooting / problem solving activities and maintenance repair to maximize efficiencies and limit downtime.
  • Continuously apply sound mechanical and electrical solutions to resolve obstacles to plant efficiencies and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that appropriate inventory levels for standard replacement parts are maintained.
  • Perform follow-up analysis to identify and resolve recurring downtime / inefficient operational issues.

Qualifications and skills

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or similar engineering discipline from an accredited institution is required.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in leadership roles of maintenance crews. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal Skills.
  • Strong leadership and employee engagement skills.
  • Ability to apply engineering principles in practical application.
  • Strong business knowledge and ability to interface with manufacturing organization.
  • SAP knowledge is considered a plus. 

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 .                                                                                                         


Nearest Major Market: Wausau

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