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Maintenance Manager

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.

Where you'll work:

At our Vesper, WI, plant we feel good about creating our various dry beverage products. These products for our Kerry customers and brands not only make our food taste better, but are manufactured by a company committed to producing real and wholesome ingredients. Our people care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you

What you'll do:

The Maintenance Manager is fundamental to our team. You’ll be overseeing the maintenance function, with at least 10 direct reports as well as responsible for 3 shifts. This is key to our success, and so are you.

Are coaching and developing employees something you’re passionate about? Do you have experience in developing a Total Production Maintenance (TPM) system and preventative plan? Great! You’ll collaborate with other teams, coordinating maintenance activities with procurement, production, engineering and quality control departments to achieve minimal downtime/failures. We strongly believe in “Safety First, Quality Always” for our employees, products, and customers. If you feel passionate about ensuring all employees uphold our quality and food safety procedures and policies, this may be the next great opportunity for you!

This role also requires attention to detail while completing daily tasks evaluating current and future state of maintenance, tracking and reporting on efficiency of operations, ensuring machines have effective preventative maintenance, installing and supporting SAP and making sure a 99.5% uptime goal is achieved. Managing large capital projects, as well as continuous improvement, is also a daily responsibility.

What you'll need to be successful and safe:

•Bachelors Degree required or 10-12+ years of equivalent working experience.
•5+ total years maintenance field in a manufacturing environment, including 3+ years in a Maintenance Manager role.
•Proven experience in full lifecycle project management execution and TPM and/or Lean initiatives
•Experience implementing predictive/preventive maintenance programs
•Strong leadership skills and ability to grow and develop talent, as well as retain top talent. Must be able to influence.
•SAP experience preferred

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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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