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Maintenance Engineer

Requisition ID: 49360 

Position Type: FT Permanent 

Recruiter: #LI-DD1 

Posting Type: LI 



About Kerry:

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world’s 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 Applied Health & Nutrition:

The Applied Health & Nutrition division presents a remarkable combination of technical capabilities, innovative applications and consumer insight understanding. Applied Health & Nutrition supports Kerry’s alignment with industry trends such as nutrition, clean label and food safety while the vast portfolio of advanced technologies serves the food, animal nutrition, biotech, fermentation and pharmaceutical markets. Customers come to us for our innovative ideas and integrated solutions, assured that Kerry is where it all comes together for our customers. A career here will offer 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 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


We are looking for a Maintenance & Reliability Engineer for our site in Zwijndrecht (NL). The Zwijndrecht site produces emulsifiers which are sold worldwide and also acts as a distribution center for food ingredients produced by other Kerry sites within western Europe. Kerry strives for continuous innovation, technological creativity and business excellence in every area within the organization. The role of the Maintenance & Reliability Engineer is to optimize the maintenance of production and process equipment, making maintenance more predictable and manageable and reducing production down time resulting from equipment failure.

Key responsibilities

As a Maintenance & Reliability Engineer you will have responsibility for: - Auditing the existing Planned & Preventative Maintenance programme, refining and implementing improvements in the inspection of equipment and the PPM practices.

  • Working with the production teams to perform analyses of assets including, asset utilization, equipment effectiveness, remaining useful life and other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets.
  • Utilize and leverage Maintenance Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to optimize cost, identify gaps and identify opportunities to improve assets performance.
  • Analyses equipment breakdown history to identify repetitive failures and designs/co-ordinates solutions for such issues.
  • Lead and support analysis of future equipment and systems failures, using problem solving and continuous improvement tools (i.e. RCA, Fishbone, DMAIC and FMECA)
  • Maintaining master data and updating Maintenance Management System (SAP -PM)
  • Utilize KAMPS (Kerry Asset Maintenance System) Process and tools
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Maintenance and Reliability
  • Support the training, assessment and evaluation of site production and maintenance teams.
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of industry trends and new technology innovation in Maintenance and Reliability to enhance Kerry manufacturing and operational capabilities

Qualifications and skills


To be successful in this role we are looking for a positive can-do attitude as well as your qualifications and experience as Maintenance & Reliability Engineer. The ideal candidate will ideally have the following:

  • Degree in Engineering, a degree in Asset Integrity Managment or Maintenance & Asset Management is highly desirable.
  • Experience in a similar Maintenance / Reliability Enginering position - Manufacturing industry experience is essential, knowledge of food, chemical industry and food safety compliance is highly desirable.
  • Proven track record building solid working relationships.
  • Strong computer skills in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmntal regulation
  • Proficient in RCM, RCA and FMEA
  • Lean & 6 Sigma

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

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