Kerry Maintenance Supervisor in Clark, New Jersey

Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action

  • Empowering our people

  • Promoting diverse thinking

  • Investing in innovation

  • Acting on sustainability

  • Embracing our differences

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.

Description and Responsibilities

Our Clark, NJ, Kerry plant is growing! The Maintenance Supervisor is located in Clark, NJ. A list of day to day responsibilities and duties are listed below. This facility runs three shifts with the Maintenance Supervisor being a 1st shift position.

  • Provide first line leadership for the plant maintenance team responsible for asset care

  • The core focus for this role is to ensure machine availability is maximized and equipment is fit for purpose ensuring all compliance standards are maintained at all times, this includes the management & implementation of permanent corrective actions against all causes of failure and ensuring equipment life is maximized while achieving optimum value for money

  • Responsible for predictive and preventive maintenance, maintenance repair and installation of equipment and manufacturing operations to ensure continuous production operations

  • Responsible for managing and controlling all day to day maintenance activities on site delivered by either in house maintenance crew, engineers or contract support

  • Responsible for up to 14 direct reports and 9 different work centers

  • Local candidates required and/or willing to commute or relocate at own expense





Engineering degree or technical school training preferred

Equivalent experience in lieu of trainin within food, beverage or pharma


7+ years maintenance experience in manufacturing environment

3+ years of supervisory experience

Strong understanding or mechanical and electrical systems.

Excellent troubleshooting ability

Experience TPM and/or Lean initiatives

Experience predictive/preventive maintenance programs

Strong computer application skills,

network and PC business application software

Supervisory / Management experiences

Food Industry experience

Experience implementing TPM and/or Lean initiatives

Experience implementing predictive/preventive maintenance programs


Known to be an inspiring leader cascading the vision of the organization

Known to be a team and people developer

Change management leadership

Ability to work in a changing and Multi-task environment

Requisition ID 2018-15402

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Posting Type DNI

Posting Type CB