Kerry Engineering Maintenance Manager in Rothschild, Wisconsin

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

To provide leadership and direction to the plant maintenance department responsible for the site asset care, maintenance & process optimisation, project identification, capital planning and energy management on site. Schedule repair, maintenance, and installation to ensure continuous production operations.Manage engineering project related including Capital project.Responsible for eliminating all causes of failure and ensuring full useful equipment life in coordination with daily maintenance completed by operating personnel.Creates and manages the maintenance and stores budgets. Inspects machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards. Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.

  • Leading plant-specific vision and mission to assure continuous improvement and alignment with the corporate vision.

  • Drive employee engagement, training, and development to maximize manufacturing, quality, safety, and productivity goal attainment.

  • Ensure succession planning and provide training and development plan for his team.

  • Collaborate directly with human resources to insure employee issues or concerns are correctly addressed and resolved.

  • Ensure that all manufacturing / facility systems are properly resourced and that all resources are efficiently utilized.

  • Ensure all engineering related works align with corporate engineering standards including sanitary design, ergonomics, employee safety and food safety requirements.

  • Manage maintenance department costs within budgetary guidelines.

  • Initiate cost savings measures.

  • Responsible for working with Asset life cycle management and planned maintenance.

  • Provide leadership in implementing / maintaining preventive and predictive maintenance programs.

  • Perform follow-up analysis to identify and resolve recurring downtime / inefficient operational issues

  • 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.

  • Manage the buildings and grounds such that good manufacturing practices (GMP) are adhered to and a professional appearance is maintained.

  • Schedule mandatory inspections and coordinate certifications and appropriate authorities.

  • Ensure environmental compliance.

  • Effectively communicate results and action plans to appropriate employees and managers.

  • Ensure all plant maintenance operations are conducted in a safe and controlled environment.

  • Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded.


Education: Engineering Degree

  • 7+ total years maintenance engineering field in a manufacturing enviroment including 3+ years Supervisory / Management experience

  • Proven experience in project management execution

  • Good understanding of mechanical and electrical systems

  • Experience TPM and/or Lean initiatives

  • Experience predictive/preventive maintenance programs

  • Strong computer application skills, network and PC business application software.

  • Budget planning and managing

  • 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 enviroment

  • Food Industry experience preferred

  • Autocad, Microsoft Project knowledge preferred

  • Managing PSM Programs experience preferred

Requisition ID 2018-13185

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Recruiter JB1

Posting Type LI

Posting Type CB