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Maintenance Technician

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
The purpose of the night shift Maintenance Technician is to maintain production, quality, safety, operation and functionality of the manufacturing process equipment. The maintenance technician will maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs on a daily basis. They will maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations of sanitary maintenance. THE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN WILL BE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW LOCK OUT TAG OUT AND ARC FLASH PROCEDURES AT ALL TIMES.
  • Ensures the safe and functional operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.
  • Control downtime by performing preventive maintenance tasks on all equipment and some electrical components, informing line lead as well the production supervisor of any line adjustments, repairs and operational parameter changes.
  • Monitor line adjustments, repairs and operational parameter changes to ensure correct functionality.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using common tools, precision tools, testing equipment and human senses.
  • Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting the form and texture of parts for defect, using rules, calipers, micrometers and other measuring instruments.
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices or machines, using hoists, forklift, hand and power tools.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, power tools and electrical meters.
  • Repair malfunctioning equipment.
  • Fabricate repair parts or new accessories for machines by using machine shop tools and welding equipment.
  • Install new equipment.
  • Provide maintenance and machine operation information and or assistance to machine operators as needed.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical systems both low and high voltage AC/DC up to 480V.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for maintaining work area(s) in a safe, neat and orderly condition.
  • Continued training and skill development is strongly encouraged.

Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred, but not required.
  • Must pass a timed basic math skills test without the aid of a calculator.
  • Must be able to tolerate the above-listed physical and environmental demands of this position with or without accommodations.
  • Must pass pre-work physical.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form at a high level.
  • Mechanical ability.
  • Work experience in some of the following areas: pneumatics, metal fabrication, welding, boiler operation, building maintenance, electronics, and electrical.
  • Related work experience: 1-5 years of similar work as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in manufacturing
Beneficial Qualifications:
  • 2-year technical degree in related field. Other related certifications.
  • Strongly prefer a stable employment history with at least 2 years of continuous employment at one employer within the last 5 years.
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Food industry experience.
  • Experience working on some of the following industrial equipment: extruders, vertical form fill & seal machines, drying ovens, air compressors, cartoners, case packers, and boilers.
  • Forklift experience.



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