Maintenance Manager

Job Locations US-IN-Evansville
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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

This position is an integral part of the management team at the Kerry plant in Evansville, IN.  The role will be responsible for ensuring that the machinery and ancillary equipment are operating at optimum levels as well as leading capital improvement projects. 


  • Lead and direct the maintenance staff, including coaching, training, and supervision.
  • Attend daily staff meetings to review priorities and coordinate efforts with other departments.
  • Trouble-shoot to determine the root cause of problems and implement the best and most cost-effective solutions in the areas of building, equipment, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation.
  • Establish/enhance a preventive maintenance program for equipment, machinery, building and systems to minimize unexpected breakdowns and repairs.
  • Oversee the ordering of tools, parts and supplies as required by the department and maintain inventory to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Monitor and control departmental costs against established budget.
  • Participate in annual budget process and establish expense & labor targets yearly. 
  • Coordinate and schedule the work of outside contractors and ensure compliance with Kerry’s risk management requirements.


  • Degree in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or other equivalent background.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of industrial maintenance experience, preferably in the food or beverage industry.
  • 3-5 years of supervisory capacity managing a maintenance team. Preventative maintenance program implementation & management experience.
  • Must have excellent organizational, technical, problem solving, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft windows (Office, Excel, power point) and computer based maintenance management programs. Must be able to deal with multiple levels within the organization and changing priorities.
  • Familiar with SOP’s and GMP’s requirements for Food Safety.


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