Maintenance Supervisor

Job Location US-NY-Niagara Falls
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition.  Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the works with over 15,000 different food, beverage, pharmaceutical and specialty chemical products throughout the world.  With a commitment towards sustainability and a reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment. 


About the role:

This key position provides leadership and day-to-day guidance to the maintenance technicians and contractors on-site, ensuring work is being executed safely and effectively.  The maintenance supervisor plays a key role in ensuring equipment functions to a high standard ensuring machine availability is maximized and all compliance standards are met.  This includes the management and timely implementation of permanent corrective actions against all causes of failure and ensuring equipment life is maximized while achieving optimum value for money.  Work under the responsibility of this position will also include a range of projects, process improvement, equipment repair, and maintenance including overhauls, installation of machines, tools, and equipment in manufacturing operations.





Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management and delivery of the weekly Maintenance works schedule and any urgent work that arises, where necessary resetting the daily priorities ensuring the plant operation is fully supported and output is not impacted due to engineering issues. This includes supervising all maintenance activities on site.
  • Develop a plan and timeline to eliminate emergency repair work and maximize planned and project work ensuring the preventative maintenance plan is delivered as scheduled.
  • Hold team accountable for proper documentation of work performed on a daily basis, reinforcing that work documentation is a key task of the maintenance team. Ensuring team is accurately issuing parts to their work orders to ensure high level of spares accuracy.  Building accurate equipment history for troubleshooting and repair work within the Central Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Manage an updated maintenance library, consisting of plant drawings, equipment manuals, software program backups, regulatory and compliance files for all primary production and support equipment.
  • Develop a recurring daily meeting schedule with the Engineering and Maintenance Manager or Plant Manager to review plant performance and set priorities.
  • Lead structured weekly maintenance meetings with the plant management team, to review customer priorities and planned maintenance activities. Through engaging communication methods provide maintenance performance updates against pre-set KPI’s.
  • Electrical 480 and below





What are the job requirements?

  • Technical school training or 3-4 years of industrial maintenance required.
  • Electrical and mechanical knowledge in an industrial environment
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Troubleshooting, repairs and machinery maintenance experience required.
  • Capital Projects experience (new equipment installation, lay-out changes, preventive maintenance program development for new equipment, etc.) preferred.
  • *** Must have - CMMS (Computerized Maint. Mechanic Systems) management experience and People Management experience preferred. SAP ECC6 Preferred.

Demonstrates initiative and ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.  Exceptional organization skills.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Strong computer skills.




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