Engineering Manager

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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About Kerry
Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.
About The Role
We are currently in search of a talented and seasoned Engineering Manager to become a part of our team in Murraire, Australia. As the Engineering Manager, you will offer leadership and guidance to the engineering department. Your responsibilities will encompass making decisions regarding the engineering budget spend, overseeing site capital planning, identifying capital projects, optimizing processes, managing energy, and ensuring the delivery of maintenance on site. This role may also entail occasional travel to participate in group initiatives and offer assistance to other Kerry sites as required.
Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for ensuring that Kerry QSHE policies and standards are implemented and adhered to on site by the engineering department and any external services/contractors utilized by engineering.
  • Responsible for development, implementation, maintenance, and adherence to local, national, regional engineering statuary and/or compliance requirements including the adherence to Kerry procedures, regional and/or global standards. Ensures that equipment and processes are operated to and maintained within their safe design operating limits in a way that avoids danger to personnel, the public or Kerry property.
  • Responsible for site engineering activities including capital planning, capital project identification, process optimization, energy management, delivery of the maintenance asset care program and all maintenance works on site.
  • Accountable for ensuring that an effective & comprehensive preventative maintenance program is in place & executed on time & on budget, which covers asset reliability, quality, food safety, health & safety, environmental, and legal compliance. This is in the form of a written scheme, which is managed through Kerry’s CMMS.
  • Support the engineering team and apply technical skills and ingenuity to the permanent correction of issues, modifications and NPI requirements into the process or equipment as necessary in a timely manner to ensure the business can deliver product to its customers on time at the highest quality.
  • Responsible for developing the site Engineering budget for approval and managing site engineering budget costs to meet the approved engineering budget targets.
  • Identifies and assesses the Criticality of plant, equipment and systems on a regular basis and adjusts the site engineering strategy to ensure an efficient and effective Plant and department operation.
  • Manages and implements the spare parts holding policy for the site ensuring the optimum stock holding.
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling predefined KPI targets.
  • Responsible for ensuring that site specific engineering standards and SOPs are updated and developed as appropriate.
  • Leads or assists in troubleshooting and optimization of plant operations.
  • Maintain and deploy a broad knowledge of industry trends/innovations and where possible implement innovative technology to enhance Kerry manufacturing capability.
  • Recruiting and selecting diverse and high-quality talent to meet business needs. Ensuring a positive onboarding experience, conducting, and managing regular performance conversations, reviews, and development conversations.
  • Building effective teams with a strong identify who are engaged and empowered to apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Developing our internal talent and aligning career development goals in line with succession planning and organizational goals design, implement, and deliver a technical training program.
  • To manage training records and plans associated with this technical training.
  • Align job responsibilities and individual and team performance expectations so that they are clear and fully understood.
  • Completes accurate assessments of individual and team strengths and development needs.
  • Drive Team and Organization Vision and Purpose, painting a compelling picture of that vision and strategy through a purposeful team engagement agenda that motivates others to take action.
Qualifications And Skills
  • Qualifications and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Process Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a large-scale process industry (experience in the food industry is desirable).
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong leadership abilities with a focus on employee engagement.
    • Ability to apply engineering principles in practical applications.
    • Experience in team leadership and development.
    • Strong business acumen with the ability to collaborate with manufacturing organizations.

  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in recent food-related automation/process control technology advances and equipment design & applications.
    • Knowledge and experience in asset care techniques and technology applications.
    • Familiarity with energy management techniques and principles.
    • Proficiency in process engineering techniques.
    • Experience in project management techniques and principles.
    • Knowledge of procurement and budget management.
    • Understanding of regulatory compliance, particularly in food safety.
    • Experience with industrial services/utilities including water treatment, waste water treatment, refrigeration, compressed air, and boilers & steam systems.

  • Interpersonal/Behavioral Qualifications:
    • Strong team building and leadership skills.
    • Proficiency in negotiations and change management.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication abilities.
    • Proven ability to coach and develop others.

  • Measures of Successful Performance:
    • Achieving plant uptime targets as revised annually and agreed upon locally with the plant manager.
    • Adhering to budget targets as agreed upon locally with the plant manager.
    • Meeting CMMS KPIs such as Preventative Maintenance Compliance (%) and Unplanned Response (%), among others.
    • Maintaining zero engineering health & safety accidents.
    • Achieving 100% permit compliance and regulatory compliance.
    • Ensuring 100% quality compliance as measured locally by the Quality team.
    • Retaining key talent in the business and having a robust/up-to-date succession plan

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Australia

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Every day, millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing Kerry’s taste and nutrition solutions. We are committed to making the world of food and beverage better for everyone, and dedicated to our Purpose, Inspiring Food, Nourishing Life. At Kerry, we are proud to provide our customers – some of the world’s best-known food, beverage and pharma brands – with the expertise, insights and know-how they need to deliver products that people enjoy and feel better about consuming. Kerry is a company rich in heritage and resources. Over the past five decades, our focus on changing lifestyles, the globalisation of food tastes and ever-evolving consumer needs has brought us to a market-leading global position. Today, we are firmly established as a world leader in the food, beverage and pharma industries, with 22,000+ staff and 150+ innovation and manufacturing centres across 30+ countries. Learn more about Kerry:
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