Continuous Improvement Engineering

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1430515

 Job Description

Continuous Improvement Engineer required for our Kerry Foods site in Enniskillen.

Purpose of the role: To achieve success it is critical that the Continuous Improvement Technicians are successful in implementing improvements to equipment and processes through the Kerry Lean Program, Kerry Asset Management System and Kerry Production System.

  • Continuous Improvement: Ensure that equipment productivity is maximised through the continuous monitoring and trending of improvements and equipment availability. Implement initiatives across production stream  equipment and process in order to maximise reliability.

  • Asset Management: Design out the need for maintenance. Design and execute condition based maintenance schedules, Autonomous Maintenance and Fixed Time Maintenance Routines.

  • Planning & Scheduling: To assist and co-ordinate planning requirements within the production stream. To execute weekend work schedules as required. In the event of serious breakdowns outside day shift hours to use the current  escalation procedure to notify necessary people. To support other production streams when requested.

  • Manufacturing Support: Support the manufacturing process and to act as stand in Engineering Leader where required. To work with the Process Team on new products and processes ensuring they are planned, implemented and reviewed so as to be seamlessly integrated into current processes.

  • Technical Training: Partake and when relevant deliver technical training to the production stream team members with the emphasis being one-point lessons on the key pieces of equipment.

  • Information Management: Input information to the production stream technical database including all shared learning’s from improvements, routines, problem solving, preventative maintenance and autonomous maintenance activities.

  • Log and record and trend the usage of all spare parts


  • Relevant third level engineering qualification or a time served apprenticeship in a high volume, highly automated manufacturing environment

  • Specialisation in either mechanical, electrical or automation & control.

  • An understanding of all the equipment within the production stream.

  • Computer literate

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Willingness to develop and motivate other team members by sharing professional knowledge and experience.

  • Dynamic & Target Driven

  • Flexible and open to change

  • Innovative problem solver  

  • Proven experience in a high volume, highly automated manufacturing environment

  • An understanding of the principles and tools of lean manufacturing.