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Utilities Manager

Closing date
23 May 2022

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About the role

We are looking for a Utilities Manager to join our team in the Coleraine Area. The successful candidate will manage, control and optimise the site Environmental, Utilities and Services processes, equipment, control systems and settings; while striving to improve quality, efficiency, safety and ensure the site is fully compliant at all times.

The Utilities Manager must manage the energy usage and carbon emissions on the site through the development of targets and objectives, implementing operational changes and improvement projects, measurement and monitoring of performance, identifying corrective actions and delivering continual improvement. This role requires close co-operation & communication with operations teams to avoid licence breaches and charges whilst building awareness within site operations teams on the business impact both positively & negatively their actions can have across EUS outputs and costs.

It will involve developing an in-depth understanding into the significant drivers of energy on site, including utility assets (boilers, steam systems, compressed air plant, refrigeration equipment, effluent systems etc.) as well as operations impacts (production scheduling, cleaning cycles, shift operations etc).
    Key responsibilities

    • Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety. Ensures all utility related activities associated with any change or improvement does not breach the appropriate health and safety standards.
    • Apply technical skills and ingenuity to the correction of equipment problems causing excessive production downtime and maintenance work as necessary.
    • Responsible for ensuring all infrastructure and/or equipment selected is fit for purpose and fulfils all company, regional, national and local legislative regulatory requirements.
    • Develops and maintains site utility KPI stats. Prepares, publishes & distributes weekly and monthly reports to both site / group stakeholders on performance and recommends and implements effluent, energy and utility reduction & improvement initiatives.
    • Responsible for building effective teams, leading and developing talent and promoting empowered high performing employees.
    • Develops and/or maintains utility Process and systems documentation including but not limited to Flow Diagrams, Process and Instrumentation drawings (P&ID), equipment technical specifications, written scheme of examinations, SOP's, operational and maintenance manuals.
    • Manage Change to all utilities under their remit ensuring a 'change control process' is in place to effectively sustain and embed any changes.
    • Works closely and develops professional relationships with with internal teams and external service providers and regulatory bodies.
    • Leads and participates in utility process and equipment risk assessments in order to optimise engineering design, hygienic design, personnel safety, environmental and quality compliance.
    • Responsible for the management & implementation of small scale capital improvement projects and/or trials to agreed timeframes, budget and scope.
    • Maintain and deploy a broad knowledge of industry trends and regulatory compliance within utilities and where possible implement new process technology innovation to enhance Kerry manufacturing capability.
    • Manage the Utilities department maintenance budget to detail spending by category, and maximize expenditure effectiveness for minimum unplanned production downtime and maximum workplace efficiency.
    Qualifications and skills

    • Degree in Environmental, Manufacturing, Engineering or relevant Science discipline
    • 5+ years' practical EUS experience in the food, chemical or pharmaceutical industry preferred
    • 3+ years supervisory/leadership experience in Engineering/Utilities environment with the ability to apply Engineering principles in practical application
    • Strong and up to date knowledge of local, national & regional codes of practice, regulations and food safety standards related to EUS.
    • Ability to work independently with a minimum of guidance from management
    • Excellent communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Proven track record building solid working relationships
    • Strong computer skills in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Project Management, budget management & costing model experience
    • Knowledge of CAD, CI, Lean / Six Sigma
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