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  • Showcase your leadership skills 
  • Join our close-knit team 
  • Excellent career development
The Opportunity

This role is a fantastic leadership development opportunity for someone who is serious about advancing their career and keen to be part of a highly motivated award winning Stirling team.

As a Supervising Operator you will supervise, on a day-to-day basis, a shift team to ensure performance is running at optimum, operational targets and compliance requirements are achieved or surpassed and you will be able to allocate tasks and provide feedback to your shift team.

With responsibility for resolving the full range of day-to-day processing issues and problems you will be a practical yet professional problem solver with an ability to communicate across a range of disciplines to ensure that every solution leads to improvement. You will know the importance of quality and be able to support our drive to excellence. You won’t be shy about making a decision and will know how to get the best support to make sure it’s sound.
What will you bring and develop

Whilst knowledge around plant and process manufacturing is a pivotal aspect of these roles you will also have the ability to lead and coach others and have a passion for continuous improvement. Other key skills include:
  • Mechanical aptitude, numerical and computer skills 
  • Strong Health and Safety focus
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to work well with other departments 
  • Involvement with operational excellence activities 
  • Sound planning and problem solving skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure 
  • Strong decision making capabilities
Our Story

We’re a global dairy nutrition company owned by 10,000 New Zealand farming families and supported by 22,000 dedicated people around the world. Bringing the goodness of dairy to the world is what drives all of us at Fonterra. Our innovative consumer, foodservice and ingredient solutions brands are known and loved in more than 100 countries. We’re committed to living our values every day and pride ourselves on our can-do attitude, collaborative spirit, richness of difference and shared passion for what we do.

If you are a natural leader with solid mechanical aptitude and good problem solving skills along with the ability to adhere to standards under pressure - this could be just the job! Apply today!
  • Classifications: Manufacturing
  • Company: Fonterra
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Region: Balclutha
  • Country: New Zealand