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In this operational role, you will be responsible for executing maintenance plan on a daily basis
at our Balclutha spray-drying plant. Supervising a team of 5, you will see yourself working across
the shop floor, proactively managing maintenance resources to drive the preventative
maintenance programme for the plant.

This is a permanent full-time position, working Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm. You will also have on-call
responsibility shared with the Maintenance Manager.

You will:

  • Manage preventative maintenance to ensure reliability for plant operations and
    availability of site assets
  • Supervise Maintenance Technicians and onsite Contractors, provide ongoing support to
    minimise unplanned downtime and implement continuous improvements
  • Support Reliability programme with key stakeholders to achieve continuous
    improvement, improve uptime and plant performance through Root Cause Analysis
  • Prepare reports, analyse data, and make recommendations for improving plant
    operations and solving maintenance-related problems


To be successful in this role, ideally you will have:

  • Robust maintenance/trade experience with either electrical or mechanical background
  • Knowledge and exposure within the dairy industry (must-have)
  • Team leading experience – able to build trust and influence team members
  • Superb time management ability and communication skills
  • Ability to perform in a pressured environment, effectively managing resources and time


Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it’s all up to
you. Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging.
But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world,
such as YoPro, Activia, Aptamil and Karicare, and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be

Always looking to bring the outside in to continuously improve our ways of working as well as
our Danoner’s day to day experience, we have been awarded Winner of the 2020 Employer of
Choice awards through the NZ HRD Awards.

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our
movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU. We believe everyone has
talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both
excellence as well as energises you.

Located in the beautiful vista of Greenfield, just 20 minutes from Balclutha in the South Otago
region, Danone Nutricia NZ spray drying plant employs state of art European technology to
manufacture and package high quality nutritional powders. Our farm-fresh quality NZ milk is
collected, delivered and processed daily ensuring only the best for our consumers. Our operation
prides itself on delivering the finest food and ingredients to help stand by the consumers of our

Danone is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply
regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or disability status. If you require any
assistance during the recruitment process because of a disability, please enclose details within
your application.


  • An opportunity in one of the most successful health food companies in the world, with
    high level of people and plant investment in booming infant formula industry
  • The ability to make a difference to our society through Specialised Nutrition
  • Endless possibilities to develop and accelerate your career
  • Free health & life insurance, annual bonus scheme, annual health check & flu
    vaccination, fresh fruit every day, Flexible Working, 4% Kiwisaver contribution and so
    much more!

We believe everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is
something which brings both excellence as well as energises you.

Proving yourself in this role could lead to future opportunities within Danone both locally and
abroad. We support our employees to take ownership of developing their career within Danone
and encourage moves across (as well as within) our varying functions and businesses. We are
passionate about developing and growing our team of leaders, and that could soon include you!


Opportunities like these don’t come around often so if this sounds like you – get in quick!

If this sounds like the opportunity you’re looking for, send CV/Cover Letter to Emily Ta (Talent
Manager) via – we will review applications as soon as they are submitted.
Please note that only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this

  • Classifications: Manufacturing
  • Company: Danone Nutricia NZ Ltd
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Clydevale
  • Region: Otago
  • Country: New Zealand