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We have a fantastic vacancy for strong Maintenance Technician to join our state-of-the-art production facility in Balclutha within a versatile Maintenance team. In this role you will provide technical support to production and ensure that production runs smoothly. Reporting to the Maintenance Team Leader you will be assist with documentation, asset management monitoring and work alongside external contractors.

This is a  permanent full-time positions working Night Shift 6pm-6am (both 4 days on - 4 days off) with flexibility to cover Engineering staff absence when needed on shift which includes weekends.

You will

  • Take ownership of Maintenance and support production with technical support
  • Assist Maintenance Planner to execute the maintenance plan and keep track of progress daily maintenance activities and requirements
  • Train production staff in any engineering related activities
  • Be responsible for SOP documentation, spare parts criticality analysis and spares
  • Assist with project work to enhance plant capability and efficiency


Ideally you will have:

  • Solid experience in an Engineering/Maintenance role within the food/dairy manufacturing industry
  • Trade Certificate (Advanced trade preferred) and NZ Registered Electrician preferred
  • A high level of fault-finding ability and able to work with pneumatics, PLC, correct fitting procedures for rolling element bearings; CMMS knowledge (SAP) is desirable
  • Ability to make sketches/drawings of parts to be made for plant improvements and repairs
  • Ability to work with people across levels


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 yourself.

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.

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 products.

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
  • Competitive remuneration, annual bonus scheme, relocation assistance, free health & life insurance, annual health check & flu vaccination, fresh fruit every day, Flexi Friday,
    4% Kiwisaver contribution and so much more!

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!

Submit your CV/Cover Letter to Emily Ta (Talent Manager) via and we will review applications as they are submitted. Please note that only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.

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