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Danone Balclutha has a brand-new opening for a Services Operator! Through operating and maintaining site-wide utilities and services alongside our Services Engineers, you will be supporting our manufacturing and maintenance operations. You will be part of a team working to minimise our spray-drying plant’s environmental impact in line with our global Nature ambition.

This is a permanent full-time position, working 12-hour shifts with a 4 on – 4 off pattern.

You will:

  • Ensure utilities (electricity, chill water, steam, water, waste, wastewater) always operate to optimum safety, reliability, availability, cost, efficiency and product quality
  • Troubleshoot plant performance issues including breakdowns and failures in a timely manner, in conjunction with plant specialists and service providers
  • Manage chemicals inventory to ensure no stock-outs
  • Carry out hands-on preventative and reactive maintenance
  • Operate daily effluent irrigation and sludge to offsite farmland, in line with environmental requirements


With your hands-on experience, you are looking for an opportunity to build a career in Engineering/Maintenance within the dairy industry.

We are happy to provide training for the right candidate who has strong work ethics, is eager to learn and develop into a Services Engineer in the future!

To be successful, you will have:

  • Hands-on experience in either electrical, maintenance or engineering capacity (electrical qualification is a plus)
  • A thorough approach to your work and high level of responsiveness
  • Willingness to learn and commitment to build a career with Danone
  • Good communication skills, ability to be a team player


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. 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 products. Danone manufactures and markets a range of infant formula products and toddler nutritional supplements in New Zealand and Australia.


  • A new position where you can enjoy opportunities to be trained and mentored by our Services Engineers
  • 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

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 and we will review applications as they are submitted, so if this sounds like you – get in quick!

Apply by sending your CV/Cover Letter to Emily Ta (Recruitment & Learning Advisor) before 25 November 2020.

No Recruitment Agencies please.

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