Maintenance Planner

Job title : Maintenance Planner
Location : Waikato
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Holly Southworth
Job reference : HS70318
  • Fantastic company culture & training

  • Great Salary package & progression

This leading manufacturer is a successful Maori business. Located on the edge of Taupo township and built on strong values of Excellence, Kaitiakitanga, Tikanga, Integrity and Innovation, which guides their business decisions. Our client is not just at the heart of New Zealand's dairy industry, but at the core of NZ culture. They have a global reach on the shelves in 23 countries with their products being sourced from local dairy farms. They pride themselves on being the only dairy factory to use sustainable and renewable geothermal energy to power their state-of-the-art manufacturing processes which includes a Powder plant with a spray dryer and a UHT plant.

On their behalf we are on the hunt for a Maintenance Planner to join their in-house maintenance team. Your focus will be on preventative maintenance across mostly automated production as well as assisting on all breakdown scheduling requirements. You will help identify and implement system and process improvements. Plant reliability and inventory management are key results areas as well as ensuring compliance with all company policies and procedures

To be successful in this role you will have strong planning, organisational and diagnostics skills, have excellent time management skills and have a proven work history within either the Dairy or Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industries.

To be suitable for this role:

  • Trade qualified Engineer Fitter with some maintenance scheduling experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience Food Manufacturing Industry (Ideally include dairy exposure)

  • Experience with fast moving, highly automated production

  • Experience with a variety of processing equipment, such as canning / bottling high speed equipment

  • Have MEX experience would be a bonus, however the ability and willingness to learn is essential

  • Positive attitude and excellent work ethic

What's in it for you?

This position is lucky to be based in the heart of New Zealand – Taupo. If you live here or have visited, you’ll already know how good we have it. With great schools, affordable housing, and the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand, Taupo has all the amenities you need without the stress of big city living. If you love the outdoors some of the best biking, hiking, and water sports spots are right on the doorstep.

Our client are also previous winners of the Outstanding Maori Business Leadership Award from the University of Auckland Business School and Maori Agribusiness Award at the MPI Good Employer Awards. They offer great opportunities to progress your career and even have their own haka and waiata.

If this sounds like the lead into 2021 you are looking for apply online, send your CV to quoting reference HS70318 or call Holly on 09 601 8979