Process Technologist
Putaruru, NZ
12h ago

Process Technologist

Contract Type : Full-time Permanent City : Putaruru Country / Region : NZ Date Posted : 18-Nov-2020 Req ID : 2926

About us

We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.

About the opportunity

At Fonterra, we know that good, safe, quality food and nutrition is essential for life. Kounga kai, kounga koiora. As Process Technologist working at our large Lichfield site in the beautiful Waikato you will be putting your technical expertise to best use, whilst providing world class technical support to ensure preventions rather than cures to problems in the process space at Fonterra.

Being hands on you will be supporting the operations team and manufacturing site with exceptional technical expertise ensuring products and processes are running smoothly and efficient.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Provide technical support to manufacturing sites and internal and external customer requirements.
  • Ensure products and processes are within manufacturing capability, process, business and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide problem solving and technical support for process exceptions to help return plant to stable operation and capability.
  • Drive development of new and / or improved processes in dairy manufacturing and commercialisation of technologies.
  • About you

    Your technical and analytical mindset alongside your ability to problem solve and be proactive will help you get up to speed in no time.

    A can-do attitude and willingness to go the extra mile when dealing with a variety of stakeholders is essential to success in this varied role.

    In return you will get significant exposure across several manufacturing sites across the Central North Island and can learn from subject matter experts and enjoy working in a supportive and inclusive team environment.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to put your technical expertise to best use, whilst providing coaching in the manufacturing and process space.

    You will thrive in complex environments and want to take your career to the next step. You will need to be a highly capable and collaborative problem solver with :

  • A strong background in process improvement, structured problem solving and preferably project management expertise.
  • The ability to build knowledge and confidence in others through coaching in your area of expertise.
  • An ability to contribute to broader productivity and quality goals with a flair for change management.
  • Ideally qualified in food technology / process or chemical engineering
  • With your skills, initiative and determination you will support us to move into a proactive rather than reactive state and demonstrate a forward-thinking mindset!

    Our Story

    Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do.

    We want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive. Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.

    Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.

    Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.

    Sound good to you? Come join our whānau. You, me, Us Together Tᾱtou tᾱtou.

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