Product Development Engineer - Powder
Westland Milk Products
Hokitika, New Zealand
2d ago

From the wildest places come the purest ingredients. Westland Milk Products, born on the beautifully raw West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, where we have an excellent international reputation that embodies the West Coast spirit in all that it does.

It's taken some good old-fashioned hard work to get where we are, and our committed team is a huge part of our ongoing success.

We process over 700 million litres of milk a year and produce a wide range of consumer and foodservice products, and dairy ingredients.

About the role :

Due to continued growth, we require a Product Development Engineer in Powder reporting to our NPD Manager based at our Hokitika site.

The primary responsibility if this role is to drive the development, monitoring, and optimisation of the new and existing Powder products in conjunction with our NPD, Operations and Quality teams.

What we are looking for :

  • Strong understanding of Dairy Processing Engineering principals and application in a Powder Dairy manufacturing environment
  • Ability to build strong effective technical relationships with key staff across the business
  • Previous Project Management experience
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to influence, train and coach
  • Ability to provide technical advice and guidance to our customer and across the wider business
  • Proven experience in continuous improvements to powder product manufacturing processes
  • Ability to manage validation processes and development reports for verification
  • Ability to write and produce reports and documentation and data analysis
  • The preferred candidate will have some knowledge of Dairy and Powder, Dairy processing engineering, food packaging and Dairy product international regulations, with a Bachelors in Food Technology or Process Engineering.

    We are a dedicated, innovative and fast-paced environment, so your adaptability and analytical thinking and will be key.

    This is a new and rare opportunity with Westland Milk Products where getting the right person for the role is important to us.

    This is your time to be a part of something very special where you can make a real difference to our world-class products.

    Give Zoe Dalton a call for a confidential discussion on 021 1678528. APPLY NOW!!!

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