Packing Operator

Fonterra 4.2out of 5 Taranaki Permanent Fonterra

Packing Operator – Join Our Team at Fonterra’s Iconic Bridge St. Cheese Factory in Eltham

Fonterra is a farmer-owned co-operative committed to sharing the goodness of dairy with the world. We care for the land, our animals, and every drop of milk, crafting nutritious food with safe, quality ingredients loved in New Zealand and around the globe.

When you join Fonterra, you’ll be part of a team dedicated to a sustainable future, driven by innovation and a passion for dairy. You’ll have the chance to develop your skills, share your knowledge, and explore diverse career paths.

About Fonterra Brands New Zealand (FBNZ)

As part of the Fonterra Co-operative, FBNZ is one of New Zealand’s leading consumer goods businesses, home to iconic brands like Anchor, Mainland, Kapiti, and Fresh’ n’ Fruity. We offer a collaborative and inclusive culture with exciting career opportunities across manufacturing, distribution, innovation, sales, and marketing.

About the Opportunity: Packing Operator at Bridge St., Eltham

Fonterra’s Bridge St. factory is where we craft some of New Zealand’s most beloved cheeses, including Kapiti and Mainland. Our cheese is special – made by hand using locally sourced milk and awarded internationally for its quality. We’re a proud part of the Taranaki community, with a rich history spanning over a century.

We have multiple fixed-term (8-12 months) and permanent Packing Operator positions available. If you’re eager to grow your career and be part of a highly engaged team, this is a fantastic opportunity.

Your Role as a Process and Packing Operator:

  • Health & Safety and Quality Focused: Prioritize safety and quality in all aspects of your work.
  • Problem Solver: Troubleshoot plant breakdowns and maintenance issues.
  • Tech Savvy: Operate touch-screen machinery with confidence.
  • Documentation: Accurately complete relevant documentation.
  • Day Shift: Enjoy a consistent schedule, Monday-Thursday, 6am-4pm.

Your Skills & Experience:

While a passion for food processing is key, we’re also looking for:

  • A strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with machine operation (food manufacturing experience preferred but not required)
  • Excellent attention to detail and teamwork ability
  • Self-motivation and good time management
  • Ability to work in a hygienic environment
  • Good communication skills and physical fitness (lifting up to 25kg required)

About You:

You’re a proactive problem solver with a can-do attitude. You thrive in a team environment and are committed to quality and safety. Even if you don’t meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply if you have transferable skills.

Benefits of Working at Fonterra:

At Fonterra, we value our people. We offer a collaborative culture, inspiring leaders, and competitive remuneration with a range of benefits. Join us and discover a rewarding career where you can make a difference.


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