Maintenance Team Lead

Miraka is a fast-moving and innovative dairy company making a mark on the world. Our creativity in generating new solutions and opportunities is built on strong values to nurture our natural resources and people for a prosperous future. Leading by example we strive to perform beyond our best every day. Our manufacturing process is powered by sustainable and renewable geothermal energy, this is what sets us apart, delivering premium milk powder and UHT products to a worldwide market from the heart of New Zealand.  Our manufacturing site is located at Mokai, 25 minutes northwest of Taupo. 

We are seeking a Maintenance Team Lead to join our Engineering Team. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this newly created role is responsible for leading the Maintenance Technicians and assisting with the functionality of the Engineering department. This is achieved by supervising activities performed by the Maintenance Technicians and requires strategy to coordinate, execute and record maintenance tasks.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Are a trade qualified Engineer or Electrician with previous leadership experience.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Food Manufacturing Industry (ideally dairy).
  • Have proven experience in maintenance in a fast moving, highly automated production environment and can achieve excellence in industry regulations and manufacturing compliance.
  • Have previous experience with computerised maintenance systems (ideally MEX).
  • Have sound mechanical aptitude.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with staff.
  • Possess leadership attributes (such as coaching, mentoring, guiding).
  • Have an excellent attitude and work ethic.
  • Have clear and accurate communication.
  • Have good time keeping, organisation skills and are self-motivated.
  • Can maintain and improve efficiencies and compliance.
  • Are willing to positively contribute to fostering our Miraka culture by displaying behaviours that are consistent with the Miraka values.

We’re lucky to be based in the heart of New Zealand – Taupo. If you live here, 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 your doorstep.

Are you up for the challenge?

For a full job description, CLICK HERE

If this sounds like you, please contact Robyn Goulevitch at Farrow Jamieson Recruitment for a confidential chat or to apply.

Phone: 09 915 9142 or 021 841 857 or Email:

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