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Bag and Box Operator

Application closing date:

Friday 21st June 2024

Ready to take your next career steps and be part of a growing business that cares for the land and our whanau?

Miraka is New Zealand’s first Māori-owned milk processing company and the world’s first to be powered by renewable ‘green’ geothermal energy.
Established in 2010 and founded upon a Te Ao Māori world-view - kaitiakitanga is a core value, caring for the land, natural environment and people.
Miraka has a low-carbon manufacturing footprint of 92% less carbon emissions than other traditional coal-powered factories.

The Miraka dairy plant at Mokai, 30km northwest of Taupō, is one of only two in the world powered by geothermal energy and processes 300 million litres of milk annually. Miraka farmer suppliers are within a 100km radius of our factory.

Miraka is one of New Zealand’s largest Māori export businesses, exporting NZD $300 million of premium whole milk powder, UHT milk, frozen cream, frozen milk concentrate and customised milk powders to more than 17 countries around the world.

Who we are looking for:
We are seeking a Bag and Box Operator to assist the Bag and Box Supervisor, in ensuring the plant meets the required milk volumes in accordance with the production plan. Being a part of a high performing team, an eye for detail and a high level of accuracy is required to complete product quality checks within a timely manner.

What you need to know:
• The position is based at our Mokai factory, 30km northwest of Taupō.
• Roster Pattern: Each fortnight will consist of 7 x 12 hour day shifts (0500-1700), and will be structured as one week of 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, and one week of 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off.
• You will report to the Bag and Box Supervisor.

Key responsibilities for this position are:
• Undertake product and packaging quality requirements in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure Manuals to ensure product quality is not compromised in any way.
• Contribute and participate with the implementation of process improvement initiatives where appropriate.
• Ensure product meets required specifications.
• Heavy Lifting of Cartons weighing over 21kg.
• Operate, and troubleshoot Filling, packing and palletizing equipment to meet production requirements.

Why this role is right for you!
This is a cool opportunity to apply your food processing experience at one of New Zealand’s largest Māori export businesses.
You will have the chance to:
• Demonstrate and apply your leadership and expertise on the job.
• Improve your professional skills and be provided with development opportunities.
• Help increase overall business productivity and outcomes.
• Work to best practice manufacturing standards.
• Contribute and participate with process improvement initiatives.

And in return, you will:
• Receive competitive remuneration.
• Have subsidised medical insurance.
• Have company life and trauma insurance.
• Receive fuel support.
• Have the chance to grow within a medium-sized organisation challenging the status quo and leading the way in the dairy industry.
• Feel valued as a member of our Miraka whānau.
• Work within a company that is respectful of our diversity and encourages inclusion.

What next?
• Head to our Careers page to find out more about working at Miraka.
• Or call Nicky or Katie (HR team) for a confidential discussion on 073760075.

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