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Powder Plant Operators

Application closing date:

Friday 21st June 2024

Ready for a change and looking for a company that will invest in your future?

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 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 is based 30km northwest of Taupō (Mokai), 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, skim milk powder, Ultra Heat Treatment (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 looking for individuals with experience working in the dairy manufacturing workforce who possess a positive attitude, are eager to learn new skills, have a mechanical mindset, and demonstrate quick, innovative thinking to operate in our automated manufacturing process.

Applicants must be a NZ resident or citizen, and have either a Restricted or Full Drivers Licence.

What you need to know:
* The position is based at our Mokai factory, 30km northwest of Taupo.
* Shift pattern (2 days on, 2 nights on, and 4 days off).
* Hours of work are 6.00am - 6.00pm.
* You will be required to operate a forklift and Miraka will support with certified forklift training.

Key responsibilities for this position are:
* Running and problem-solving key areas of powder manufacturing.
* Following standard operating procedures.
* Maintaining accurate manufacturing records.
* Managing product sampling, ensuring product meets customer demands.
* Ensuring efficient cleaning schedules are conducted.
* Implementing and maintaining the quality/HACCP plan to ensure the correct procedures are followed and
required targets are achieved.
* Supporting the Engineering Team and plant preventative maintenance process.
* Actively contributing to process and production improvements.
* Escalating any product quality and or health and safety issues to the Manager.

Why this role is right for you!
This is a cool opportunity to apply your problem solving and mechanical mindset to one of New Zealand’s largest Māori export businesses.

You will have the chance to:
* Demonstrate and apply your expertise on the job.
* Work to best practice manufacturing standards.
* Run automated Powder Manufacturing process.
* Contribute and participate with process improvement initiatives.
* Improve your professional skills and knowledge through on-the-job training and development opportunities.

And in return you will:
* Receive competitive remuneration.
* Subsidised Medical insurance.
* Company Life and Trauma Insurance.
* Receive Fuel support.
* Have the opportunity to receive on the job recognised qualifications through Primary ITO.
* 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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