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Technical Officer - Yields

Application closing date:

19 December 2021

Tena koe,

Miraka is an indigenous Māori dairy company based in the heart of New Zealand. We seek the sweetest pasture, the happiest cows, the best farming practices, and the right team to make some of the world’s highest quality milk.

We care for our natural environment and work to build strong resilient communities. Our vision of 'nurturing our world', reflects a global outlook and is founded on a strong set of values that will ensure sustained prosperity for present and future generations. Leading by example we strive to be world class in every aspect of our business processes. Our values of Excellence, Kaitiakitanga, Tikanga, Integrity and Innovation guide our business decisions and underpin the interconnected relationships we have with each other and with the natural world.

Our sustainable and renewable geothermal energy manufacturing processes is a unique point of difference for us.
Miraka is one of just two dairy factories in the world powered by geothermal energy, using nature’s heat to dry and process our milk products. From the heart of New Zealand, we export our products around the world, producing Powder, UHT and Frozen Milk Concentrate with a low carbon footprint.

Our people are the heart of who we are, and we believe there is something special about working at Miraka. We are constantly striving for ways to improve our plant and processes, therefore, to help us continue our journey and remain at the forefront of dairy processing, we’re looking for a Technical Officer – Yields. You’ll be an integral part of the Technical team and this role is based at our factory located at Mokai (25 minutes north-west of Taupo).

This position reports to the Technical Manager and is responsible for monitoring the tracking of ingredients and materials used throughout the manufacturing process, and the subsequent collection and analysis of the site’s yield and performance. Once collated, you’ll assemble this data into reports to share with the leadership team for decision making on improvements within our site.

Ideally you will have the following attributes and experience:
• A relevant technical or engineering tertiary qualification.
• Ideally some experience in an engineering or production role within a manufacturing facility.
• Proven data collection and collation experience using relevant software.
• Be highly proficient in advanced MS Excel tools.
• Present information in a clear and accurate manner.
• Confident in communicating with all levels.
• Able to work as an active member of the team, contributing wherever needed.
• Excellent communication, time management and organisational skills.
• Deliver results within tight deadlines.

We’re lucky to be based in the heart of New Zealand - Taupo (located in Mokai, 30 minutes northwest of 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.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit and a Full Drivers Licence.

If the above sounds like you and you want to be part of a team that strives for excellence and encourages you to bring your whole unique self to work each day, we would love to hear from you. For a full job description or to apply, go to:

Applications close: Sunday 19th December 2021

Nau mai, haere mai



108 Tuwharetoa Street


Aotearoa  |  New Zealand