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Maintenance Manager


Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Balclutha, OTA, NZ

Company: DANONE




In this role, you will head up our Maintenance function – leading site maintenance strategy and championing best practices for assets management/optimisation. Managing a team of 9 (4-5 direct reports), you will assume end-to-end maintenance responsibility for our Balclutha plant and efficient management including Inventory and Planning.


This is a permanent full-time position, working Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm with on-call responsibility. The successful candidate will ideally be starting in January 2021.


You will:


  • Be accountable for the Maintenance strategy and roadmap, in line with dynamic business goals
  • Build, implement and manage plant maintenance systems according to industry best practices
  • Lead the annual planned and predictive maintenance budget requirements for manufacturing assets
  • Understand, develop LOTO program and act as the LOTO lead/expert for Balclutha site
  • Strengthen the Maintenance team – providing strategic guidance and vision, building team capabilities




Ideally you will have:


  • Robust operational maintenance experience in dairy/food industry, instrumentation/electrical experience is highly desirable
  • Proven knowledge in TPM and project management
  • Strong team management experience, with understanding of roadmap building, functional strategy, budget control
  • Flexible, adaptive leadership approach – ability to work with people across levels




Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it’s all up to you. Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as YoPro, Activia, Aptamil and Karicare, and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself.


Always looking to bring the outside in to continuously improve our ways of working as well as our Danoner’s day to day experience, we have been awarded Winner of the 2020 Employer of Choice awards through the NZ HRD Awards.

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU. We believe everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energises you.


Located in the beautiful vista of Greenfield, just 20 minutes from Balclutha in the South Otago region, Danone Nutricia NZ spray drying plant employs state of art European technology to manufacture and package high quality nutritional powders. Our farm-fresh quality NZ milk is collected, delivered and processed daily ensuring only the best for our consumers. Our operation prides itself on delivering the finest food and ingredients to help stand by the consumers of our products.




  • An opportunity in one of the most successful health food companies in the world, with high level of people and plant investment in booming infant formula industry
  • The ability to make a difference to our society through Specialised Nutrition
  • Endless possibilities to develop and accelerate your career
  • Free health & life insurance, Annual Bonus Scheme, flu vaccination, fresh fruit every day, Flexi Friday, 4% Kiwisaver contribution and so much more!


Proving yourself in this role could lead to future opportunities within Danone both locally and abroad. We support our employees to take ownership of developing their career within Danone and encourage moves across (as well as within) our varying functions and businesses. We are passionate about developing and growing our team of leaders, and that could soon include you!




Opportunities like these don’t come around often and we will review applications as they are submitted, so if this sounds like you – get in quick!

Apply via the link below before the closing date of 6 December 2020. Please note that only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.


No Recruitment Agencies please.

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