Full-Time Position in Dunsandel, Canterbury
Full-Time Position
in Dunsandel, Canterbury
Published 15 days ago
Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer

Engineering - Other Role until 21 Apr 2024

  • Dynamic role with an electrical focus 
  • Dunsandel site
  • Training & development

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer’s join our team in Dunsandel. We are looking for someone with sound mechanical knowledge along with high attention to detail. This will be your chance to bring your previous experience and knowledge to be part of our high performing team.

The ultimate responsibility of this role is for the mechanical reliability of the sites processing equipment on a shift-by-shift basis. Other key responsibilities include writing procedures and monitoring key performance indicators of our highly automated processes such as plant reliability and maintenance spend. 

Our shifts allow for plenty of flexibility and work life balance with 4 days off between shifts. Based on a rotational roster, you will be on the shift pattern below: 4 shifts on and 4 days off (12.5 hour shifts)

The main responsibilities of this role include..

  • Ultimate responsibility for the mechanical reliability of the site’s processing equipment on a shift-by-shift basis
  • Providing core mechanical maintenance services to our manufacturing site
  • Monitoring key performance indicators of our highly automated processes such as plant reliability and maintenance spendac
  • Writing and maintaining procedures

The key to your success will be your proactive response to plant maintenance and your ability to prioritise.    


  • A Mechanical NZCE, NZQA Level 4, or Trade Certificate is essential as is an Electrical, Instrumentation Trade qualification. 
  • A qualification in Project Management, Dairy Degree/Diploma would be a distinct advantage 

Skills & Experience

  • Installation and maintenance of industrial equipment and components 
  • Experience in root cause analysis programmes 
  • Familiarity with predictive maintenance tools, systems and processes 
  • Knowledge and experience in dairy plant maintenance 
  • A background in a food manufacturing environment and experience with Food Safety and HACCP systems 
  • Base electrical and automation knowledge

What's next? Apply now!

Please click the Apply now link and ensure you include an up-to-date CV and cover letter summarising your abilities as requested above. We wish you the best of luck in your application. 

About Us – The Synlait Way

Synlait is a dynamic, purpose-led milk nutrition company that is Doing Milk Differently for a Healthier World! We pride our organisation as being different and allowing our spirit to drive our success, shifting perceptions and driving value through new thinking and a new attitude.

You’ll be joining down-to-earth, authentic people working together to create the very best in milk nutrition as we combine expert farming with innovative thinking and state-of-the-art processing to produce a range of nutritional milk products for our global customers.

We will challenge you by providing the opportunities you’ve been seeking to expand your career; we believe that everyone brings unique experiences and perspectives to the table so are committed to creating an inclusive workplace and embrace diversity to drive innovation and business success.

Together we will continue to create a workplace where everyone can thrive and contribute their best.

What we offer: 

Click here to view all our benefits Synlait Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance cover 
  • Work for an award-winning company
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Social events and Social Club

Applicants outside of New Zealand will only be considered if you have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.