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Program Technologist

  • Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Operations
  • New Zealand
  • On-site

About the job

Te tūranga mahi

We are looking for a ‘Process Program Technologist’, this role encompasses the support, maintenance and improvement of various production programs, processes, and systems within our plant. As Program Technologist, you will lead the team of Production Cleaners, keep programs, such as validation, training and cleaning, up-to-date, suggest new solutions and assist with projects to enhance capability and efficiency. This is a permanent full-time position available working Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. You will be part of our Auckland operations team, reporting to the Program & Projects Manager.

About you

Mō Koe

Be part of a great team in manufacturing with high standards and protocols on Health and safety, contributing to our WISE health and safety program. Also, you will ensure compliance with Plant GMP standards and follow up on issues. Support continuous improvement and cleaning activities linked to the environmental management program.


Continually streamline existing processes to ensure efficiency. Contribute to achieving optimum performance and production OKRs. Develop new digital training SOPs and assessments to address changing operational requirements. Support growth and development opportunities to upskill staff.

Lead the cleaning team and support plant compliance with changing quality, safety, and environmental standards.


In continues improvement this role is key, to support efficient production processes by maintaining and improving procedures (SOPs) and using POKA (Learning management system). Provide recommendations regarding plant, procedure, and equipment improvements. Communicate effectively with operational staff to ensure they are aware of changing requirements. Stay up to date with industry best practices.


As team leader, communication is key to drive necessary improvements in the manufacturing environment. Promoting communication and standardization of work across shifts.



  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Food Science or similar.
  • 3 years + experience in manufacturing or equivalent. Dairy or food manufacturing industry experience is an advantage.
  • Exposure to different manufacturing systems.
  • Content creator in Learning Management Systems like POKA or similar system would be advantageous.
  • Hands on trainer experience plus Train the Trainer would be highly advantageous

About us

Mō Mātou

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 and we are proud of our Certification as a Great Place to Work company 2023.

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.

Danone is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply!

WE OFFER - Tatau

A supportive team where you can continuously upskill yourself.

Endless possibilities to develop and accelerate your career

A chance to make a difference to our society through Specialised Nutrition


Our Benefits ~ Nga Painga

  • Medical insurance paid for by the company for you and discounts for your whānau
  • Free life insurance
  • Flu vaccination, free annual medical checks, and free onsite car parking,
  • Discount in our products and at a range of retailers.
  • Gym and cafe discounts.
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Fresh fruit every day.
  • 4% Kiwisaver contribution and so much more!
  • Flexible working arrangements.

We believe everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energizes you.

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!


Apply - Tono mai

We will review applications as they are submitted, so if this sounds like you – get in quick!

Click APPLY NOW to submit an application. Please note that only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.

No Recruitment Agencies please.

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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