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Addiction Foods New Zealand
  • Post Date: July 9, 2020
  • Applications 2
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Job Overview

About the Business and the Role:

Addiction Pet Foods takes pride in being New Zealand’s largest dry pet food company. We are the leader in hypoallergenic and grain-free foods, and we pride ourselves on our eco-friendly and sustainable approach to sourcing our alternative proteins. We have been rethinking pet food to be more what nature intended for 20 years!

By “going to the ends of the earth for pets”, we have achieved exceptional growth and have amassed a passionate following of pet owners around the world. In the same way, we aim to go further for your career by providing exciting opportunities for growth and development both in New Zealand and internationally.

For more information about us please visit our sites:

We need 2 workers for this position.

About the Role:

With good business growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic Extrusion Technician to ensure that extrusion machines are properly operated and well maintained.

Who are we looking for:

Someone who can think on their feet
Someone who can challenge the status quo
Think outside the square
Getting the job done promptly and accurately
Works well in a team but takes individual responsibility

Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

– Performs and directs trouble shooting and maintenance of equipment to ensure efficient operation of extruding system and drying system of extrusion plant
– Checks and supervises equipment for efficiency, malfunction and deviation from original operating conditions
– Coordinates with the Site Manager of the needed tools, supplies and spare parts needed for equipment repair
– Monitors daily production output and, if needed, discuss with Site Manger the solution to address inefficiencies due to operational and machine delays to improve finished goods recovery
– Operates line, maintains proper speeds, adjustment, etc. to ensure a quality product and production rates
– Performs continuous inspections of product visually
– Records product and process parameters
– Provides technical assistance for smooth production runs
– Observes proper extrusion operating parameters to conform to product specifications
– Keeps extrusion line and surrounding area clean and orderly and in compliance with 5-S and any lean initiatives
– Supervises the tasks and performance of the loaders and packers
– Ensures a high level of Health & Safety of staff, equipment and all tasks conducted
– Performs work of an equal or lower classification as required

Skills and Experience:

– Previous experience/exposure working at a pet food/ food manufacturing facility
– Experience in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting of pet food/ food extrusion machine
– Successfully worked in effective teams
– Pays close attention to detail
– High level of numeracy and literacy
– Knowledge in food safety

What you get by joining us:

If you like what you read above and you think you have what it takes to join our innovative team, then please see the below to what we can offer you in return:

– Career progression and internal opportunities
– Continuous training and development
– Long service rewards
– The chance to work alongside passionate people
– Great team culture
– Generously discounted pet food
– Being part of a dynamic progressive company

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