Job type: Full Time

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Our Story:

All of the pleasure, none of the pressure for our consumers. That’s what we live for at Van Dyck Fine Foods (VDFF), a food manufacturing plant based in New Plymouth. VDFF was founded in 1999 by Belgians Ingrid Vercammen and Marcel Naenen who brought their passion for Belgian bakery and European engineering to New Zealand.

The Role:

We currently have a vacancy for a Batch Process Operator to work within our fast paced food manufacturing plant.

The position is full time, Monday to Friday and some weekends when required. This vacancy is for our afternoon shift, however we can be flexible to assist with this.

The duties of the role are:

Manual handling of ingredients weighing and mixture preparation

Follow step-by-step instructions and reporting any variances

Operating machinery as per training and instructions

Ability to adjust machines to resolve issues

Accurate completion and recording in-process quality checks

Clean equipment, process rooms and reassemble

Follow food manufacturing practices and good housekeeping

Be able to work as autonomous and as a part of a team

We are seeking a self-motivated person with the following key attributes and skills:

2-3 years previous experience within a food manufacturing/production environment or similar industry

Bakery experience desirable but not essential

Good understanding of food safety and hygiene protocols

Physically fit. Some heavy lifting will be required (up to 25kg)

Be responsible for the quality of your own work

Attention to detail

Passion for food

Have good time management skills

Be reliable, consistent with a positive work attitude (outstanding punctuality and attendance)

Desirable skills:

Food production machine operation and troubleshooting

Cleaning and sanitising food processing equipment

Thorough understanding of positive safety behaviours and food safety

Experience with HACCP and food quality systems

Basic mechanical aptitude

Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol screen as a part of the recruitment process.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful company, and a great team.

For more information, make confidential enquiries to Svetlana or send through an up-to-date CV and a cover letter to

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