Position: Mid-Senior level

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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We are looking for a hands-on, motivated machine operator that love what they do and takes pride in their work to join us in this full time role at our Christchurch roastery.

You will become an important member of our experienced team of coffee packers and machine operators, who work succinctly, quickly and efficiently to prep and pack our amazing Hummingbird coffee.

Based in our Hummingbird factory in Christchurch you will:

  • Set up machines (calibration, cleaning etc.) to start a production cycle
  • Control and adjust machine settings (e.g. speed)
  • Feed raw material or parts to semi-automated machines
  • Fix issues that may occur during the shift
  • Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws
  • Fill and report records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Keep quality standards high and aim for continuous improvement
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment and optimise space utilisation
  • Complete quality and production records in line with policy
  • Report any discrepancies
  • Communicate and cooperate with team leaders and co-worker
  • Follow quality service standards and comply with procedures, rules and regulations
  • Labelling/tagging of bags in a speedy manner
  • Dispatch packing of outwards goods on occasion


To be the best Machine Operator, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

  • Production experience in FMCG / Pharmaceutical industry would be highly regarded
  • Experience or interest in fault finding and problem solving skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Physical ability to undertake repetitive tasks and some heavy lifting
  • Flexibility to cover a rotating roster
  • An upbeat positive attitude with a passion for all things coffee

Additional Information

At JDE, in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits tailored to your needs:

  • Full time permanent position, working a rotating roster
  • Intensive induction, training and support – we are ready to invest in you!
  • Opportunity to cross skill
  • Fun and inclusive team
  • Global organisation with long history that we are proud of and a future we’re excited to be creating

If you think you're up for a new challenge just like this, please grab a cuppa, brush up your CV and apply now (it's really easy, we promise). Should you have any specific questions, you're welcome to call Peta Groundwater for a virtual coffee on +61 2 9551 3036.

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