Industrial Electrician

Posted on 08-Feb-2018
Application Close Date: 01-Mar-2018
Job Details
North Island - Other
Engineering/ Maintenance
Position Type:
Full Time
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Goodman Fielder New Zealand is one of the largest branded food manufacturers and suppliers in New Zealand, serving customer needs with a portfolio of iconic, trusted food brands that New Zealanders have grown up with and enjoy every day.  Our excellent portfolio of consumer brands includes Vogel's, Molenberg, Freya's, Meadow Fresh, Tararua, Puhoi Valley, Edmonds and Ernest Adams, just to name a few!

We are passionate about our iconic brands and products, and strive to be the best place to work in New Zealand.  We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our business and be part of our success.

Goodman Fielder's Longburn Dairy is one of our key manufacturing sites, producing multiple lines of milk, yoghurt and cultured dairy products each day. With over 200 employees on-site, the Longburn team work collaboratively to ensure our dairy products are delivered to all our customers across the North Island, and are currently looking for an Industrial Electrician. 

Our Opportunity

We are looking to employ an industrial electrician at Goodman Fielders Longburn Dairy plant in Palmerston North.  

Reporting to the site Maintenance Manager, you will work on day-to-day engineering matters with a focus towards preventative maintenance and continuous improvement.  Delivery of maintenance excellence to operations which ensures minimal downtime and maximum plant efficiency is essential.  The shift roster for this position is 4 days on 4 days off.

Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Completing preventative maintenance tasks to improve plant reliability
  • Breakdowns repair and prevention
  • Execute electrical improvement initiatives and projects to effectively reduce costs and inefficiencies
  • Inspect, test, trouble shoot and maintain control systems and PLC's, networked VSD's and electrical equipment

About You

To be successful in your application, you will have: 

  • Electrical registration and current practicing license
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the dairy industry
  • Positive attitude and excellent work ethic and be able to add value to our engineering team
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills
  • Good computer skills including the use of CMMS
  • Demonstrated commitment to SHE
  • Effective communication skills and customer focus
  • Working knowledge of SCADA, VSD and PLC, Primarily but not limited to Rockwell software


With sites spanning across the Australasian region our employees have the opportunity to fashion their own home grown career across functions, locations and brands.  Our aim is to be a destination employer in the food industry where we don't just offer jobs - we offer careers.

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