General information

All posting locations: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 03-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-81085

Description & Requirements

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can grow your skills and knowledge within a supportive team environment? Apply today and become a part of one of New Zealand's largest employers to deliver fresh produce to our whānau all around the world!

Who Are We?
The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go.

The Role and Responsibilities:

  • Improve asset reliability across the different areas of the site.
  • Lead the implementation of the Maintenance methodologies and support the implementation of our Kraft Heinz Management System.
  • Assist in improving asset reliability and cost reduction.
  • Provide technical support to the operations and engineering teams, liaising with external service providers when necessary.
  • Lead collection and analysis of asset performance data and KPIs.
  • Generate asset performance and maintenance reports as required.
  • Support the development of the site maintenance planning process.
  • Complete fault diagnosis and provide technical guidance with hands on approach when required.

Your Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or HND/HNC.
  • Relevant working experience in industrial operations.
  • Experience in CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems).
  • Experience in Total Productive Maintenance methodology, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Condition Based Maintenance practices, Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) analysis and asset care optimisation strategy are desired.
  • Experience with continuous improvement, problem solving and root cause analysis tools, such as PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), Ishikawa and 5W1H.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • A forward thinker who demonstrates a ‘can-do’ and ownership attitude.
  • Excellent communication and written skills.
  • Computer literate with solid understanding of MS Excel.


  • Monthly lunch shouts.
  • Opportunities for you to progress into other areas of our business.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Staff parking.     

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So, if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified), apply now!

Please be aware shortlisted applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in New Zealand.

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.