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Cheese Factory Workers

$22.00 – $22.00 hourly


Last Updated: 15/09/22

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Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn new skills and grow a career in the food manufacturing industry? Our client is looking for process workers to join a creative and modern cheese factory.

About the company:

You will work for a new start-up in the Selwyn district in a totally different cheese industry from the usual cow/goat’s cheese-dominated market. The start-up is a subsidiary of a parent company supported by several other well-established businesses from different sectors.

This family farm makes headlines with its innovative farming and sheep dairy products. They're committed to creating products that are both environmentally and stomach friendly. The processing plant, milking facilities and animals are on a 160-hectare farm in the picturesque Selwyn District, nestled under the Southern Alps.

Position Summary:

The duties for this position include the various processes related to the production and ageing of cheese and the related paperwork for each batch. You will work closely with a small team of people to execute daily operations of the production process, monitor and maintain products in the ageing cellars, and coordinate packaging.

You'll spend a significant amount of time working independently but will also work as part of a team. Communication with other areas of the business is important. Attention to detail is very important in all areas of the position to ensure the safe production of cheese, adherence to recipes, noticing and responding to seasonal changes in milk, ageing environment variations, and the safe and effective operation of equipment.


  • Starting rate of $22/hour and upwards, depending on your experience.
  • There is ample room for career development, progression, and raises for the right person!
  • Flexible work hours - the factory runs Mon-Sat, so you choose how many days per week you want to work. As long as you can commit to the same weekly shifts, it's up to you how much work you want.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the production of all the cheeses in our range

  • Adhere to strict food health and safety guidelines.

  • Troubleshoot inconsistencies with the products as needed.

  • Maintain all required records, inventories, recipes, and data.

Key Requirements:

  • Committed to food safety

  • Ability to remain calm and flexible in a fast-paced and evolving work environment

  • Experience in a food factory is beneficial but not necessary as full training is provided

  • High attention to detail is essential

  • Proactive and reliable

  • Able to read recipes and follow instructions precisely

We want to hear from you today if you have an unshakeable commitment to food safety and the drive and passion to excel in an exciting industry.

Apply now!

Company Details

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Canstaff is a specialised recruitment and labour-hire agency for New Zealand construction, civil construction, engineering, manufacturing and logistics sectors. We’re here to help you do your business better by removing the risk, hassle and paperwork of having full-time employees.