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General information

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

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 05 - Engineering & Maintenance

Date Published: 24-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role:

This role will always help to maintain safe work practices - and to behave in accordance with the Company’s ethical standards. You will manage the shift and improvement technicians- implement Electrical standards and documentation- oversee new electrical projects and interfacing with production & management.  In this role you will positively drive plant improvements and provide technical expertise to the technicians while always upholding the Heinz values and to work in a way that contributes to the Company’s vision.


  • Setup the shift roster- organize cover in case of absence and manage personnel on day by day basis
  • To reduce down-time- to increase efficiency- to extend existing plant life- to save operating cost
  • Identify opportunities and perform tasks to increase plant performance/efficiency or to expand business
  • Provide technical expertise to all electrical personnel- project and process engineers to optimize plant
  • Interface daily with production team leaders to identify potential electrical or scheduling issues and to ensure maximum plant uptime
  • Ensure all electrical equipment and practices meets statuary requirements
  • Maintain / update existing documentation and add new documentation where required
  • Ensure that equipment installed meet- as far as practical- the Heinz Wattie’s electrical standards. Also ensure the all electrical work is of the highest standard and quality
  • Identify new improvement projects- do cost estimate and oversee implementation to meet the objectives as set out in the Capex or project justification document

About you:

  • Good management skills
  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills- and good decision-making 
  • Strong planning and organisational ability
  • Communication skills- including being able to give and follow instructions
  • Skilled in evaluating the performance of staff and processes

Benefits program:

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Gatherings - End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing – annual health checks & flu shots- wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

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

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