Summer Student Plant Operator Nutritionals

The Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company is a manufacturer and marketer of specialist high value dairy-based ingredients and consumer foods. 

Are you an outstanding university student with a passion for the dairy industry? Then you’re exactly who we’re looking for to join Tatua’s summer student program!

We are looking for a final year university student to join our Nutritionals Team as a Plant Operator. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and skills in this highly visible role that will propel you into a fantastic career in dairy! 

Why Tatua

Tatua is a world leader in specialised dairy ingredients and dairy foods. Founded in 1914 and dedicated to building the future of specialised dairy, we work together to deliver value to our customers.

About the role:

We are seeking applications for a fixed term -12 week role within the Nutritionals Plants on a rotating 4 shifts on / 4 days off (2 days/ 2 nights) roster with 12 hour shifts.

As a summer intern, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover the skills you need to develop to be successful in the workplace
  • Put into practice theories and concepts
  • Have exposure to general business skills, including effective communication, team building, prioritisation, problem solving and analytical skills.

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Be on your final year of a technical degree/dipolma
  • The right attitude and be a self-starter who can think for themselves
  • Strong problem solving skills & an eye for detail
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Be physically fit
  • Ability to make a positive contribution within a team
  • Excellent organisational and record keeping skills
  • Be computer competent
  • Be mechanically / practical minded
  • Able to be flexible as some overtime will be required


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Job no: IPAI28577

Location: Morrinsville, Tatuanui, Waikato

Closing Date: Monday, 3 October 2022