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Dairy Operator

Fonterra - Cobden, VIC

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


There are multiple, exciting fixed term opportunities available at our Cobden manufacturing plants for a Dairy Operator to join our dynamic and motivated team here at Fonterra.

Role Purpose

As a Dairy Operator, at our Cobden facility, you will play an important production line role in one of our three dairy manufacturing plants which produce spreads, beverages and powders.

Your self-motivation and professionalism will add great value to our already dedicated team; and you will be able to showcase your ability to be a great team player as well as someone who is able to work autonomously when required. The role will be a key contributor to achieving our business objectives of improved line performance and reduction/elimination of waste.

Flexibility to work different rotating shift patterns (morning, afternoon and night) is important, as the plants operate 24/7.

Commencing as a fixed term contract, the role offers potential for extension and a possibility of a permanent full-time role.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Operate a variety of equipment in accordance with SOPs.
  • Maintain equipment to required cleaning and environmental standards
  • Adhere to expected performance standards in accordance with Fonterra Health, Safety and Wellbeing and GMP practices
  • Actively participate in problem solving, defect identification and root cause analysis
  • Maintenance checks and recording product and process information in our data base
  • Ensuring product specifications are met

Skills and experience

To be considered for these opportunities you will ideally have:

  • Experience in a food industry or a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work well within a team and the highest regard for safety
  • Understanding and Commitment to basic understanding of HACCP and GMP principles
  • Computer skills, experience with Sap would be advantageous
  • Forklift license (Highly regarded but not essential)

We are Fonterra

Fonterra is a global nutrition company owned by 10,000 farming families in New Zealand. We employ 20,000 people around the globe and offer amazing opportunities for people who want to join our team.

In Australia, we take the milk we collect from our farmers, and our six manufacturing sites across Victoria and Tasmania turn this into dairy foods that generations of Australians have grown up with and love, including Perfect Italiano™, Mainland™, Western Star™, and Bega™. We also sell dairy ingredients to many of the world’s leading food companies and partner with foodservices business across the country to get dairy foods into chef’s hands.

In the heart of Cobden is our milk powder, fresh milk and butter plants, also known as the home of Australia’s favourite butter for over 90 years - Western Star™. This is our largest site in Australia, which makes butter and spreads, and fresh milk for both China and domestic markets.

At Fonterra, we understand that to attract top talent we need to have the jobs that will make you want to get out of bed in the morning. Diversity, inclusion, and flexibility are a big part of our business, and with a collaborative culture, inspiring leaders and passionate people, this is a great place to work. We need good people, we need you – please apply and join our team.