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Jobs Listing Branding
Location Christchurch City, Canterbury
Listed Tue 27 Feb, 10:03 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 2665580
Jamestrong Packaging is a leading packaging supplier to some of the region's well-known brands. They supply innovative metal packaging solutions and are the largest supplier of aerosol cans and food cans in Australasia.

They have 4 established manufacturing facilities located throughout Australia and New Zealand and are in the process of commissioning their 5th and newest facility based in Christchurch. This plant will primarily manufacture and supply cans used for infant formula.

With the start up of this facility and the requirement to manufacture on a 24/5 operation, Jamestrong are looking for a Can Maker, who will be responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the can line, including the changeover and minor maintenance of machinery.

Existing can makers by trade would be the first option, however, any previous experience with high speed, conveyor driven manufacturing machines will be considered. As you will need to have a good understanding of various machine parts and components in order to set the machines, diagnose faults and perform basic maintenance, you will need to be qualified or experienced in a mechanical engineering related trade at minimum.

As with other food based manufacturers, familiarity with food safety (HACCP and ISO 22000) requirements and commitment to quality and workplace health and safety will be essential for the role. If you are already a senior machine operator and have an engineering qualification or prior experience in fitting and turning, this could be a great next step for your career.

In summary, we are looking for someone who is/ has,

  • Qualified or experienced in a mechanical engineering related trade
  • Previous high speed manufacturing experience (food preferred)
  • Able to follow SOPs and adherent to food safety requirements (HACCP and ISO 22000)
  • Continuous improvement/ lean focus
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • A proactive and positive attitude and approach to work

This is an excellent opportunity to join a large, growing organisation in one of the vital industries of New Zealand and work in a brand new, state of the art facility.

This position will work on a weekly rotating shift between 6am to 2pm, 2pm to 10pm and 10pm to 6am located in Hornby, Christchurch. The first shift of the week starts on Monday 6am and the last shift finishes Saturday 6am.

TRS has been New Zealand's trusted recruitment specialist for industry since 1996 and a proud partner of Jamestrong.

To apply for this position please click on the relevant button below, alternatively for a confidential and discreet inquiry contact Darren Chan on 0800 171 000 if calling from New Zealand, +64 9 529 9454 if calling internationally or email

Note: If this vacancy is not exactly what you are seeking, then please contact me in confidence to discuss your individual requirements.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.