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2IC - Seafood Factory Afternoon Shift

Blenheim, New Zealand

Reference: 5462222

At Kono Seafood we farm, harvest and process mussels, using stringent safety and sustainability standards, to share with the world.

Our connection to the land and sea is at the heart of our identity as Māori. Food and hospitality underpin our way of life. Sharing seafood with whānau, family and manuhiri, guests, is an important part of our culture.

Our location, in one of the worlds most isolated and pristine environments, provides a unique growing condition for Kono seafood. The majority of our Greenshell mussels are hand-raised in the cool, remote and unpopulated waters of the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island.

Reporting to the Team Leader, key criteria and responsibilities include:

  • a strong understanding of manufacturing and production environments
  • Health & Safety protocol in a factory environment
  • Food Hygiene standards regulations
  • an understanding of cleanroom processing requirements
  • effective planning and decision-making skills
  • experience in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing
  • the ability to work in a highly regulated manufacturing environment
  • strong communication and relationship management skills
  • a high level of initiative with a proactive approach to management and health and safety
  • a willingness to be hands-on, and physically fit
  • able to work from around 3pm until 1.00am (flexibility required)

The successful applicant will have the ability and aptitude to work alongside both his or her fellow production staff and to lead by example in a busy work environment where adherence to procedures and JES requirements are essential. This is a challenging but rewarding role in a dynamic and fast-growing company.

Experience in a supervisory or management role within an industrial food processing environment or a related industry is strongly desirable, as are good spoken and written English and communication skills. Some flexibility around shift hours may also be required.

All applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa


Applications Close: 28 May 2021