Blue River Dairy

CareersWork with us

Want to work in a fast-paced and exponentially growing business?

Blue River is a unique work environment with a focus on team culture, personal wellbeing and career progression.

The Blue River team are successful high performers who create innovative solutions and foster an environment built on resilience. They are united by their passion for producing superior nutrition products that make a real difference to the lives of our customers and their families.

Want to work in a fast-paced and exponentially growing business?

Blue River is a unique work environment with a focus on team culture, personal wellbeing and career progression.

The Blue River team are successful high performers who create innovative solutions and foster an environment built on resilience. They are united by their passion for producing superior nutrition products that make a real difference to the lives of our customers and their families.

Benefits

Life at Blue River

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Catered meals

We all work better on a full stomach, so we provide lunch every day from local businesses around Invercargill.

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Looked after

The health and happiness of every team member is important to us so we provide a nurse on-site, childcare assistance, flu vaccinations, EAP services, reduced membership fees to the gym and once you've been here six months, health insurance.

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All the opportunities

Role specific training, internal and external leadership development – we're here to support your career and, if you do the mahi, there's no limit to your progression at Blue River.

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Celebrating life

Your life outside of work is important to us, so we love celebrating all the milestones with you.

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Reward programmes

As nominated by your peers, we're always looking to reward those who go above and beyond.

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Community support

We care about what you care about. We're big on supporting local charities and schools that are important to our team.

A WORD FROM OUR TEAM

Career progression

One of the things Blue River is most proud of is our ability to identify and grow talent within our team. Most of Blue River's supervisors and managers have been promoted from within the company. Having started their journeys at Blue River in different roles, they have learned, adapted and grown to become leaders that Blue River and Southland can be proud of.

Here’s what some of our team members have to say about their experience of working at Blue River.

“I joined Blue River in 2020, having previously worked in the quality department at Synlait. I really like that Blue River is small and we’re able to work cross-functionally with other departments to get a wide variety of work and knowledge.


Since starting here, I’ve been on a seven-day core auditing course run by Asure Quality and a two-day course learning how to excel in leadership. The company has given me new opportunities and really invested in my learning and personal development.”

Quality Assurance Officer
Quality Assurance Officer
Josephine Turnbull

“One of the special things about Blue River is that it is a nurturing environment that encourages growth. When I started here in 2016, I worked on the factory floor, in pasteurising, dryer operating and dry mixing.

I was always given opportunities to do new things and my mistakes were treated as learning experiences. Today I oversee the whole production line, leading others to deliver products we can be proud of and helping them to grow their skillsets.”

Shift Supervisor
Shift Supervisor
Wade Isiah

“I started off milking sheep when Blue River owned farms, and then moved into the Blue River Sheep Milk Café in 2015. When the café closed, the team here trained me to move into an administrative role. One of the best things about Blue River is how family friendly it is.

My hours are flexible so I can do school drop offs and pick ups, and the company helps with solutions for childcare when needed.”

Inventory Coordinator
Inventory Coordinator
Siobhan McIntyre

“I started working at Blue River in casual employment while I was studying at SIT, and once I completed my study, they offered me a full-time position. Blue River is like a big family to me – they truly care and create a sense of belonging.

I appreciate the opportunity to make change and improve the business through my role in IT, and the way we have a diverse team who are all passionate about working together to solve challenges.”

Software Engineer
Software Engineer
Jacky Shen

CURRENT VACANCIES

Join us

Blue River looks for people who want to make a difference, aren’t afraid of challenging the normal, want to bring the best version of themselves to work every day, are proud of their contribution and care about those around them.

For those not yet New Zealand residents or citizens, we actively support visa applications to ensure we retain and support our team in making Blue River Dairy, Invercargill and New Zealand their home.

We're always on the hunt for team members who share our can-do attitude, from Plant Operators to Food Technologists. If you don’t see a relevant position listed, but have skills you think we’d be interested in, please send your CV to careers@blueriverdairy.co.nz. If it matches our needs, we’ll be in touch.

Food Technologist
Join our best-in-class Technical team, supporting infant formula research, market regulation and quality of the product. This is a varied role where no two days will be the same and you're armed with the Food Science degree, read on!

Plant Operators - Night Shift

Work with a great bunch of people performing all sorts of jobs that keep our plant running smoothly. Read on if you’re keen on a four day working week, free lunch and a dedicated training programme.

Maintenance Electrical Technician - Mandarin Speaking
Join our best-in-class maintenance team. You're armed with knowledge of all phases of maintenance operations within a food processing/manufacturing environment.
Maintenance Engineer
An exciting opportunity has emerged to join our maintenance team as a Maintenance Engineer based in our Invercargill manufacturing plant.