Maintenance Planner

The company.
Whittaker’s is New Zealand’s biggest chocolate manufacturer and has been voted New Zealand’s ‘Most Trusted Brand’ for twelve years running. They live by the belief that ‘best is always better’, insisting on using only the finest ingredients, the best methods, most precise machinery and employing the best people to keep making good honest chocolate.

New employees are joining an energetic, motivated team of people working towards the vision of the world loving world class chocolate from Porirua! Whittaker’s are now looking for a Maintenance Planner to join their team to be involved in maintenance planning, spare parts inventory and process improvements.

Specifically, you will:

  • Develop and maintain maintenance plans
  • Manage CMMS system
  • Analyse and report on maintenance performance
  • Identify and recommend maintenance improvements
  • Manage critical parts and oversee parts and materials inventory control
  • Assist with continuous improvement strategy and drive continuous improvement activities

To join us in this role, you will have:

  • An engineering qualification
  • At least 5 years’ proven experience with maintenance planning (preferably within the food industry)
  • Previous experience working with CMMS system

We require someone who has attention to detail, is team focused and has sound communication skills, both written and verbal.

On offer is a very competitive hourly rate and though a standard Monday to Friday role, there is potential for overtime, with an overall very attractive package on offer.

By joining Whittaker’s you will be part of a supportive, enthusiastic, and motivated team in a company that continues to grow.

We need a person who takes pride in their work and in contributing to producing the best chocolate around! If you have the proven maintenance planning experience, with a drive to deliver the timely and quality work, let’s talk.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from people already living in New Zealand and holding valid work permits or residency.

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To apply for this position please click on the relevant button below, alternatively for a confidential and discreet inquiry contact Andrew Hickey on 04 282 1562 or email

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