Packing Room Operator

1 x Packing Room Operator 1st shift
(6:00 am until 2:30 pm)

4 x Packing Operator 2nd Shift
(2:30 pm until 11:00 pm)

Midlands Apiaries pride themselves on processing and exporting the world’s finest honey. From the beekeepers that produce the raw honey to our state-of-the-art production facility everything is in place to produce significant volumes of world class honey and honey products for worldwide consumption.

Midlands Apiaries are the ‘total honey solution provider’ part of Midland Holdings Limited, an established group of businesses who take immense pride in providing quality products and services derived from the arable industry. 

Due to recent rapid expansion and long-term growth plans we will be beginning a second shift in the honey packing room which will run from 2:30 pm until 11:00 pm Monday to Friday. 

We are seeking four full time Packing Room Operators to join the second shift (2:30 pm till 11:00 pm)  

We also have one full time Packing Room Operator position on the first shift (6 am until 2:30 pm)

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the honey packing room operations at the Midlands Apiaries factory in Ashburton.

What you will be doing:

  • Operating packing and process equipment in an efficient, safe and hygienic manner
  • Ensuring safe & efficient adherence to work instructions, procedures and specifications as documented in the appropriate manuals
  • Ensuring final product quality standards are maintained to continue delivery of the highest quality product to the customer.
  • Maintaining a high standard of housekeeping in the plant and associated work stations
  • Active participation in all Plant communication forums, for example, safety discussion, shift handover meetings. 
  • Ensure accurate dispatch of product from the packing room and completion of subsequent documentation

What you need to have to do this role:

  • A positive attitude, the ability to perform under pressure and make a positive contribution within the tram
  • Have proven problem solving skills
  • Be physically fit
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have excellent organisational skills and record keeping skills
  • Have mechanical/practical skills and perspective
  • Have intermediate computer skills

Ideal candidates will have some previous experience operating a Food/Dairy production plant however this is not a minimum requirement

Applications will be reviewed on arrival as we would like to move quick

Applicants for this position MUST have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa prior to commencing work, we are unable to support Visa applications for these roles.

How to apply:

To register your interest, please click the “apply for this job” button online via Seek 

Applications will be reviewed on arrival as we would like to move quick

Please provide your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and which position you are applying for.

To discuss the role in confidence, please contact Georgie Wade on 027 406 3990 or email:


  • Apiaries

Position Type

Full Time

Contract Type


Closing date:

17 February 2019

To apply

Email Georgie Wade at