Packaging Machine Operator – DB Breweries Ltd

Packaging Machine Operator – Timaru

  • Free healthcare, life insurance and monthly product allowance (Beer, Cider, RTD’s and 0.0% options!)
  • Competitive Salary with opportunities to grow.
  • A respectful management team who supports learning & development.

About us…

When you join DB Breweries, you join the global HEINEKEN whanau, where everyone is encouraged to be themselves, contribute their ideas, learn and grow as part of one of the largest beer and cider brewing companies in the world spanning 70 countries. We’re an equal employment opportunity workplace because we believe diverse views make great brews, and our culture is very much reflected in our four values:

  • Passion for consumers and customers
  • Care for people and planet
  • Enjoyment of life
  • Courage to dream and pioneer


The wellbeing of our team is really important to us and, for our permanent employees, we demonstrate this in lots of ways:

  • Annual bonus and pay review, and the living wage or higher for entry-level roles.
  • Free health, life and income protection insurances.
  • 5% employer contribution to your Kiwisaver.
  • Work from home up to two days per week if your job can be performed remotely.
  • Free monthly allowance of beer, RTDs, cider or zero alcohol beverages.
  • ‘Enjoyment of Life’ leave (an extra day each year to do something you enjoy).
  • Personal Development and Personal Wellbeing Plans for all employees.
  • Generous parental leave provisions, free confidential counselling support, digital wills, feminine hygiene products, and much more!

DB also plays an active part in New Zealand’s fair pay efforts by openly reporting on and addressing gender pay gaps while contributing to and supporting the great work being done with the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry.

Job description:


About this job…

As the newest member of our Packaging team, your focus will be on the safe and efficient operation of the packaging line, taking our well-known beverages from bright beer to finished product warehousing. You and your team, under the guidance of our Team Leader, will ensure machinery works at peak efficiency with a close eye on quality, performance, cost-effective use of resources and the achievement of sometimes challenging production targets.

Ideally, you’ll have experience in FMCG manufacturing or packaging and understand the nature of this type of environment. You’re used to working with a strong focus on safety and meeting production targets, and you enjoy working as part of a cohesive team. Mechanical or electrical trade experience would be useful, but more important is your positive attitude, ability to finish work to a high standard, and desire to pitch in wherever you’re required. We also like to hear about new ideas and ways of working, so if you like to contribute to making things more efficient/effective, there’s definitely room for that!