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Manufacturing from our Oamaru factory site for nearly 70 years, we employ full time and part time staff, as well as casual staff during peak run periods. We promote a working environment that fosters a sense of pride among our staff, and focuses on the quality of our products and the service we provide as a team. There are wide range of opportunities within the Company, including: Product Technologists, Engineers, Shift Managers, Warehouse staff, Accounts Administrators, Planning/Production Managers, Production and Packing staff, as well as Sales, Marketing, Procurement and Company Management opportunities.

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So why live and work in Oamaru? Situated on the North Otago coast we are on the doorstep of many attractions and activities, including beautiful lakes perfect for all sorts of water activities, ski fields, tramping, fishing and hunting, and great surfing beaches. In 2014 Lonely Planet named Oamaru, NZs Coolest Town, and we agree! Home to us and approximately 12000 people, Oamaru offers some pretty fantastic things - the historic Victorian precinct, little blue penguins and Steampunk HQ. We have an eclectic artisan community and get to enjoy award-winning restaurants, wineries and craft breweries, as well as markets and festivals throughout the year.  



  • Demonstrate your leadership ability in developing production teams 
  • Lots of opportunity to be involved in process improvement initiatives 
  • We will invest in your potential!  

Market competitive remuneration package that suits a practical thinker with mechanical aptitude and organisational skills to lead a team. This is a salary based position with the opportunity of participation in a bonus scheme based around KPI's.

Rainbow Confectionery Ltd is the largest privately owned manufacturer of confectionery in New Zealand. Our factory which is located in Oamaru offers a location that has plenty of lifestyle opportunities and the role offers a chance to build your leadership career.

If you are dedicated and can demonstrate experience in leading, up skilling and mentoring people and if you have excellent communication skills and you can adapt your style to work alongside people from all walks of life and you thrive on pressure, then this could be an excellent next step for you! 

Your experience working in a manufacturing environment will be invaluable as you step into a position that will challenge you and provide lots of opportunity for personal growth and development. 

This is a Night Shift position (midnight to 8am) with flexibility around different rosters.  Your day to day responsibilities will include: 

  • Managing staff and resources to their full potential
  • Actively working alongside your team, understanding their roles & identifying potential areas for up skilling and coaching
  • Working with the production & engineering teams to provide solutions for mechanical or production downtime issues
  • Identifying and implementing continuous process improvement initiatives
  • Promoting positive Health & Safety behaviours
  • Tracking and analysing plant measures to consistently deliver on agreed targets 

We are proud to offer learning and mentoring programmes for our production leaders. You'll also benefit from the industry knowledge that our team at the Rainbow Confectionery have. We have an environment where everyone contributes to the success of the site.

Position description is available on request.  Applications close on the 10th November 2018 and can be e-mailed to admin@rainb0w.co.nz  (the 0 in rainb0w is a zero).  Applicants for this position should have previous manufacturing experience along with NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


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