Great people, in a great place, making great products

The best people, working hard and getting on with it

Join Oceania Dairy and enjoy a range of career choices in a rapidly developing industry, where international markets and innovation are part of everyday work.

On any given day, Oceania has far less staff working on site than our bigger competitors have away on leave, yet we still manage to outrank them for quality, efficiency and price to milk suppliers.

But then we're not your average dairy company. For us, everything we do has to be perfect because that's what leads to us making quality product the world can rely on.

So how do we make sure we continue to punch above our weight and support the Yili Group as it outpaces the world’s biggest dairy producers?

We aim to employ the best people and we work harder than the others.  We get on with it.  Quality, innovation, planning and teamwork – that’s what we do.  At Oceania, we don't just talk about excellence, we demonstrate it in our actions and the examples we set for others.

In return for helping us in our drive towards maintaining the best standards, we can offer you:

  • Great pay
  • Subsidized health insurance
  • On the job training and upskilling
  • Professional and leadership development
  • Rapid career progression
  • Employee Assistance and Wellbeing programs
  • Onsite gym and physiotherapist
  • A safe, totally smoke-free workplace

  • Lifestyle flexibility
  • Free bus to and from work with Wi-Fi
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Clean, tidy, modern facilities
  • Potential secondment, travel and exposure to new cultures
  • Social activities and supportive local communities

Career opportunities can be found in:

  • Manufacturing/Operations in our Powder, UHT and Canning & Blending Plants

  • Supply Chain and Warehousing
  • Maintenance and Services
  • Quality and Compliance
  • Laboratory
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Health and Safety
  • IT
  • Administration

Our people at work

As an employer - who are we?

Located near Glenavy in South Canterbury, Oceania Dairy provides a picturesque setting to spend your day away from traffic jams and road-cones.  And when you’re not working, there’s plenty of recreational opportunities nearby such as fishing, skiing, tramping and mountain biking. Local towns include Timaru, Oamaru, Kurow and Waimate, with house and land prices that don’t make your eyes water, and welcoming communities full of southern charm – the communities Oceania supports.

We can connect you with work mates who will help and encourage you to grow beyond your current role and maximize your contribution.

So what impact will you make?  Check out our vacancies, click the apply button and find out.  Give yourself an opportunity to join a progressive company that likes to work smart and challenge itself every day, and cares about its people, performance and reputation.


             Nera, Dion, Robbie, Karren

Oceania Dairy staff celebrate the KaiNexus International Customer of the Year Award at the 5th Annual KaiNexus User Conference (KaiNexicon 2019) in the US.  This software supports the company's continuous improvement programs, and the award is an example of the great relationships Oceania has with  its suppliers. The two-day conference was attended by Technical Assistant Dion Batchelor and proved to be a great way to share ideas with other like-minded companies heavily involved with kaizen.


To take a look at our current vacancies, or to register, click below

We take pride in getting things right.  If you have any concerns about your application or the process that follows, please feel welcome to contact us directly and let’s see what we can do.

Recruitment Process


If you haven’t already done so, click here to register on our careers site and create a profile detailing your expertise and areas of interest. Once you're registered, you can opt to choose to receive job alerts for upcoming positions which fit your profile. You'll need to complete an on-line application form that provides us with relevant information about you such as your eligibility to work in New Zealand, your education and employment history.

Once you have registered, it is easy to apply for upcoming roles and most of the information required for your application will be carried through from your profile. In order to apply for any roles with Oceania Dairy you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.
Once applications have closed, all applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager and the recruitment advisor. From here they will agree on a shortlist of applicants to be interviewed. If you are not shortlisted you will be notified by email as soon as practically possible. If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview.
As part of our decision making process, we will contact two work related referees. We will always ask for your permission before contacting your referees.
Job Offer
If you are the preferred candidate for the role, you will receive an offer of employment to review. This includes an offer letter, your employment agreement and position description.
Health Check
Part of our recruitment process involves a pre-employment medical. This also involves a drug component. This must be completed before your start date.

Once again, if you have any concerns about your application or the process that follows, please feel welcome to contact us directly and let us put things right.

Post address

  • PO Box 891
  • Timaru 7940
  • New Zealand

Oceania Dairy Limited

Cnr Cooneys Road & State Highway 1

South Canterbury 7980
New Zealand
+64 - 03 686 6403
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