Constantia Foods is a contract food processer. We manufacture and package products such as flavoured butters, margarines, dairy sauces, minced herbs and spices, and hummus for foodservice, retail and industry customers.
Our corporate office and factory are located in Tauranga, where we’re involved in all stages of the product development process. Food technologists work on new product development and ensure we meet all food and export regulations. We do test marketing to see how consumers react to a new product.
Other tasks include setting up factory production lines, buying ingredients and distributing packaging materials, ingredients and our products to customers.
We look for graduates with technology, engineering and science-related qualifications. Our staff includes people with backgrounds in IT, materials, logistics, food science and engineering.
As our customers and suppliers are all over the world, we usually prefer applicants who are bilingual.
People all work as part of a team. Production staff are trained to cover all the different jobs in their area – no-one does the same specialist job for more than one four-hour shift, and when it's a more repetitive job people change every two hours.
The company pays for training, such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and RORP (Risk Organism Response Plan) courses.
We suggest anyone interested in a career in this sector should learn how to gather and analyse information. Courses such as IT, Statistics Plant Science and Marketing are helpful.