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Dairy Processing Operator

Kaiwhakamahi Pūrere Hua Miraka

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Dairy processing operators oversee the operation of equipment used to produce a wide range of dairy products such as cheese, butter, yoghurt and milk powder.   

Pay

New dairy processing operators usually earn

$50K-$60K per year

Senior dairy processing operators usually earn

$70K-$80K per year

Source: Primary ITO, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dairy process operator are good, as it is a large occupation.
A dairy processing operator standing at a bench testing a milk sample

A dairy processing operator tests milk to make sure it's not contaminated (Photo: Yashili New Zealand)

Last updated 30 October 2018