Fonterra Careers

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Te Mātāpuna toa takitini. Fonterra’s strength is in the collective. 
Being part of Fonterra means being part of a unique history while helping to realise the potential of dairy for generations to come.

When you join the Fonterra Co-op, you’re opening yourself up to a career of opportunities. Where you can grow with us, developing your skills, sharing your knowledge and being able to follow different career pathways that suit your passions.

Join our team   

Explore some of the key roles we’re hiring for right now.

"Everyday has got a new challenge and it’s a real dynamic industry."

Energy Centre Operator

"The good thing about Fonterra is you know what you’re doing from the beginning of the season right through the whole year. It’s definitely a great lifestyle as well."

Tanker Operator

"We load trains, we load trucks, we load containers. I am lucky…I do get to work with some of my best mates."

Forklift Operator

"Working at Fonterra…includes great pay, superannuation, medical insurance and career progression."

Lab Technician

"It's very flexible in the sense that you can study and work at the same time and they give you that time to be able to do it."

Processing & Packing Operator

"It’s great fun operating a forklift and moving all sorts of stuff around."

Forklift Operator

Our benefits

We offer competitive remuneration and a range of benefits, regardless of your role or location.


Working in a flexible way to ensure that the job gets done, while also being there for the important moments in life is what we’re all about. 


We believe in better health, better wellbeing, better you. That’s why we run an annual calendar of amazing wellbeing events including mind health, fitness/nutrition and money matters. We have great discounts on wellbeing products too.

Career Opportunities

At Fonterra, we can offer you a career not just a job. With a presence across the globe, a world of opportunity awaits you.

Discounted Insurance

We offer a range of different insurance discounts, dependent on your employment type and location.

Learning & Study Assistance

No matter what your role is, we encourage you to be a life-long learner and will support you to develop your skills.

Leave Options

No matter what stage of life you're at we have a variety of leave options to suit everyone.  This includes the ability to purchase additional leave, enhanced parental leave benefits, and long service leave.

Make something of your career.

Explore our roles

Corporate Functions
Lab Technicians
Science and R&D
Energy Centre and Engineering
Process & Packaging
Supply Chain & Logistics
Forklift Operators
Retail, Sales & Customer Service
Tanker Operators

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