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SCOTT® Technology, are a leading provider of automation & robotic solutions globally that improve productivity, reliability, yield, and safety for manufacturers and processors in industries including meat, food, mining, appliances, and general manufacturing.  It is listed on the NZX and has over 400 employees worldwide and operations in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, China, and South America, with manufacturing facilities in 4 countries.  Its parent company JBS, is the world’s largest protein company and world’s second largest food company. 

SCOTT holds over 30 patents and invests heavily in research and development of new innovation technologies and products. Our services include technical expertise in world-leading hardware, programming, systems integration, installation, consulting, fault-finding and 24-hour support.  Their network comprises a highly specialised team of dedicated personnel serving industrial companies with expertise in a wide range of leading automation and robotics products. Integral to Scott's overall long-term growth strategy is the incorporation of a broad range of innovative new solutions and services.

Backed by a dedicated team and strong supplier channels their solutions and services continue to be the forefront of world class robotic and automation offerings.



Reporting to the Regional Manager ANZ, you will provide effective, visible leadership and direction to the company’s operational staff located at the Dunedin manufacturing site.  Working closely with your four management reports, your focus on quality and continuous improvement will help drive Scott Technology’s Dunedin operations forward, optimising manufacturing and overall business performance.

You will be responsible for the successful management of project and other work allocated or undertaken within the Dunedin Operations site.  You will ensure the plant, facilities, equipment, and personnel are effectively utilised to maximise efficiencies.

Overall objectives are to complete projects on schedule and within budget, be responsible for the efficient day-to-day operation of the Dunedin engineering and manufacturing functions.  Ensuring the technical input to project engineering is in accordance with project objectives.



You will have a real passion for working in the manufacturing environment and a proven track record in managing teams.  You must be able to influence, effectively lead and help your staff motivate themselves in working as a team to produce optimum production output.

Key attributes you will bring include:

  • Tertiary qualification; preferably in mechanical engineering, operations, production, or business management, or alternatively several years’ experience leading a production team.
  • A background within manufacturing and production operations ideally in high value capital equipment
  • A strong understanding of best practice and continuous improvement tools such as Lean, 5S & TOC.
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.
  • Financial acumen and P+L Management.
  • Health and Safety ownership


For a confidential discussion, please contact Richard Foster on 03 379 7002 or 021 85 45 45. Alternatively, to submit an application press the APPLY button and follow the steps, include your CV as an attached Microsoft Word document.

FOSTERRA HR & Recruitment is exclusively managing this recruitment process on behalf of Scott Technology Limited

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