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Nestle Factory Hygienist in Wahgunyah, Australia

Position Snapshot

Location: Wahgunyah (North East Victoria – close to regional hubs of Albury/Wodonga and Wangaratta)

Duration: Full time, Permanent

2+ years’ experience in a similar role

Position Summary

Opportunity currently exists for a Factory Hygienist to join the Quality team based our Wahgunyah Factory, the home of Uncle Toby’s Snacks and Cereals.

In this role, the Factory Hygienist will maintain pre-requisite components of the Food Safety Management System by establishing, maintaining, and coaching the building blocks of hygiene and food safety concepts in the factory.

A day in the life…

Reporting to the QA Manager and promoting Quality awareness across the factory, key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to competence development of quality professionals across the organisation.

  • Define, implement and verify the effectiveness of the Pre-requisite Programs (PRP's) related to Hygiene, including zoning, allergen risk management, pest control, cleaning validation and verification, pathogen monitoring, foreign body prevention, hygiene and housekeeping.

  • Define and update the specific quality procedures, instructions and tools required to operate in a factory.

  • Support production and engineering in ensuring GMP standards are adhered to. Be the SME for NGMP-VS (Visual Standards).

  • Support the NPD process through the risk assessment of new raw materials and processes.

  • Support Nestlé Continuous Excellence program in the quest for zero defect and actively participate in the site TPM activities.

  • Support activities to achieve compliance with the Nestlé Quality Management System requirements and other applicable instructions and standards.

  • Own and deliver training related to housekeeping and hygiene, as required.

  • Lead and support (as applicable) the development and implementation of Standards.

  • Support unit readiness for internal and external audits.

  • Perform trouble shooting and corrective action follow-up of non-conformities.

What will make you successful

  • Joining a collaborative team of specialists, you will be self-motivated, proactive and have a proven capacity to work effectively within a team environment.

  • University graduate or equivalent in Food Science or related field of study.

  • Demonstrated competence in Hygiene and Quality management.

  • Experience working in Quality, Production Support or Application Group.

  • Experience in successfully implementing quality assurance programs by leading change or participating in project teams, audit and/or improvement projects.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and a proven capacity to influence and negotiate to drive high standards of performance and quality.

  • Passionate about working for Nestlé and sharing its purpose.

Applicants must have full Australian working rights


You will have the chance to work with an outstanding and highly engaged team, build and grow your career with an inclusive, global FMCG leader.

In addition, we offer:

  • Varied career experiences and personalised development support

  • Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and program

  • Discounted Nestlé products

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Employee Assistance Program

Our Story

  • Nestlé enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s largest FMCG companies and a leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our inclusive and high-performance culture is a testament to the great training, development, rewards and recognition we extend to every member of our 5000-strong Oceania workforce.

  • You can realise your full potential at Nestlé, working among the leading teams in nutrition, health and wellness. As part of a global network, you can use your skills to influence others and make a positive impact where you own a piece of the action.

  • At Nestlé, you will work in a supportive environment where your ideas and points of view will be championed by a collaborative team. Together, we will drive the strength of our brands, the quality of our products, and the future of our business.

  • At Nestlé, you can make a difference to millions of lives, every single day. As a large, global company that’s driven by purpose, you and your team can add your piece of legacy of creating a better, healthier future.

  • In return you will have the chance to work with an outstanding team, and build and grow your career with an inclusive, global FMCG leader.

  • Nestlé Oceania supports a culture of diversity and inclusion in all that we do. Take a look at Careers at Nestlé Australia | Nestlé Australia ( to see some of the ways we live and practice this every day in our workplace.

  • For more information please visit our website Nestlé Australia Home | Nestlé Australia ( or Our LinkedIn page

Apply today!

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