What do they do?
Dairy technicians install and maintain milking systems, farm water or effluent systems. They play an essential role in supporting New Zealand's biggest industry
A typical day
Normally an eight-hour day; sometimes outside normal hours if there is a breakdown.
Each day can be quite different; working in a workshop one day and on a farm the next.
You will install, maintain, test, diagnose faults and make recommendations for milking systems, farm water and/or farm dairy effluent systems to keep them running smoothly.
How to become a dairy technician?
You train through an on-the-job apprenticeship to become a dairy technician and you will learn a whole range of skills.
Sound like you?
Preferred work environments
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