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ASHBURTON – Machinery Operator / Mechanic / Farm Hand / Engineer extraordinare

Friday, June 14th, 2019
  • Do you have engineering / mechanical skills and a farming background?
  • Are you looking for a change and some serious variety in your role?
  • Room to grow and excel

We are looking for a versatile person to work for our client on their 1,500ha property based 20 minutes out of Ashburton.  Ideally someone with a mechanical background and engineering skills would fit this role. 

This established farm is a busy environment where they try to be relatively self-sufficient, they fatten 6 – 8,000 store lambs, sow, spray and harvest their own crops with modern equipment and make their own baleage.  There is a Haushan 4000 sprayer, an excavator & digger on farm for the machinery operator with appropriate licenses. 

On a property this size, there is always R & M / improvement work that needs doing which is where your engineering & mechanical skills will come to the fore.

For the successful candidate – on offer is:

  • 3 Bedroom Family home with idyllic mature gardens just waiting for a family to fill it
  • Being part of a small dynamic team
  • Variation in the role with room to grow and improve your skills

If this sounds like you and you have a valid New Zealand Work Visa, are able to pass a Pre-Employment drug test and are willing to complete a Ministry of Justice check – please send your CV today with detailed work history and a little about yourself to gaye@personnelplacements.co.nz

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Strong, Fit Labourers

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Strong, Fit Labourers:

  • Reputable Ashburton company
  • Opportunity to grow
  • Good work environment

 Are you Reliable? Are you fit and strong? Do you like working in a friendly team environment? Do you like variety and challenge in your work? We have the job for you!

We are looking for a multi skilled labourer to join a team of like-minded labourers, to assist in filling, bagging and mixing seeds. The role will involve a variety of work from lifting (25kg up to 50kg with a weighing machine), stacking pallets, general labouring and loading/unloading trucks.

The successful applicant will need to be reliable and committed to the job, be comfortable working in a dusty environment and be able to work well as part of a team. There is opportunity to learn other aspects of the business so a willingness to learn and improve is essential. 

A forklift endorsement would be a plus but not essential.

This is a temporary position that could lead to a permanent role for the right person.

Days are Monday to Friday, 7.00am – 4.00pm and ½ day Saturday’s as required.

If successful, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

If you like a physical and varied role and think this is the role for you, please apply today sending CV and Cover letter to below email address.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Charline@personnelplacements.co.nz

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Arable Farm Worker

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

On offer: 
• A secure farming role on an established farm in the Rakaia/Methven Area
• Competitive hourly rate based on a 45 hour week
• Modern machinery
• A harmonious team environment
Our client is a well-respected & established, mixed cropping farmer currently farming 530 ha and fattening 4 – 5000 store lambs. Crops grown include Cereals, potatoes and radish among others. The property is irrigated and the role will includes moving fixed linear irrigators.
The ideal candidate will 
• live out initially, 
• be a GPS guru,
• have a minimum of 2 years tractor experience with cultivation, spreading and spraying experience (or similar)
• Be fit and healthy able to do hands on stock work & general farm labouring
• Be easy-going but vigilant with common sense and initiative
All applicants for this role must be willing to complete a Ministry of Justice Check and be able to pass a Pre-Employment drug test.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please send your CV and cover letter outlining your experience – agjobs@personnelplacements.co.nz

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Farm Hand

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
  • Are you keen?
  • Willing to learn?
  • Do you have a passion for agriculture?

Our Client is looking for a Farm Hand to join the team working on their fully irrigated 700ha property on the outskirts of Ashburton. With 2000 cows being wintered, your role will include break fencing, feeding out straw & silage and general farm duties. 

The right candidate for this role can expect to receive:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Guidance from an experienced traditional farmer
  • Opportunity to grow the role into a more permanent placement

In return for the above we are looking for a candidate with:

  • 1 year minimum farming experience
  • Common sense & initiative
  • The ability to follow instructions and work unsupervised
  • A full licence and able to drive the 11km to work each day

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please include your work experience and brief description of yourself in your application, and attach a CV if you have one – agjobs@personnelplacements.co.nz.

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Senior Farm Hand

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Our Client is looking for a skilled Farm Hand to join the team on their idyllic mixed 1,500ha property. This position is based 20 minutes east of Ashburton and offers:
• Competitive remuneration
• Role diversity
• Opportunity to evolve
The successful candidate can take pride in achieving the growth targets set with 400 bull calves raised to 100kg each year, raising around 450 dairy heifers right through until they join the dairy herd and fattening 5,000 store lambs. The dairy farm is run as a separate entity which is on an additional 430ha.
The remaining acreage is dedicated to the arable side of the business and crops are grown to compliment the dairy farm as well as for seed. Alongside the stock work your duties will include:
• tractor work (cultivation, drilling, harvesting) 
• pasture management
• irrigation
• general farm maintenance

The person we are looking for will be:
• Experienced with all aspects of farming with a focus on stock (ideally more than 3 years)
• A team player who gets along easily with others
• Able to stay motivated – particularly when unsupervised
• Punctual with good time management and focus on the task at hand

There will be some flexibility required with days and hours to accommodate the seasonal peaks and a 3 bedroom family home with lots of space for children and an established garden is available. 

If you have pride in what you do, are positive and enjoy seeing results please send your application in.

You must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and have a clean criminal record.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Apply now for this role or get more information by contacting Gaye – agjobs@personnelplacements.co.nz Phone, 03 308 9675