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Farm Hand / Machinery Operator

My client is looking for a Farm Hand with crop and stock experience to work alongside him on his 300ha arable farm that has been farmed by his family for 100 years. They typically grow cereals, peas, radish, carrots and parsnip. The arable part of this business is supported by wintering 3000 store lambs each year. The farm is irrigated with pivots and Roto Rainers and has up to date modern equipment which includes:

• 6m Air Seeder
• New Holland T8 (235hp)
• New Holland 6630 (115hp)
• New Holland TT4 (75hp)
• Claas 670 Combine on tracks
• SAM 24m boom self-propelled sprayer

There is a comfortable, warm 3 – 4 bedroom 80’s style house available on farm that has been double glazed and has a log burner. The house is a 300m walk from the beach and 500m from the Rangitata River Mouth for great fishing and white baiting opportunities.

Outside seasonal peaks, you will be required to work one weekend per month, and this unique opportunity provides a 40 hour work week (on average) which as far as farming goes is a rarity.

In return for this awesome lifestyle, we are looking for a high calibre, honest & reliable candidate who has the following attributes:

• Minimum 2 years arable farming experience
• Patient stock handling skills
• Mechanically minded
• Proven longevity in previous roles
• Able to use a hand piece (crutching/tidy up jobs)

All applicants must be able to provide two work references, have relevant experience and be drug free. Full disclosure of any historical criminal misdemeanors is required and all applicants will complete a Ministry of Justice Criminal history check.

To apply you must have a valid NZ work visa.

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

Please include an up to date CV to support your application – gaye@personnelplacements.co.nz