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Orchard 2IC

Our client is currently seeking a 2IC for a local orchard. In this position you could be managing and supervising up to 70 staff in the packhouse and field, greeting and serving customers and maintaining the vines. There is potential for this position to extend further than the harvest/pruning season for the right candidate, based on experience and how they fit with the current team.

The position is based just out of Ashburton and is a drive-in position, so reliable transport is essential to fulfil this role. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive hourly rate with the potential to learn more about the business.

The ideal candidate will bring the following experience and attributes:
– Previous experience working in an orchard and packhouse.
– Proven ability to manage and supervise staff.
– Reasonably high fitness level.
– Work productively and efficiently under pressure, completing tasks to a high calibre.
– Have an excellent work ethic and be an all-round team player.
– The ability to drive a tractor and use a chainsaw could place your application at an advantage.

Personnel Placements specialises in temporary and permanent placements in a range of industries within the Mid Canterbury region, but more than that we look to place the right candidate with the right clients to increase your chance of long-term work.

If this role sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then please email your cover letter and CV to

Applicants for this position should have a NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Ministry of Justice and ACC checks apply. Applicants must be drug free and willing to undergo a pre-employment drug test.