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Ashburton Needs Labourers!!!

Friday, May 20th, 2022

We are currently looking for hard working individuals who are available for a range of long term assignments with an immediate start. Often many of our roles don’t get to the point of being advertised as we fill the vacancies with existing candidates.

Assignments can vary from a few days to a few months. Assignments could include:
• General Labouring
• Factory Processing and Labouring
• Packing Products
• Working with Crops / Seeds
• General Farm Work

The ideal candidate will bring the following experience and attributes:
• Be physically fit and be able to handle manual lifting duties.
• Be available at short notice for work
• Good communication skills
• Be able to work in a team environment but also individually
• The drive to learn and obtain new skills
• Having a drivers licence and your own reliable transport would place your application at an advantage.

To register your interest for this position, please apply online or send a cover letter and C.V. 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 also be drug free and willing to undergo a pre-employment drug test.

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 job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Apprentice Fabricator

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
  • Are you looking for a change in career?
  • Are you finished school and looking to start a career?
  • Responsible and above all reliable?
  • Willing to learn & grow into the role?

We are looking for someone to join a family orientated team of twenty four at an aluminium joinery company. Hours of work are typically 7am to 4pm with some flexibility required to cover peak workloads.
Your duties would include:

  • Learning and applying all aspects of aluminium fabrication
  • General sweeping up around the factory
  • Helping load/move finished product
  • Becoming an integral part of the team
  • Proving your excellent work ethic To be considered for this role you must display:
  • A willingness to learn and retain information
  • An outstanding work ethic
  • The ability to methodically complete the job at hand
  • Hands on skills
  • Absolute reliability Any applicants for this role will need to have an appropriate license and vehicle to get yourself to and from work each day. Regular, random drug testing is carried out – therefore you are required to be drug free to be considered. You must also agree to an ACC claims history check and Ministry of Justice criminal history check. Please click apply now and send me your CV.

To register your interest for this position, please apply online or send a cover letter and C.V. to:

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Sales Support (Growth Potential)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
  • Sales and administration
  • Potential to become a Key Account Manager
  • Varied and challenging role
  • Family-owned Ashburton company

Do you have a strong background in administration and are competent with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word? Are you driven, competent with sales, customer focused and like to find solutions? Do you enjoy connecting with people?

An opportunity has arisen for someone with the right attitude and aptitude to join a small Ashburton based team in a family-owned company.  This position will play a vital role in assisting the growth and success of this expanding business.

Your main responsibilities would involve providing admin support to the Sales Account Manager by sourcing products through to calculating and presenting client proposals, making appointments, following up enquiries via phone and working with the Sales Account Manager to help look after specific customer accounts. There is definite growth potential for the right person to expand their knowledge and become a Key Account Manager servicing their own client portfolio.

To be successful you must:

  • Enjoy connecting with clients and finding customer focused solutions
  • Strong work ethic with a drive to maintain customer service
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Friendly and professional approach
  • Ability to learn quickly and show initiative
  • Driven and motivated to sell and exceed team targets
  • Competent administrator with advanced Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Reliable and trustworthy

This position would suit someone with experience in sales and administration, has excellent customer service and has the flexibility to assist in other areas as required. This is an office-based position where you will be connecting with clients over the phone and via Zoom so you must have a friendly and professional approach.

40 hours per week, this is a full-time permanent position, Monday to Friday, 8.00am-5.00pm. This role offers a lot of variety, a new office environment and no weekend work.  On-going training can be provided for those wanting to up-skill and grow.

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

If you this role sounds like you, please email your CV and Cover Letter to or phone 03 308 9675 for a confidential chat.

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Service Station Site Manager

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
  • Hands-on Management Role
  • Great hours with excellent remuneration
  • Lead and inspire a small team
  • Ashburton based

Do you have previous management experience and know how to get the best out of people? Can you manage the day-to-day operations of a business and have good business acumen? Are you professional, approachable and customer focused?

We are seeking an experienced hands-on Manager, who has excellent people skills, to take control of the day to day running of a busy Ashburton based Service Station. You will be responsible to lead a small team ensuring that ALL customers experience exceptional service while enjoying a clean, well displayed and friendly environment.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Mentoring and supervising staff
  • Setting and maintaining rosters
  • Assigning and monitoring store functions
  • Recruiting and interviewing
  • Training on site
  • Staff performance reviews
  • Coaching and disciplining staff
  • Daily Reconciliation and banking
  • Maintaining stock levels and regular stock takes
  • Ordering stock and receipting stock into the system
  • Manage workplace Health & Safety
  • Weekly reports

Ongoing training courses will be provided where appropriate.

To be successful you need to have the relevant management experience in day-to-day operations, ability to build strong relationships, leadership, customer focus, business acumen, cash handling, sales experience and to be a team player. A background in Service Station Management is preferred but not essential so long as you have the appropriate skill set, personality, and attitude. 

This is a permanent position working Monday to Friday with hours 7am-3pm with on-call in weekends if there is a problem. If there are any issues on the weekend this can generally be sorted over the phone as the staff are experienced and can normally handle any issues as they arise.

A job description is available on request.

If this sounds like just the role for you, email your CV and Cover letter to  or alternatively contact Jo Keig on 03 308 9675 for a confidential chat.


Service Station Site Manager required for a hands on role based in Ashburton. Great hours with excellent remuneration, Monday to Friday, 7am-3pm.

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Electrical Technician (Agricultural)

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
  • Ashburton based locally owned company
  • Comes with vehicle, phone + tool allowance
  • Varied role working in agriculture sector plus on residential and commercial projects
  • Overtime rates included

Are you an experienced Electrical Technician looking for a change? Do you have a NZ EWRB Electrical Certification? Do you enjoy a varied role where no two days can be the same?

Our client is a family-owned business who have been operating in Ashburton in the agricultural sector for over 30 years.  Due to the high demand of their quality product and continual market and company growth, they require a NZ Qualified Electrical Technician that can service their customers’ requirements in the Mid Canterbury, South Island region and beyond.

This is a key role to support a growing customer base and will include diagnosis of Pump faults, residential and commercial aspects, VSD installations, LED light programming, Switch board inspection, installation and repair. You will be responsible for electrical design, repairs, maintenance and installations, commissioning, servicing and repairs.

This is a hands-on role which will suit someone who is comfortable working autonomously with the support of a good team, is enthusiastic and motivated, and above all is reliable and trustworthy. You will have good written and verbal communication skills, have a solid background as an electrician, preferably in the agricultural sector in irrigation and have engineering experience.

To be considered for this position you will have:

  • A current NZ Electrical practising licence – EWRB Registered
  • Awareness of NZ Health & Safety
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • An understanding of the rural sector and farming
  • PLC Programming experience
  • AutoCAD
  • Excellent people skills and is customer focused
  • A positive and proactive attitude with ability to adapt
  • An understanding of hydraulics and pumps is desirable but not necessary

To be successful in this role you will need to have excellent organisational skills and record-keeping, be able to build solid relationships with colleagues and external clients and be able to problem solve.

The hours for this role are day shift, Monday to Friday 7.00am-5.00pm along with rostered on-call weekends. Overtime is paid at time and half after 50 hours.  

If you are looking for a role that presents daily challenges and variety then this may be the position for you. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test and must be conviction free.

A job description is available on request.

For further information contact Jo Keig on (03)308 9675 or email your application to

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Stores Manager

Monday, March 28th, 2022
  • Locally family-owned company
  • Agricultural industry
  • Experienced leader to take ownership
  • Company vehicle + Phone

Do you have previous experience in Warehouse Management? Have you worked in the agricultural sector and are familiar with Irrigation?

We are looking for a professional and customer service-orientated Store Manager to oversee daily operations at our busy new store based in Ashburton. As the Store Manager you will supervise the operational and organisational standards of the store and will be expected to lead, coach, and develop a small team of four. 

The purpose of the role is to ensure the warehouse operates smoothly and customers’ expectations (external and internal) are met within specific deadlines – especially during seasonal peaks.

The ideal candidate must be able to improve customer satisfaction and have comprehensive management of the store and all its day-to-day functions. In addition to being an excellent communicator, you should also demonstrate outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Day to day operations
  • Logistics and invoicing
  • People Management
  • Part of Management Team
  • Health and Safety

To be successful you will need:

  • Strong leadership and customer management ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic business acumen
  • Customer service orientated
  • Able to adapt to different people and situations
  • Take responsibility for the success of the team
  • Priority Setting and know what is important
  • Attention to Detail and accuracy
  • Motivation and drive

To be successful, you will need previous experience in Management and Customer Service within a stores or warehouse environment, preferably in agriculture and be competent with computer systems. This is a full-time permanent position, Monday to Friday and ½ day Saturdays as required during seasonal peaks.

To be considered for this position please email your current CV and Cover Letter to or phone Jo Jamison on 03 308 9675 for a confidential chat.

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Recruitment Consultant – Ashburton

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

• Salary + commission with uncapped earning potential
• Friendly and supportive team environment
• Rewarding and challenging role with daily variety
• Opportunity for personal growth and development

Join a motivated, positive and driven team, who’s success is focused on providing professional employment solutions to Clients and Job Seekers alike. Ashburton based.

This golden opportunity is best suited to someone who enjoys working in a high paced environment, is naturally resourceful and independent and enjoys problem solving to achieve Client outcomes.
This is an exciting and challenging role, where everyday will be diverse and fulfilling running your own established desk. You will enjoy networking and building your knowledge to form successful business relationships, with a wide variety of Clients and Job Seekers, for a multitude of different roles and industries from General Labourer’s, Trades people, Office administrators etc. Whether its Temporary or Permanent roles you are filling, you will enjoy the adrenalin rush of successfully matching the right person to the right job! Full training and support will be given to ensure you meet and exceed our company expectations and reputation for finding the very best fit for Job Seekers and Clients every time.
This exciting opportunity requires:

• Thinking outside of the square and using your initiative
• High level of self-confidence and belief
• Great sense of humor
• Natural problem solver
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Confidence networking and establishing new relationships
• Proficient with computers and Microsoft programmes
• Full Drivers License

Personnel Placements are seeking a diverse individual to work as an integral part of a small, experienced and highly performing team, who are invested and driven to grow and become their own personal best in the industry.
If you want a great working environment and have a positive can-do attitude, with the diverse skill set as described above, you may be the person we are looking for to complement our existing team and celebrate our future success. Standard hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday – additional hours will be required from time to time to ensure you meet your goals.

Personnel Placements Ltd pride ourselves on being employment specialists who have an excellent reputation for providing high caliber recruitment services in Mid and South Canterbury and have done so for over 22 years. If you are looking for a career with a company that is supportive, and dedicated to personal growth as well as business success then this is your opportunity to join our dedicated and committed team, who are looking forward to meeting you and helping ensure you succeed in this exciting industry.
Apply in the strictest confidence with Cover Letter and Resume to or call Wendy on 03 308 9675.

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Administrative Services Manager

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
  • Senior Administrator
  • Leadership role with Staff responsibilities
  • Varied and Challenging role
  • Agricultural sector, Ashburton based
  • Locally owned and operated

Are you an experienced Senior Office Administrator with people management skills? Do you have strong organisational ability and able to manage and oversee a variety of tasks and challenges? Are you proficient and accurate with accounts and financials?

Take ownership of a busy and varied role managing the day-to-day functions of the Office Admin team for a local Ashburton company within the rural sector.

This role would suit a Senior Administrator who is an experienced and confident people leader who is capable and self-motivated.  You will be a team player who is naturally supportive, responsive, and caring and have the ability to motivate and develop staff. This role will also require you to be proactive, process driven and organised with a strong knowledge of administrative processes within a busy organization. Financial acumen and excellent interpersonal skills are a must.

Your role will include but not limited to….

  • Office Management – management of office admin staff, developing and implementing polices and procedures, reporting, covering staff, ensuring office operations and procedures are organised.
  • Financial – GST Filing and payments, oversee payroll, international transactions, coding of expenses and transactions, daily reconciliations, CFO support as required, prepare and process FBT transactions, accounts receivable/payable and invoicing.
  • Administration – Prepare sales proposals and invoicing for sales/design team, admin tasks for procurement, input and process client information including asset register, inputting and on-boarding of new clients, purchasing vehicle ORC, producing order numbers.
  • IT – Maintain the relationship with the external IT provider and ensure staff IT queries get answered, maintain training and updates for software programs, manage IT distribution of hardware and equipment to staff.
  • Event Management – All bookings are made for Field days, functions and promotional campaigns including advertising.
  • People Management – Provide training and training programs, approve annual leave/sick days, replacement staff and performance management.
  • Management Team – Actively participate in weekly Management meetings and work with others to achieve company goals.
  • Health & Safety – Ensure a safe work environment in accordance with legislation and company procedures, annual reviews of H&S procedures.

To be successful you will need to have Management experience and customer service ability, be proficient with Xero and Microsoft Office Suite and be competent with Debtors and Creditors.

This is a full-time permanent position 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with hours of 8.00am-5.00pm.

If you love what you do but you’re looking for your next challenge where you can be accountable for your own team and responsibilities, then this may be an opportunity not to be missed.

A full job description is available on request.

If you are intrigued by this career opportunity, please send through your CV for consideration or call Jo Keig for a confidential discussion on 03 308 9675 or email

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Store Person

Thursday, January 20th, 2022
  • Local family-owned company
  • Agricultural industry
  • Time and ½ after 50 hours

An opportunity has arisen to join the team at a leading provider of irrigation solutions servicing Mid Canterbury clients. If you thrive in a role that has a demand for accuracy alongside efficient and effective time management, we currently have a full-time, permanent vacancy for your next challenge.

The purpose of the role is to ensure the warehouse operates smoothly and customers’ expectations (external and internal) are met within specific deadlines – especially during seasonal peaks. This would suit someone who is familiar with agricultural machinery and parts, has knowledge of fittings and irrigation systems and is good at finding solutions and fixing problems.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining stock levels
  • Receiving incoming goods
  • Receipting outgoing goods
  • Dealing with customer enquiries
  • Packing and dispatching phone/fax/email orders
  • Packing/sorting project or service job parts
  • Entering/allocating parts into computer system
  • Ensuring store is kept clean and presentable
  • HT Licence, F Endorsement and OSH forklift preferable

This is a full-time permanent position working Monday to Friday including rostered Saturdays during peak season. Hours during summer are 7am-5pm with overtime as required and winter hours are 8am-5pm dependant on customer demands.

Benefits Include:

  • Time and ½ after 50 hours
  • Quarterly Breakfast
  • Drinks after work each Friday

To be successful, you will need previous experience with stores or warehouse work, be competent with computer systems, physically fit as there will be some heavy lifting, show initiative, be accurate and have excellent communication and customer service skills.

To be considered for this position please email your current CV and Cover Letter to or phone Jo Jamison on 03 308 9675 for a confidential chat.

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Plastics Process Technician –Night Shift

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
  • Leadership Opportunity
  • Overtime rates and allowances
  • Fantastic Team and Culture
  • Clean, safe and efficient environment

Are you experienced in organising and leading a team in a manufacturing environment? Do you have a certificate in Plastics Processing Moulding Level 3 or Equivalent? Do you have a good understanding of NZ Health and Safety standards and able to implement new procedures?

About the role

We are looking for a hands-on Process Technician who will be responsible for the Night Shift’s production of various plastic products in the Rotational Moulding Department. You will be organising the workload and leading the Night Shift Team to ensure Health and Safety is adhered to and to manage the quality of products and the environment. As part of this role, you will provide on-going support and training to ensure the team meets daily, weekly and monthly objectives by guiding them and promoting a productive, safe and efficient environment.

The Person

To be a star performer in this role, you’ll have strong production experience, a resilient approach to your work, plus whole lot of drive and energy! 

Required Experience and Knowledge

  • Previous leadership experience required
  • Rotational Moulding Experience desirable
  • Forklift Licence and Gantry Crane desirable
  • Understanding of Health & Safety practices of LOTO & JSEAs
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Competent with computer systems and proficient with MANGO

This position is Night Shift shift working Monday to Thursday from 4.00pm-4.00am with overtime rates and allowances. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test and must be conviction free.

This is a great opportunity to join a leading and stable company who are an industry leader in their field. For further information contact Jo Keig on (03)308 9675 or email your CV and Cover letter to

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Irrigation Labourers

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
  • Locally owned Ashburton company
  • Working in a small team
  • Outdoor working environment

We are currently seeking full time labourers for an increasingly busy irrigation company based in Ashburton. The role will involve working in a team to help with repair work and assembly of pivot irrigators around Mid Canterbury.

The company are busy and need honest, reliable, and hardworking people to join their team. You will need to have a positive attitude, be physically fit, enjoy working in a team environment and be familiar with power tools. Full training will be given but an understanding of farm operations would be helpful. 

You will need to:

  • Be motivated, reliable and punctual
  • Be physically fit and prepared to work full days
  • Have practical skills and good common sense
  • Keen to learn with a positive attitude
  • Enjoy working outside

If you are looking for a change and enjoy working outdoors, then send your application in today. Email your application to or phone 03 308 9675 for more information.

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Reliable Labourers

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

• Variety of work
• Mid Canterbury area
• Opportunity to grow

If you are reliable, fit, and healthy and are looking for temporary or permanent work, we would like to hear from you!

We have multiple positions throughout Mid Canterbury with various clients in the industrial and agricultural sectors and are needing good reliable people help meet our client needs.

Full Class 1 drivers licence is preferred but not essential so long as you are able get yourself to work. If you like variety and are open to different work options this can be a good opportunity to improve your skill set and meet new people.

If you are serious about working and are ready to start work now please contact Jo on 03 308 9675 to discuss further or email your application to

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

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Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

• Clean, safe and efficient environment
• Overtime rates and allowances
• Opportunity for personal development and to upskill

Do you have experience in the plastics industry or in a factory environment? Are you competent operating machinery and taking measurements?

Our client has been operating in Ashburton for over 40 years and is part of a large global group that manufacture high quality plastic products to clients nationally and worldwide. Due to the high demand of their quality product and continual market and company growth, they require Factory Machine Operators to work set shifts on days and nights.

Night shift hours are 11.00pm-7.15am Monday to Friday. You will be operating plastic extruder machines to manufacture PE and PVC pipe while completing quality checks to ensure specific standards are met. OSH forklift would be considered favourable and full training will be provided.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test and must be conviction free.

This is a great opportunity to join a leading and stable company and benefit from the opportunities offered by a global group.

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

For further information contact Jo Jamison on (03)308 9675 or email your application to