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Fertiliser Spreader / General Farm Hand

We are looking for an operator for a modern fertiliser spreader, who has good spatial awareness to join a large scale, family owned and operated mixed farming operation of over 1,500ha.

The successful candidate can expect to receive:
• A fair hourly rate
• A warm 3-bedroom family home
• Opportunity to grow your farming career and enhance your skills

Operation of a multi-drive, self-propelled fertiliser spreader, applying fertilisers to various crops, over a 32m spread width is the main component of this role. Attention to detail is vital as you will be calibrating and recording fertiliser applications with both GreenStar GPS and manual book entry.

Although this is mainly a crop based role, for consistent hours throughout the year, other farm duties could include:

• John Deere 9870 Header operation over the harvest season
• Tractor work (cultivation, drilling, chaser bin)
• Drenching etc of store lambs via conveyor belt during the fattening period
• Moving stock as required

The ideal candidate will bring the following experience and attributes:

• At least 1 years’ tractor driving experience, using GPS systems
• Have experience and be confident working with stock (both sheep and cattle/bulls)
• Self-motivated and full of energy
• Most importantly you will thrive working as part of the team

There will be some flexibility required with days and hours to accommodate the seasonal peaks.
For the successful applicant, accommodation on farm is available.

If you have pride in what you do, are positive and enjoy seeing results please apply online, email or call 03 308 9675 for more information.

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.

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.