Dairy Farm Assistant and Calf Rearer Roles - West Coast
Pāmu
All of New Zealand or Perm, NZ
11h ago

Are you a Dairy Assistant looking to progress your skills on another farm? Are you curious about other farm systems? Or are you considering changing your career?

Would a fixed-term role as a Calf Rearer suit you over the winter months? Trade in the 9-5 for a fulfilling life working out in nature, with animals, and being part of a close-knit team.

We are looking for Dairy Assistants and fixed-term Calf Rearers who are passionate about giving their best and being well-rewarded for it.

Pāmu offers various rosters (such as 6 / 2, 6 / 3, 5 / 2, etc.) so you can have a good work-life balance. You’ll take pride in your herd and will keep them healthy, happy and productive.

Working outside as part of a team, you’ll learn about animal welfare, perform general farm maintenance duties, bring the cows in for milking, and shift cows and young stock.

What does it take to be a DA? You’ll take pride in a job well done. You’ll love being outside and working with your hands.

We farm in all seasons, hot, dry, windy, rainy you’ll be adaptable and not afraid of a little bad weather. If you're interested in a fixed-term Calf Rearing role, we'd love for you to have experience, but we're also happy to train you.

The biggest thing you need is empathy, patience, and an affinity for calves. If you’re looking to change careers but you’ve never worked with animals before, don’t worry! We have DAs who were afraid of large animals before working with us.

If you are self-motivated and willing to learn, our farm staff are happy to train people who are ready to get stuck in.Pāmu has farms from the top of the north to the bottom of the south and we anticipate that roles will be available all throughout New Zealand.

You’ll be able to tell us where in the country you want to live and whether you can relocate when you apply. Key Skills / Educational Requirements We’re looking for experienced Dairy Assistants who are motivated to develop their skills and will be willing to share knowledge with others.

We’ll also consider people looking to change careers. Our successful career changers have been house movers, chefs, retail workers, people managers, metal fabricators, miners, computer technicians you name it, we’ve got em.

If you’re not afraid to get in and work on some of the most beautiful farms in New Zealand, you should seriously consider a career in farming.

Our DAs receive a competitive salary plus benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, and more. Most permanent roles come with an up-to-date, warm house (calf rearers drive in / out to work).

We also provide all of your Personal Protective Equipment from day one. To see all of the roles that are available, click on the "Click Here To See Available Jobs" button.

If you’re uploading your CV from a mobile phone, save it to your file folder on your phone first, as sometimes the dropbox or google docs option doesn't work very well.

If you have any questions, email Nancy Ford at fordn landcorp.co.nzPāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming Limited, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming Limited.

Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and undergo a criminal background check prior to being appointed.

To be eligible for this role, you must be available for an in-person interview and have unrestricted legal rights to work in New Zealand.

Our values are core to who we are at Pāmu and the way that we all work together. We are Grounded, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder.

To read more, click on this link to see them on our website.Due to border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility.

If you are a NZ citizen or resident returning home, please be sure to include an explanatory note with your travel plans & timelines for being back in the country.

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