General Farm Hand - Waikato Farms
Fonterra
Hautapu, NZ
1d ago
  • Full Time 12 Month Fixed Term opportunity with accommodation in Hautapu
  • Develop your career with a trusted NZ employer
  • Great role with lots of variety, providing relief support across our Waikato Farms
  • About Us

    We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.

    About the opportunity :

  • This is a unique opportunity with lots of variety, working across our Waikato Farms as needed and playing a key role in supporting the day to day management of these farms;
  • including our dairy farms and cut and carry operations.

    You will be a proactive allrounder, lending your hand to daily farming activities which will include, but are not limited to : tractor driving, machinery operating, relief milking, feeding livestock, feeding calves, weed control and fencing along with some general farm administration.

    Your understanding of all things farming, positive attitude, great communication and willingness to step up when required will take you a long way.

    You will be working in a team environment, supported by on the job mentoring as well as outside training and career progression, making this an opportunity that can’t be missed.

    About You :

    This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and support our farms while continuing to develop and grow your own experience.

    You will bring a strong interest in an ongoing career in farming and have a minimum of 2 years farm experience.

    You will also bring :

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to establish effective working relationships
  • A well rounded knowledge of farming with a strong desire to learn more
  • Ability to safely operate farm machinery
  • Some form of agribusiness or a farming education would also be well regarded in this role but not essential.
  • If you're looking for an opportunity that will offer variety, great career opportunities and development while being involved with innovative farming solutions, then this is the role for you, apply now!

    Our Story

    Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive.

    Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.

    Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.

    Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.

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