Dairy Farm Assistant - ADRDS (permanent role)
Lincoln University
Lincoln 7647 Canterbury, New Zealand
6d ago

Mō te tūnga The role

We are seeking applications for a Farm Assistant to work out our Selwyn based dairy farms.

This is not your ordinary farm role. We value work / life balance in a teaching environment - you will be working an average of 40 hours per week, paid on a salary basis.

Work with state of the art machinery and gain valuable skills working with experienced farm managers who are passionate about staff development and wellbeing.

The Ashley Dean Research and Development Station is a 470 cow farm located in Springston based on roughly 200 hectares. The farm operates a 54 bale rotary shed and is irrigated by two pivots and a lateral irrigator.

Calving happens once per year in spring.

Day to day tasks will vary but likely will be a mixture of :

  • Milking
  • Checking cows for mastitis and other issues
  • Shed hygiene
  • Shifting irrigation sprinklers
  • Effluent management
  • Feeding out
  • Weed management
  • This role pays up to $68,000 per annum total package. This includes an accommodation allowance of $300 / week, plus a clothing allowance of $520 / year.

    Relocation allowance of up to $2,000 also available.

    Ngā tino Pūkenga / Whēako Essential skills / experience for the role

    We're looking for people that are :

  • Keen to learn - attitude is the number one priority for us
  • Great at following procedures
  • Are physically fit - this is an active role
  • Have flexibility - love those early morning starts and can work outdoors in all weather
  • Have experience as a farm assistant on a dairy farm, with milking and cow management (optional)
  • Casual and part-time applications will also be considered.

    Ngā hua ka riro ki a koe What's in it for you?

    As an employee of Lincoln University, you can reap the rewards of working with a supportive team that cares about you.

    From day one you will be eligible to our staff benefits such as :

  • Supporting ongoing development
  • Work-life balance with a family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Five weeks annual leave plus five paid university holiday days per year
  • Access to member benefits with the employer-based health insurance scheme
  • A state of the art, on-campus gym with discounted fees
  • Mō mātou About us

    As the longest running agriculturally based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University's story begins with farming, but it does not end there.

    With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres, and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries.

    Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

    Tono ināianei Apply now

    Select 'Apply' to submit your CV online today.

    Specific enquiries relating to the role can be made to careers lincoln.ac.nz

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