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Want a job in one of New Zealand’s most booming and promising industries – Horticulture?Water and sustainable practices is critical to our business success and that of New Zealand.

LeaderBrand Produce Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse horticultural businesses with operations in Ashburton, Matamata, Pukekohe and a base in Gisborne.

Our continued growth creates exciting opportunities for our existing staff and also leads to new roles and opportunities for fresh ideas and expertise to join the team.

Job Description

We are currently seeking to attract an Irrigation Leading Hand with supervisorial experience to support the Irrigation Operation’s Manger.

Job Requirements

This is a full time permanent role based out of Gisborne. It is an operational role and will encompass all aspects of Leaderbrand’s irrigation systems, from maintenance and day to day operation to infrastructure instalment.  As a leading hand you will be required to provide support and leadership within your team.

Our water application is largely based around bore and underground ring main infrastructure with the latest telemetry monitoring but also surface water takes around the district, utilizing boom hose reel irrigators, solid set sprinklers and drip irrigation systems.

How To Apply

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test, hold a full current NZ Driver’s License and should have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

Applications close: 18 November 2018, please forward your CV and cover letter to Alex Aitken

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Company Information
  • Type Growers
  • First Name Gordon
  • Last Name McPhail
  • Crop types grown
    Crop type #1: Broccoli + Lettuce + Salad Leaf
  • Crop size #1: 1000ha
  • Crop type #2: Squash + Sweetcorn
  • Crop size #2: 1700ha
  • Crop type #3: Grapes
  • Crop size #3: 210ha
  • Business Age (years) 43
  • Planned Business Growth Ever forward thinking, LeaderBrand strives to be the best at what we do, in every aspect of our business. This mean investing in our people, plant, property and processes. Our continued growth creates exciting opportunities for our existing staff and also leads to new roles and opportunities for fresh ideas and expertise to join the team. Having more than doubled our salad program in the last 12 months, we are consistently seeking opportunities to expand across our growing regions. Our new salad processing plant was commissioned in 2017 and is one of the largest and most sophisticated factories of it's kind in the Southern Hemisphere. We are proud to be at the front of technology and development in our industry. And our crop management office boasts a team of highly experienced Agronomists from around the world, who are currently looking at other potential crop growing regions across New Zealand for development opportunities. It is our vision for this kind of diversification that cements our position in the industry and helps us to guarantee supply to our customers.
  • How many of the following staff do you employ annually?
    Full-Time: 300
  • Seasonal: 250
  • Are you willing to engage with support agencies? Yes