Irrigation Operator/General Hand 273 views

Job Description

We are currently seeking Irrigation Operator/General Hands to join our team for the summer season.

Job Requirements

The role includes the daily operation of irrigation systems, record keeping, maintenance of equipment, moving irrigation pipes, and tractor work. You need to be physically fit, reliable and be able to think on your feet and solve problems as you go.

This fulltime, seasonal role is based out of Makauri, Gisborne and will commence as soon as possible and run through to approximately end of March 2019, depending on the progress of the season and workload available.

Shifts are generally 12 hours and you must be available to work weekends as well as week-days.

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