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Job Description

Do you want to take the next step in your horticulture career? Do you love working with people? Do you want to work for a growing business? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you!

With over 30 years’ experience in the horticulture industry, operating in both the Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay regions, Ngai Tukairangi Trust is highly successful kiwifruit business. After more than doubling our operations in the last two years, we are currently experiencing significant growth.

As a result, we have increasing career opportunities for talented people who want to take their horticulture career to the next level. With ongoing training and support and a positive organisational culture, we believe Ngai Tukairangi Trust may be the place for you.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Orchard Leading Hand to join our Heretaunga team. This a full-time permanent position based in Fernhill, Napier. This role covers a variety of operational tasks such as orchard spraying, tractor work, irrigation and structural maintenance.

You will be a team player, with can-do attitude and ability to think laterally to solve a problem. You’ll have a passion for operational excellence and the ability to adopt new technology. You’ll show a willingness to learn and be able to work flexible hours as the season dictates.

You will also have:

  • Good initiative and be able to work unsupervised
  • Experience operating machinery and tractors
  • Planning and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and accurate record keeping skills
  • A good level of physical fitness and be able to work outdoors for up to 8 hours at a time

Preferred but not essential:

  • GrowSafe Certificate
  • Forklift Licence

This is an exceptional opportunity to drive your career forward with an industry leading Maori-owned business that likes to take action. Be a part of a close-knit team with the knowledge that your contribution makes a difference!

Ngai Tukairangi Trust is committed to being a drug free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test and medical. Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

How To Apply

To apply for this role please send cv and cover letter to phoebe@ngaituk.co.nz

Applications close on Friday 25th January

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Company Information
  • Full Address 1733 Korokipo Road, Fernhill, New Zealand
  • Type Growers
  • First Name Phoebe
  • Last Name Riddell
  • Crop types grown
    Crop type #1: Kiwifruit
  • Crop size #1: 50 h/a
  • Business Age (years) 30 years
  • How many of the following staff do you employ annually?
    Full-Time: 20
  • Part-Time: 2
  • Seasonal: 100
  • What is your hourly rate for seasonal staff?
    From: 17.50
  • Are you willing to engage with support agencies? Yes