Employment

Position: Orchard Manager


Job Spec:

Duties: Included but not limited to the following

  • Staff Recruitment\Training/Supervising
  • Design, monitor and maintain irrigation systems
  • Strawberry plant variety monitoring and selection
  • Plant maintenance
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • P & D monitoring/chemical selection/weather predicting/boom spraying
  • Soil/leaf testing timing fertilizer application via 3 rd. party recommendation
  • Collect information on orchard activities and crop progress
  • Estimate harvest volume/dates and supply levels
  • Prepare and manage financial budgets
  • Liaise with marketers/sales/logistics
  • Monitor and update food hygiene and best practice SOP's/H & S/local & international regulations
  • Payroll and staff administration duties
  • Heavy truck driving
  • Dispatch docketing/loading & unloading trucks

Current Certification/Experience Required

  • Level 4 plus Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (or comparative certification)
  • Minimum 4 years experiacnce in the Horticulture Industry
  • Advanced Grow safe to Approved Handler level
  • Forklift Licenses
  • Full Driver licenses
  • Heavy vehicle licenses
  • Dangerous good licenses
  • Advanced knowledge chemical application (minimum 4 years experience)
  • Food Safety &HACCP certified
  • Staff Supervision Training Certificate
  • Advanced First Aid Course

To apply for this job, please click here and fill out our application form.

Position: Heavy Truck Driver


We are currently looking for an experienced Truck Driver.

Job Spec:

  • Loading and un loading 8.5 ton curtain slider truck
  • Hamilton to Auckland daily run
  • Class 4 drivers licence
  • Forklift Licence
  • First aid certificate
  • Experience in the driving industry
  • Documentation (raising consignment notes
  • Pay rate $15-00 plus Holiday Pay
  • 5-7 days per week (negotiable)
  • Hours 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Flexibility with working hours
  • Ability to work and communicate with wide range of nationalities

To apply for this job, please click here and fill out our application form.

Position: Pack House Manager – Strawberries


We are currently looking for an experiences Pack house manager to manage our busy straw-berry pack house operation.

Job Spec:

  • Supervising the Pack house operations to ensure all sale orders are processed on time.
  • Supervise and train other employees in safely handling delicate produce in accordance with Food Hygiene standards
  • Staff rosters
  • Maintaining employee attendance records
  • Auditing start and finish times
  • Process weekly Payroll
  • Quality control and
  • Ensuring all health and safety requirements are met
  • Pay rate: $15-00 per hour + Holiday Pay
  • Hours: 7 am to 5 pm (highly flexible)
  • Must have the ability to work outside these hours
  • Days: Monday to Saturday (7 days preference)
  • Full Drivers Licence
  • Forklift Licence
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Clean Police record
  • No out standing fines
  • Previous experience in pack house supervision and Food Hygiene standards
  • Advantageous to have the ability to communicate with predominantly Malaysian staff (speak Mandarin)

To apply for this job, please click here and fill out our application form.

Position: Strawberry 'Production Line' Packer


We are currently looking for an experienced Strawberry 'Production Line' Packer.

Job Spec:

Physical Work:

  • Working at a packing table packing strawberries into numerous punnets
  • Grading berries for size, colour , shape and ripeness
  • Sorting damaged and unsaleable berries to waste product
  • Packing previously graded strawberries into different shape punnets for various markets
  • Weigh the completed punnet
  • Place them in the conveyor

Attributes:

  • One needs the ability to stand comfortably whilst working all day
  • Good hand/eye con-ordination
  • Quick decision making abilities
  • Fast and continuos work rate
  • Systematic and methodical thought processes.
  • Flexibility in working hours (dependant on crop harvest)
  • Ability to understand instruction and learn techniques quickly
  • Good strong work ethics and the ability to work long hours (10-14 hours some days)

Other Points:

  • Work in a large close team of many cultures
  • Fluent English language
  • Incentive payment scheme based on quality/quantity of packed berries
  • The ability to work in a 'close family environment'
  • Reliable and dependable to fulfil contract.
  • Prompt and conscious of start and finish times and break times
  • Limited staff accommodation at a subsidised cost
  • Limited staff transport at a subsidised cost

To apply for this job, please click here and fill out our application form.

Position: Contract Strawberry Picker


We are currently looking for an experienced Contract Strawberry Picker.

Job Spec:

Physical Work:

  • Pick strawberries from a bending over position into 2litre ice cream bowl
  • Grading and sorting berries in the fields
  • Cleaning off of damaged and diseased berries from the plants
  • Cleaning off of old diseased leaves from the plants
  • Placing the 12@ 1 kg bowls of strawberries into bread trays
  • Carry and stacking the full 15 kg bread trays at the end of the line
  • Recording and collating your individual totals with the truck driver for process
  • Work hours generally from 6am to 1 pm 7days per week (weather dependant)

Attributes:

  • One needs the ability to bend whilst working
  • Good hand/eye co-ordination
  • Quick decision making abilities
  • Systematic and methodical work speed
  • Flexibility in working hours (dependant on crop harvest )
  • Ability to understand instruction and learn techniques quickly
  • Good strong work ethics and the ability to work quickly
  • The endurance to work out side in all weather condition from rain to hot sun.
  • Mostly daily harvest completed between the hours of 6am and 2 pm

Other Points:

  • Work in a large close team of many cultures
  • Fluent English language
  • Incentive payment scheme based on quality/quantity of packed berries
  • The ability to work in a 'close family environment'
  • Reliable and dependable to fulfil contract.
  • Prompt and conscious of start and finish times and break times
  • Limited staff accommodation at a subsidised cost
  • Limited staff transport at a subsidised cost
  • One has the ability to earn up to $20-00 per hour

To apply for this job, please click here and fill out our application form.