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(Archived) Dairy Farm Assistant

Last Updated: 13/11/22

Job Description

Our client is an industry leader in sustainable dairy; with innovative farming practices and state-of-the-art processing, they produce milk products for a global audience.

They’re looking for a Dairy Farm Assistant to join one of their farms close to Christchurch. This farm is a 260ha irrigated dairy farm located near Dunsandel, peak milking 950 cows through a 50-bale rotary shed with ACR and ProTrak. The farm receives wastewater from the nearby milk factory and works closely with the factory team.

You will assist the Farm Manager in achieving agreed production and profitability targets from the herd and farm resources, participating in all farm management activities as required.

What’s in it for you?

  • Market competitive salary (weekly pay)
  • Immediate start available
  • Short and long-term, temporary to permanent opportunities - what works best for you?
  • All PPE gear provided
  • Shared accommodation in a 4 bedroom homestead house with electricity provided (two people in the house permanently, with the possibility of others temporarily through calving or calf rearing periods)
  • Subsidised healthcare and free flu vaccinations
  • Subsidised social events
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • At least 2 years experience working full time in any industry; agricultural work experience is preferred but not necessary
  • NCEA Level 2
  • Full, clean driver's licence
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to manage own time efficiently and productively
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • An affinity for animals
  • To be a strong team member who enjoys being a part of a successful team
  • To provide a current CV with two contactable work references
  • To pass a drug test

This fantastic opportunity allows you to work with an award-winning company. Things on the farm move quickly, so energy and enthusiasm will stand you in good stead.

If you see everything as an opportunity, always strive for the best, can pass a drug test, and are ready to get to work, don’t sleep on it - we want to hear from you.

Apply now by filling out the form here:

Company Details

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Canstaff is a specialised recruitment and labour-hire agency for New Zealand construction, civil construction, engineering, manufacturing and logistics sectors. We’re here to help you do your business better by removing the risk, hassle and paperwork of having full-time employees.