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(Archived) Sheep Milker/Farm Assistant

Last Updated: 22/11/22

Job Description

Exciting, full-time, permanent opportunity for a rural lifestyle.
Work with a fabulous family business, who are passionate about Sheep Milking.

A great opportunity for a Farm Assistant to join a family-owned sheep farm in the Selwyn area.

As the Farm Assistant, you will be involved in the day-to-day activities including the milking of 600 Sheep, and monitoring the stock. This role will suit a self-reliant and enthusiastic person with livestock experience, who has the ability to show initiative, responsibility and have a positive attitude to work.

They require an excellent team player with a can-do attitude who really takes pride in everything they do. You need to be safe, responsible, helpful, observant, able to complete tasks to a high standard with attention to detail, a good communicator, productive and able to work in a team or on your own, organized and tidy, fit and healthy, and be willing to learn.

The successful applicant will require the following skills and experience

  • Milking is an advantage, but full training will be given
  • Have an enthusiastic attitude and motivation to think strategically, while being able to prioritise and problem solve on the job
  • Genuine interest in livestock welfare and practice of low-stress stock handling
  • Able to manage the physical demands of the job
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ideally have a Full Driver License

Apply today so you don't miss out on this great opportunity.

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.