Experienced Farm Assistant

Job ID: 556852046
Job Details
Job Details
Role Farm Assistant
Location Manawatu-Wanganui
Position Start 01/06/2018
Application Close 25/05/2018
Work Type Permanent - Full Time
Job Description This permanent full time role is on a family farm on the edge of Shannon, milking 400 (peak) cows through a modern 35ASHB. You will be required to assist and manage day to day operation of the farm, including, but not limited to, milking, A.I., animal health, calf rearing, feeding, effluent management, repairs and maintenance.
A high standard of tidiness and cleanliness is required for the new shed, farm, accommodation and section.
It is essential that you have a current full NZ driving licence and experience driving both two and four wheel motorbikes. Candidates require dairy farming experience; at least two years. It is preferable that you have experience driving a tractor. Ideally, you will have good animal husbandry skills and it is crucial that you have a willingness to learn and ideally desire to progress in the dairy industry. A positive work ethic and attitude are important requirements for this role, as is the ability to be able to communicate effectively. You need to be reliable, honest, fit, hardworking, enthusiastic and have good attention to detail. Candidates require experience with milking and shed management.
Two previous farm assistants in this role, for 3 and 4 years respectively, have gone on to obtain well-paid managerial positions and we offer a supportive and positive work environment with varied training opportunities. We like to encourage development of potential in staff and should you seek a career path we would actively support you in doing so.
In line with our Health and Safety policies there is strict adherence to the drug- and alcohol-free farm policy and will be required to consent to random drug testing.
Ideally this position would suit a family person or somebody who values and understands a family environment.If you wish to liaise about any aspects of this role then please do not hesitate to email with queries, responses to email will be at the earliest opportunity.
Competitive remuneration by negotiation depending on experience.
Accommodation Four bedroom spacious house
Hourly & Remuneration
Hourly & Remuneration
Avg Hrs / Wk 50
Rostered Time off Single rotation
12 days on / 2 days off
Remuneration By negotiation
Farm Information
Farm Information
Farm Name 45724
Farm Size (Ha) 105
Peak Cows 400
On-Farm Staff 3
Family farm, 35ASHB, modern shed (3 years old), 3 FT staff, 400 (peak) cows, spring calving. 4 bedroom spacious house with reasonable section.
Any queries please email Sharon Williams at sharonhumphrey@hotmail.com; your queries will be responded to at the earliest opportunity. Should you prefer to discuss then please email with your contact number and we will respond to your request.
How to Apply
Contact Details
Sharon Williams