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Service Technician (Orchards & Vineyard)

Join our workshop services team and support our orchard and vineyard teams.

Apatu Farms is a family-owned Hawkes Bay agribusiness focused on growing and supplying quality produce and dairy for prominent local and global customers.  

 We have a newly created permanent opportunity for a motivated Service Technician to join our established Workshop Team.   

About the role:

As part of our Workshop Services Team you will support our wider operations by leading our Orchard/Vineyard related repairs and maintenance. Through your delivery of timely, effective, and reliable repairs you will help to ensure we can meet our crop spraying, mowing, tree husbandry and harvest goals.  

 You will leverage your previous experience to ensure our plant, machinery and vehicles are operating to a high-standard (with minimal down-time). 

You will:
  • Manage adequate services on all tractors & equipment. 
  • Complete seasonal overhauls of critical plant 
  • Regularly inspect tractors, mobile platforms, crop sprayers, mowers etc to ensure full functionality and safety. 
  • Address breakdowns on a need’s basis with urgency. 


About you:

  • You will have proven experience managing the maintenance of a fleet of machinery/vehicles (ideally in an ag/horticultural environment) to ensure downtime is kept to a minimum. 
  • Sound knowledge of engine servicing, hydraulics and pumping equipment. 
  • Ability to identify issues, diagnose faults and/or malfunctions and make recommendations to address these. 
  • Great time management and planning skills 
  • Willingness to get stuck in and support the wider team. 
  • Commitment to a safe and healthy workplace. 


We offer competitive remuneration dependent on skills and experience and a great team environment.

Applicants also need to have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Visa. Applications close 5pm Thursday 11 July 2024 – however we will be actively reviewing applications so applications may close prior to this date. 


Apatu Farms 

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To find out more about us, visit our website: www.apatufarms.co.nz 

Applications are closed for this season.