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Tractor/Ag Machinery Operator

For an ag machinery career in a future-focused business apply today! 

We have a permanent opportunity for a Tractor/Ag Machinery Operator to join our Ag division. 

Apatu Farms is a leading, family-owned, Hawkes Bay agribusiness focused on growing quality produce for local and global customers. Our operations here in the Bay are very diverse, growing, transporting and exporting a variety of fruit and vegetables.  

About the role: 

You will operate a modern fleet (including John Deere, Fendt and Case with GPS autosteer) and be a part of a great team who are always keen to share their knowledge and experience (and some laughs). In this role you will be exposed to a wide range of crops and activities due to the diversity of our operations.
The other key bits: 

  • Great team and work environment 
  • Work is completed on a rostered basis 
  • Competitive hourly rates 
  • Full training is provided with ongoing personal/professional development support available  

About you: 

  • You hold a Class 1 licence (WTR endorsements are an advantage but not essential) 
  • Previous tractor operating experience is preferable 
  • Willingness to get stuck in, work with a team and achieve high-quality results. 
  • Currently eligible to work in New Zealand. 


While we are currently looking for experienced Ag Machinery Operators, if tractors are in your blood and you have a clean, Class 1 Full licence and are keen on a career in Ag machinery operation reach out to us at jobs@apatugroup.com  

For a confidential chat about this role send us an email at jobs@apatugroup.com or reach out to our Field Ops Manager – Dean Lowther on 027 671 6446.  

Does this sound like you?