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Dairy Farm – Tractor Operator & General Farm Support

We are looking for an experienced Tractor Operator to join our Plantation Dairy team.

Apatu Farms is a family-owned agribusiness. Our operations are diverse, encompassing pipfruit, viticulture, vegetable cropping, export onions, transport/logistic and dairy farming.

Our Plantation Dairy site is based in Ongaonga, Hawkes Bay. We have 1800 cows at peak, a 60 bale rotary, twice a year calving (‘Spring’: July-Oct/Nov and ‘Autumn’: January-April)  and all-year milking. We are busy! And to help us get things done we have a great team of 15+ people onsite as well as support from the wider Apatu Farms team.

About the role:

We are looing for a permanent full-time Machinery Operator to support our Plantation Dairy team. Reporting to the Farm Manager,  you will support the day to day machinery-related activities including completing all feed-out related tasks for our herd . You will also support some general farm related tasks (such as fencing etc.) from time to time to assist the wider team  to optimise the farm’s performance.

The other key bits:
  • Great team and supportive environment
  • Work is completed on a 6:2 rostered basis.
  • Competitive remuneration based on experience.

About you:

  • You hold a current drivers licence and are confident with operating tractors and other farm-related equipment
  • Previous experience working in dairy farms is a bonus but not essential.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen / Resident
  • Willing to get stuck in, work with a team and achieve high-quality results.

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