Enviro And Farm Worker

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Payment: $18hr+Holiday pay and accommodation Location: Central Otago Alexandra / Omakau
Region: Otago/Queenstown/Wanaka Experience: Limited Experience Necessary

We are small family farm located in Omakau Central Otago, close to Queenstown and Wanaka, (winter skiing) hiking, fishing, swimming and other outdoor areas. We require a fit and physically able person to help on our farm for 8 -12 weeks from Mid Jan 2020.

Tasks will involve planting riparian margins, care of new plants, assisting with feeding calves, animal health & hygiene and general care of our calves, Assist with milkings(2 x per day) on a daily basis, weed control and general farm tasks. From time to time, you will be required to help with other jobs on the farm. This job needs a person who is able to lift and move heavy items, is patient, calm and careful with our animals. You must be able to work as part of a team as well as unsupervised.  

The position has a minimum of six days per week and minimum, 5 hours per day on a roster. You will be sharing accommodation with two other lads who work full time permanently on the farm. (Shared accommodation requires you to be clean, tidy easy going ahd have the ability to follow house rules) Having your own transport is essential as the farm is 7Km from local shops. For further information give us a call or email stratty@farmside.co.nz

Cheers Hamish 027 2210173

 

What we are looking for:

  • Having worked with large animals as an absolute minimum (cattle, cows sheep)
  • Milking and/or calving experience required in most jobs
  • A  working holiday visa and already in New Zealand or planning to come soon.
  • Some previous experience driving/riding a tractor, motorbike and/or quad bike desirable. 
  • Commitment to work for a minimum of 2 months.
  • Good communication skills including fluent spoken English as you will be required to follow instructions and work in an environment where you will be operating machinery.
  • A valid driver's license may be required for some jobs as may be a car.
  • Ability to work in a team and also on your own when required.
  • Importantly, a strong work ethic.

What we can offer you:

  • Opportunity to see some of New Zealand's most beautiful landscapes.
  • Plenty of work hours from 35-60 hours per week.
  • Furnished accommodation, shared with other workers (shared costs for power and internet).
  • Consistent salary starting at minimum wage plus holiday pay.
  • Domestic travel to farm cost subsidy of $200 upon completion of 12 weeks of work.

 

Please contact Hamish

0272210173

stratty@farmside.co.nz

To apply: please apply with your CV and NZ cell phone number. If you are currently abroad, we can set up a Skype interview. 

Note: only candidates with relevant experience will be contacted.