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Full Time Pipfruit Block Supervisor

Advertiser: Wai-West Horticulture LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Aug 2019
Tasman, Rest of Tasman
$40,000 - $49,999
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Horticulture

The remuneration will be dependent on skills and experience.

Are you passionate about horticulture and the business of growing export quality produce? Come and grow with Wai-West Horticulture. We are a large horticultural operation with a focus on growing superior quality fruit for prominent local and global customers. We are based on the Waimea Plains near Richmond, Nelson growing a mix of pipfruit, boysenberries and kiwifruit on over 200 hectares of land. 

The Nelson district is a lovely place to live, consistently enjoying the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand and offering an abundance of activities including, water sports, mountain biking, hiking and the creative arts.

Our Ford Block is a 25ha new pipfruit development, which incorporates exciting new growing systems to deliver high performing varieties to meet the ever changing global demand. 

You will need attention to detail and will be able to put your hands to a wide range of tasks. You will be involved in all aspects of the fruit production, this will require a good level of fitness and health. 

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

• experience (minimum of 3-5 years) in all aspects of orchard operations including development, pruning, thinning, spraying, harvest
• a willingness to learn and adapt to change and be able to find solutions to challenges 
• able to work unsupervised in a productive and proactive way
• supervisory experience
• high level of communication skills and good with a mix of culturally diverse people
• experience operating plant and machinery
• Growsafe certification
• a clean driving licence and your own reliable transport
• the flexibility to work extended hours, when required

We typically work an 8 hour day with additional hours as required depending on the seasonal tasks. In winter we work 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8am to 1pm (if needed). Minimum of 40 hours per week. 

You will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

The closing date for application is Friday 30th August 2019.

If you fit the criteria above and are a NZ resident looking for long term work. Please apply online at, e-mail your CV to or alternatively apply in writing to:

Full Time Pipfruit Block Supervisor 
Wai-West Horticulture Ltd
PO Box 2244
Nelson 7041

All applicants will be treated in strict confidence. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged immediately and reviewed after the closing date.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?

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