Dairy Farm Assistant - Ajax Dairy Unit - Taupo

Waikato- Central Plateau - Taupo, New Zealand /
Dairy Operations – Dairy /
Permanent - On Farm
Looking for a role that will build on your current skills and support you as you grow and develop?  Would you like to have good work-life balance with a 6/2 – 6/3 roster as part of a high performing dairy farm in Taupo? 
 
We have a Dairy Farm Assistant role available on one of our highest performing dairy farms.  Milking 800 cows 50-50 split calving through a 54 bail rotary shed twice a day, there’s a lot going on at Ajax Dairy Unit.  This farm has a newly promoted farm manager and a strong supportive team.
 
This team operates as a whole – no one job is left only to one person.  Sharing knowledge and pitching in as well as having regular 1/1 time with the 2IC to develop your technical skills are a real plus on this property.  We feature a 6/2 roster for six months a year, and a 6/3 roster the other half of the year, and milk all throughout the year (including winter).  You’ll be encouraged to get involved with Primary ITO courses and will be given the time and schedule to enable you to complete them, as well as scope to apply your learnings on the farm. 
 
We use a variety of farm vehicles here, including motorcycles and side by sides.  If you’re not confident on motorcycles, we are happy to train you up.
 
Pāmu believes in providing a safe work environment for their employees which means that you’ll be provided with all of your PPE from day one.  We have a strong culture of health and safety and expect that our successful candidate will lead by example with regards to safe work practices.  
 
This role comes with a two-bedroom duplex home and school bus pick-up to quality local schools right at the farm gate.  Living in Taupo affords lots of opportunities for a range of recreational activities including fishing, and hunting.
 
We offer an attractive salary with additional benefits, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your career goals.
 
For an informal chat about the role, contact Jesse Craig, Farm Manager at craigj@landcorp.co.nz, or 0225640892   
 
Applications for this role will not be accepted after the 25th of January 2022, with interviews taking place the following week.  We’ll be contacting qualified applicants throughout the advertising period so don’t wait to put your application through! 
Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and undergo a criminal background check prior to being appointed.  

All new employees at Pāmu must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 on or before their start date, and be committed to keeping their vaccination status updated. If a medical exemption has been issued to you by the Ministry of Health, we may be able to consider your application on a case-by-case basis. Your vaccination status will be verified by a third-party provider as part of our pre-employment process. No details other than "verified" or "unverified" are held by our third-party provider or Pāmu.

To be eligible for this role, you must be available for an in-person interview and have unrestricted legal rights to work in New Zealand.  

Our values are core to who we are at Pāmu and the way that we all work together.  We are Grounded, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder. To read more, click on this link to see them on our website. To see what it's like to work in our Dairy team, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Dairy Assistant at Pāmu, or to learn about what our Livestock team is all about, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Shepherd at Pāmu.

Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming Limited, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming Limited.