Dairy Production Manager - Tram Road

West Coast - Westport
Dairy Operations – Tram Road Dairy Unit /
Permanent - On Farm /
On-site
•              Bring your passion for animals and grow your dairy career
•              Join our supportive team environment, located south of Westport
•              Competitive salary, additional benefits and 4-bedroom house
 
Develop your dairying skills and work on the West Coast in this Dairy Production Manager role.
 
The Opportunity
We are looking for a motivated individual with great communication skills to join and support the team as 2IC.  
 
Your day-to-day activities will involve bringing the cows in for milking, doing the milking, shifting both the cows and the young stock, etc. You will support the Farm Manager in the day-to-day planning, coaching staff and running of the farm including include taking on responsibility for feed allocation, animal health, budgeting, and animal records.  You will work as part of a roster system.
 
This role will also provide you with the chance to be the go-to support for the Farm Manager, which will involve stepping in to manage the operations when the Manager is on rostered time off.
 
The Farm
Located 10 minutes south of Westport, Tram Road Dairy Unit is a unique dairy farm due to its undulating terrain and significant amount of QE2 and DOC reserves within its boundary. Recreational activities abound, both inside and outside the farm boundary.
 
Stats:
•              880 Kiwi Cross Cows peak milk
•              60 bail rotary with ACRs and Milk Hub
•              Approx 429 ha effective and 300 ha bush
•              Rolling terrain with sandy soils
 
About You
You will bring sound knowledge/experience across all aspect of dairy operations and have a positive attitude towards health and safety, and animal welfare.
 
You will also have:
•              Minimum of 3 years’ experience in dairy farming
•              Reliability and a good work ethic with an affinity and passion for stock
•              Skills in motivating your team and ability to keep accurate and detailed records
•              Excellent time management and communication skills
•              First class attitude to Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Management
•              Current and full NZ drivers licence
 
Benefits
A 4-bedroom house is available for the successful candidate along with a comprehensive salary package which includes life and health insurance. Convenient location to schooling options and a fantastic range of recreational activities in the area. Pāmu is proud to offer development and training as well as provide employees with a good work-life balance.
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 3 March 2024. 
Please do not hesitate to apply as we will be speaking with strong candidates as and when they apply.
 
For more details about the role, please contact Preet Singh – Farm Manager on 027 215 1244.

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. We are unable to accept applicants on temporary work visas for permanent opportunities.

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.  

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.