Dairy Farm Assistant/ Assistant Dairy Production Manager

Waikato- Central Plateau - Taupo
Dairy Operations – Dairy
Permanent - On Farm
•Variety of roles available
•Farms of different sizes
•Develop your farming career

This is your chance to join New Zealand’s largest farming organisation and help with our business transformation. We want customers to know they can trust the quality of our products and farming and Kiwis to be proud of what we do. Pamu farms are about farming smart and with care.

The Opportunity
We have both Dairy Farm Assistant and Assistant Dairy Production Manager roles available across a number of our farms on Landcorp’s Pastoral Complex near Taupo. Farm sizes range from 800 – 1900 cows. As Dairy Farm Assistant your role is to perform day-to-day duties that include milking and general stock work. As Assistant Dairy Production Manager you assist the Production Manager with management of the herd and dairy operations and perform general farm duties.

What you will bring
•1 – 2 years of dairy farming experience
•First class attitude to Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental management
•Positive attitude and pride in your work and surrounding environment 
•Restricted or full NZ drivers licence

If you are interested in the Assistant Dairy Production Manager role we are also looking for tractor driving experience and some Animal Health and Pasture Management experience.

Irrespective of the role you will bring a positive attitude, a strong willingness to learn and to work together with your co-workers.

On-farm accommodation is available for all roles.

Apply below, including a brief covering letter and current CV.  For an informal chat about the roles, please call Louis Weitenberg (Dairy Business Manager) on 027 956 5515.

Applications close Thursday 5 December 2019.
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.  

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:  We are proud guardians of our land and our animals, and we are grounded in our connections with these; our proactive protection of the environment ensures a prosperous future for now and for generations to come.
GENUINE:  We are genuine, always keeping it real, considering our neighbours and our impact; we are easy to engage with and we always deliver what we commit to.
BOLD:  We are bold in our vision, not afraid of the new; always growing and improving for a sustainable future in farming.
SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER:  We work together, shoulder-to-shoulder, united as a team to ensure each other’s’ safety and wellbeing; we bring out the best in each other and the communities we work in.

Pāmu is recognised within New Zealand and internationally as standing for best practice and sustainability.  We have a strong culture of safety and respect for the land, our people, and the animals under our care.  We’re a State-Owned-Enterprise with a nationwide portfolio of farms that produce milk, beef, lamb, wool, venison, deer velvet, wood and more.  Pāmu strives to be a leader in New Zealand agriculture, carefully creating natural products of high quality.