Dairy Farm Assistant - Ruru Dairy

West Coast - Greymouth
Dairy Operations – Ruru Dairy /
Permanent - On Farm /
·         Join our supportive team and work in a learning environment
·         800 milking cows through a 60-bail rotary
·         Located on the West Coast - Greymouth with a 3-bedroom house included

Join our team at Ruru Dairy Unit and assist with milking, feeding out, farm maintenance, data recording and more!

The Opportunity
We have an opening for a Dairy Farm Assistant on one of our iconic West Coast farms, Ruru Dairy Unit.  This is a typical ‘sleeves up’ shoulder to shoulder team-oriented farm that has all the development opportunities that comes with being part of a large organisation.
On a day-to-day basis you’ll assist with milking, the feeding out, farm maintenance, data recording, etc.  This property is well run and productive, with high standards for cleanliness and structure. 
We’ve got good processes and procedures in place that you’ll be comfortable working within.  You’ll be brought up to speed to lead by example with your good animal health knowledge, robust planning and pasture management skills, and feed budgeting.
The Farm
Ruru is a 441 effective ha block, milking 800 cows through a 60-bail rotary with ACR’s and MilkHub technology. Ruru is located 10 minutes from Lake Brunner, 30 minutes from Greymouth and two and a half hours from Christchurch.
About You
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to join a progressive organisation with a supportive, positive manager who will ensure that you have the right skills and training for your own development. 
Ideally, you’ll have a hunger to learn and develop a first-class attitude to Health and Safety, animal welfare and environmental management. Personal development is encouraged and supported, with all team members encouraged to upskill, through Ag ITO, Farm IQ & Farmax.
We offer a competitive remuneration, accommodation, and benefits package, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals. The school bus pick up for Moana Primary School (15 minutes away) is at the farm gate.  Secondary school pickup is also at the gate for Greymouth High Schools.
Apply Now
If you have any questions, contact Trinity Jackson, Farm Manager on 021 417 110.
Applications close Sunday 3 March 2024.
We’ll be contacting qualified applicants throughout the advertising period so don’t wait to put your application through!

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.