Water Specialist - Rangitaiki Station - Taupo

Waikato- Central Plateau - Taupo, New Zealand /
Livestock Operations – Livestock /
Permanent - On Farm
Have you worked with water pump systems?  Are you good at problem solving?  Do you have a knack for figuring out how things work, and how to keep them working? 

Our Water Specialist performs a critical function on Rangitaiki.  Responsible for 21 different reticulated water systems, you’ll make sure that everything is in working order so that water is supplied out in the field to our farm teams.  You’ll perform upkeep and monitoring so that we get the best performance from our systems.  When a system does go down, you’ll have learned the system well enough to work your way backward, identify the issue, problem solve and rectify it quickly.  You’ll have a calm disposition and a level head during high pressured times when the water does go out. 

Our systems are vast and complex, which will keep you busy.  We have started using Halo to monitor some of our water systems, which is a cool piece of farm tech for you to learn.  The Halo system performs monitoring functions and sends updates to your phone and email. 
You’ll be great for this role if you are level-headed, practical and handy, and have a good understanding of farm systems.  You’ll be good at planning and will be able to stay on top of monitoring all systems.  If you’ve got experience with water reticulation and/or understand the hydraulics of water, that would helpful but is not required.  Experience with or an understanding of electricity works would also be beneficial.  Your ability to problem solve will be the best indicator of success in this role.  We are happy to upskill a candidate with the right disposition and motivation.

Our former Water Specialist, now the Infrastructure Manager, will work closely with you to get you up to speed on the necessary systems.  You’ll work with a large, extended team including the machinery team, the fencer generals, and various contractors who work on the farm.  It’s a positive environment with everyone working together to keep the farm running its best.

Rangitaiki is New Zealand’s third largest farm, and Pāmu’s second largest farm, with 8317 ha supporting 85,000 stock units in beef, sheep, deer and finishing. 

This role comes with a competitive pay package that includes salary and health insurance (plus more).  Accommodation will be discussed at interview as this role would suit a drive in/drive out arrangement nicely. 

Pāmu has a strong commitment to Health & Safety and all of our employees are expected to operate with the highest levels of attention to health and safety in all aspects.  We provide all of your PPE and also regularly maintain our farm vehicles to ensure that you’re working in a safe environment. 

If you’ve got any questions, get in touch with Brendan Silvester at silvesterb@landcorp.co.nz   Applications will not be accepted after Thursday, 4th March 2021.   
Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming of NZ, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming of NZ.

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, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder. To read more, click on this link to see them on our website.

Due to border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility. If you are a NZ citizen or resident returning home, please be sure to include an explanatory note with your travel plans & timelines for being back in the country.