Dairy Farm Assistant - Burgess Dairy

Waikato- Central Plateau - Taupo /
Dairy Operations – Burgess Dairy Unit /
Fixed Term - On Farm
/ On-site
·         Milking 600 cows through a 54-bail rotary shed with ACRs
·         Fixed-term opportunity from 1 August 2023 until 1 February 2024
·         10 minutes from Taupo, additional benefits and accommodation included
Bring your dairy farming experience to this fixed-term opportunity on Burgess Dairy during our busy calving season. 
The Opportunity
It is coming up to our busy calving season at Burgess Dairy Unit, and we are looking for a Dairy Farm Assistant who is also skilled at calf rearing to join our team.
Your day-to-day activities will involve bringing the cows in for milking, doing the milking, shifting both the cows and the young stock, and working in the calf shed. 
We have a robust health and safety regime at Pāmu, and have well maintained, up to date farm equipment that you’ll be able to use.  After your competency assessed and once safety trained, you’ll be able to use the ute, tractor, side by side, two wheeler, etc., to get your job done.
This is a fixed term position and will commence on the 1August 2023 until 1February 2024. You will work in a roster system with 95 hours per fortnight.
The Farm
Burgess Dairy Unit is an organic farm with a 258 effective ha property, milking 600 cows through a 54-bail rotary with ACR’s.  We are just a handy 10-minute drive from Taupo. 
About You
We are looking for someone who has an eagerness to learn and develop their career in dairy farming.
You will also have
·         Effective communication skills
·         First class attitude to Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Management
·         Self-motivation, initiative and a passion for dairy farming
·         Current and full NZ driver’s licence
·         1-2 years calf rearing/dairy farming experience (preferred)
We offer an attractive salary, with additional benefits, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.   This role comes with a 2-bedroom duplex. It is a convenient location offering a great variety of outdoor sporting activities and has easy access to local schooling. School bus pick-ups from the farm gate.
Apply Now
Applications close Wednesday 14 June 2023. 
We will be progressing strong applicants as they come through, so don’t delay!
For further details about the role, please email Carol Cuttance (Farm Manager) on cuttancec@landcorp.co.nz.

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.

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.