Dairy Farm Assistant - Waikato Region

Waikato - Taupō
Dairy Operations – Dairy /
Permanent - On Farm /
On-site
·         Bring your passion for dairy farming and animal welfare
·         Start your dairy career & have good work-life balance as part of our high performing team
·         Opportunities available across multiple dairy farms in the Waikato Region

Join Pāmu and work shoulder-to-shoulder with a great team where you can start or grow your dairy career.

The Opportunity
As a Dairy Farm Assistant, you will be bringing the cows in for milking, doing the milking, shifting both the cows and the young stock plus other duties as required.  You will work in a roster system with 104 days off per year.

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, depending on the farm, you’ll be able to use a variety of on-farm vehicles to get your job done.

The Farms
We have over 20 farms in our Pastoral Complex spread throughout Taupo and Reporoa with varying sizes and specialities, so there are many opportunities to develop and grow your career.

About You
You will have a positive attitude and good foundational dairy farm experience or willingness to learn looking to develop and grow your dairy career.

Along with a positive attitude and willingness to learn, you will have:
·         An exceptional attitude to health and safety and animal welfare
·         Be punctual and reliable
·         The ability to work unsupervised and good communication skills
·         Take pride in your work and surrounding environment
·         Restricted or full driver’s licence

Benefits
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. Most of our opportunities come with accommodation where your rental costs are very low in comparison to market rates.  Living in Taupo affords lots of opportunities for a range of recreational activities including fishing, and hunting.
Apply Now
If there is a particular farm you would like to work at, please include this in your application form and we will try out best to match you with one of your choices.

Applications close Sunday 19 May 2024.

We will be progressing applications as they come through, so don’t delay – apply now!

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.