Dairy Farm Assistant - Achilles Dairy - Taupo

Waikato- Central Plateau - Taupo, New Zealand /
Dairy Operations – Achilles Dairy Unit /
Permanent - On Farm
/ On-site
·         Bring your passion for cows and animal welfare to this opportunity
·         Good work-life balance with rostered days off the beautiful location
·         Training and development available as well as 3-bedroom home for a low cost
 
Join Achilles Dairy on their 840 effective ha block milking 1900 cows through a 60-bail rotary based just outside of Taupo.
 
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, etc.
 
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.
 
You will work in a roster system with 95 hours per fortnight.
 
The Farm
Achilles Dairy Unit is part of Pāmu Pastoral Complex, located 15 minutes from Taupo. This is an 840 effective ha block which will milk approximately 1900 cows through a 60-bail rotary shed.
 
About You
Along with a positive attitude and willingness to learn, you will have:
·         At least one year of dairy farming experience
·         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 their 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.  A comfortable 3-bedroom house is available for the successful applicant. The location offers easy access to good schooling and a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
How to Apply
Got questions?  Get in touch with Jordain Barnes on barnesj@landcorp.co.nz.
 
Applications close on Sunday 12 February 2023.
Apply today, as we will be speaking with strong candidates as and when they apply.

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. 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.