Farm Technician – Waikite Station

Bay of Plenty - Rotorua - Waikite Valley
Livestock Operations – Waikite Farm /
On-site
·         Mix of outdoor and indoor work
·         Competitive salary, health, and life insurance
·         Four-bedroom house included
 
Bring your data and analytical skills to this sheep and beef station, just south of Rotorua
 
The Opportunity
If you have strong data entry and analysis skills are interested in agriculture on an industry-leading genetics farm, this Farm Technician (Genetics) role could be just the one.
 
You’ll enjoy a perfect blend of outdoor and indoor work, looking after three sheep and one cattle breeding programme, as well as being involved in weighing and EID scanning. 
 
You’ll input/record data on various farm-specific software programmes (FarmIQ, Farmax, etc.) and get involved with feed budgeting, pasture monitoring, and livestock and farm performance.   
 
You’ll need advanced skills with Excel and good attention to detail and accurate data entry, as you’ll be inputting data and analysing stud stock data, monthly reconciliations, etc.  You’ll liaise with our shepherds on-farm to obtain data.
 
We’ve got a high-performing team and a progressive, supportive manager.  The manager will work with you on scheduling to ensure that work gets done and this role fits in with you.    
 
This role will suit someone who’s curious, self-motivated, and can contribute to a strong team.  We are proactive in providing training/development and career progression opportunities nationwide. 
 
The Farm
Located just 25 minutes south of Rotorua in the Waikite Valley, Waikite Farm is a 1016 ha livestock farm that has a diverse mix of enterprises, including Simmental cattle stud and Pāmu’s award-winning Texel, FocusPrimeTM terminal sheep studs.
 
About You
You are self-motivated and passionate about farming and bring to the role.
 
·       Well-developed numeracy skills and strong attention to detail with the ability to maintain absolute accuracy of data.
·       Ability to recognise any errors and inconsistencies and troubleshoot
·       An understanding of and an interest in farm work and livestock handling
·       Proven organisational skills, lateral thinking and analytical abilities
·       A current New Zealand driver’s licence
 
Benefits
On-farm accommodation in a 4-bedroom house.
You’ll receive competitive remuneration and benefits package include life and health insurance, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.
 
Apply Now
We look forward to seeing your application come through by Sunday 09 June 2024.
 
Get in touch with Peter Strawbridge at: (027) 474-0593 or strawbridgep@landcorp.co.nz if you have any questions.