Dairy Farm Assistant - Souters Dairy

West Coast - Greymouth
Dairy Operations – Souters Dairy /
Permanent - On Farm /
On-site
·         Develop your dairy career and support the team on Souters
·         780 milking cows through a 50-bail rotary with ACR’s and in-shed feeding
·         Competitive salary, accommodation and health insurance included
 
Join our team on Souters Dairy on the West Coast and play an important role on maintaining this fully developed farm.
 
The Opportunity
We are recruiting for a Dairy Farm Assistant for Souters Dairy Farm. Your day-to-day activities will involve bringing the cows in for milking, doing the milking, shifting both the cows and the young stock, etc.

You would also support the Farm Manager and Production Manager in the day-to-day planning and running of the farm, so this role could be your first step moving towards farm management. You will work as part of a roster system. Souters runs a 5/2 roster for most of the year and goes to 6/2 during calving and mating.
 
The Farm
Souters Dairy Farm is part of our Weka Complex on the West Coast and is an orderly farm with established processes and procedures. Located 10 minutes from Lake Brunner and 30 minutes from Greymouth, this is a 483-ha property milking 780 cows through a 50-bail rotary with ACR’s and in-shed feeding system.
 
About You
You will bring a positive attitude and the ability to manage and respond to situations as they arise.
 
Along with your positive attitude, you will have:
·         1-2 years’ experience in Dairy operations
·         Great animal husbandry skills
·         Good understanding of pasture management and feed planning skills
·         An exceptional attitude towards Health and Safety, and Animal Welfare
·         Restricted or full NZ driver’s license (essential)
 
Benefits
Pāmu is a champion of work-life balance.  You’ll be able to schedule time with family, friends, sporting interests, clubs – whatever suits you and your lifestyle. 
 
This role comes with accommodation, this will be discussed at interview.  The lifestyle on the West Coast offers tremendous outdoor activity opportunities and a close-knit community feel. 
 
Additionally, Pāmu offers a competitive salary plus benefits such as medical insurance, death and disability insurance, etc.
Apply Now
Applications close on Sunday 25 February 2024.
We’ll be contacting qualified applicants throughout the advertising period so don’t wait to put your application through! 
 
For more information about this role contact David Pearson, Farm Manager, on pearsond@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. 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.