Dairy Farm Assistant/Assistant Production Manager - Ajax Dairy

Waikato - Taupō
Dairy Operations – Ajax Dairy Unit /
Permanent - On Farm /
On-site
•                     Build on your current skills and be supported as you grow and develop
•                     Contribute as a key team member at a high performing farm
•                     Based in Taupō, competitive salary and accommodation included

We have two opportunities on Ajax that will live together on-farm milking 900 cows through a 54-bail rotary.

The Opportunity
We have a Dairy Farm Assistant and Assistant Production Manager (3IC) role available on one of our highest performing dairy farms. You will be bringing the cows in for milking, doing the milking, shifting both the cows and the young stock, etc.  We are currently in full autumn calving so you will be supporting this as well.

You’ll be encouraged to get involved with Primary ITO courses and will be given the time and schedule to enable you to complete them, as well as scope to apply your learnings on the farm.
 
These two roles will share accommodation and would suit a couple or two friends who are happy to live and work together.
 
The Farm
Ajax Dairy Unit is located just outside of Taupo.  You’ll work as part of a team milking 900 cows, all autumn calving through a 54-bail rotary shed twice a day.  This team operates as a whole – no one job is left only to one person.

About You
The main thing you will bring to these roles is a positive can-do attitude, and passion and enthusiasm for dairy farming.
 
Ideally, you will also have:
·         A minimum of 1 seasons’ experience in dairy farming (preferred)
·         First class attitude to Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Management
·         Great team player and effective communication skills
·         Restricted or full NZ driver’s licence
 
Benefits
These roles come with shared accommodation.  Living in Taupo affords lots of opportunities for a range of recreational activities including fishing, and hunting. We offer an attractive salary with additional benefits, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your career goals.
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 3 March 2024.
We will be contacting suitable applicants as they apply, so get your application in now.
 
For an informal chat about the role, contact Jesse Craig, Farm Manager at craigj@landcorp.co.nz.
Please note: Applications via email will not be accepted.

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.