Kiwifruit orchard worker - Katikati

Job ID 22408733
Bay of Plenty, Western Bay of Plenty
Listed on 15 Jan 2024

About this job

Kiwifruit orchard workers are required on a fixed term basis in the Katikati/Te Puna areas. Duties include picking, winter pruning, thinning, male pruning, summer pruning, leader work, training canes on the strings, trunk girdling with chains and knife, zero leaf and summer prune in the green. 3 years’ experience preferred as an orchard worker in the kiwifruit industry but will consider people with minimal experience as training is provided. However, to earn above $25.00, the candidate must have experience in winter pruning, male pruning, leader work, training canes on the strings, trunk girdling, zero leaf and summer prune in the green. This work is weather dependant with up to 5 to 6 days of work available. You will be on your feet and working above head and shoulders height for long periods of time. Closed footwear must be worn on orchard – gumboots and sneakers are suitable. Tools are provided by the employer and include, small cutters, big loppers and picking bags. You will be required to have secured accommodation in the location area prior to applying. Start date: 20/03/2024 for a minimum of 6 months (for experienced workers). Start date: 20/03/2024 till 31/05/2024 (for minimal experienced candidates).

Job Requirements

Zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol in the orchard Minor criminal convictions will be on a case by case basis Own Transport Must be: Physically fit Punctual and able to follow instructions and Be a team player

Please ensure you take the following documentation to your interview: Birth Cert and Photo ID OR Passport IRD number. Proof of bank account.

Days of work
Monday to Sunday -weather dependant 8.30am to 5.30pm. (30 hours per week)
Pay Details
$23. to $25. per hour +8% holiday pay
Job Category
Crop Farmers
Career Level
Trainee/apprentice (0 - 6 months)
Driver Licence
Full, Restricted
(Class 1) - Car Licence
Pre-employment drug test required

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