Kiwifruit Orchard Worker

Job ID 22425872
Northland, Whangārei
Full-time
Listed on 7 Feb 2024

About this job

Kiwifruit orchard workers are required on a 6-month fixed term basis in Whangarei and surrounding areas. Duties include - thinning, male pruning, summer pruning, 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 5-6 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. Depending on the experience the pay will vary from $23.00 to $25.00 per hour + 8% holiday pay

Job Requirements

Ideal candidate would have 3-years’ experience as an Orchard Worker in the Kiwifruit industry. We can also look at people who are inexperienced in the Kiwifruit industry, however, to earn above $25.00 the candidate must have experience in winter prune, male prune, leader work, training canes on the strings, trunk girdling, zero leaf and summer prune in the green. - Must have own reliable transport - Physically fit - Punctuality - Follow instructions - Team player - Be able to pass a pre-employment drug test - Convictions considered on a case by case basis

Days of work
From 8am to 5:30 (weather dependent) Monday to Sunday (30 hours per week)
Pay Details
$23.00 - $25.00 + 8% holiday pay
Job Category
Crop Farmers
Career Level
Intermediate (2 - 4 years)
Driver Licence
Full, Restricted
(Class 1) - Car Licence
Pre-employment drug test required
Yes

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