Head Yardperson / Farm Labourer

Harris Meats pride themselves on their ability to produce high quality meat products and to provide exceptional customer service. A substantial expansion of their plant is nearing completion, featuring the new boning room with the latest technical features and equipment. 

The main purpose of this role:

  • the organisation of stock through put in the yards for processing
  • the stunning of animals in preparation for slaughter
  • the general duties relating to the movement of retrievable’s and waste 
  • including effluent management
  • general farm assistant duties


Applicants must be:

  • physically fit, able to lift 25 kgs regularly, 
  • mobile enough to work safely with large animals, 
  • able to spend a large part of the day on your feet
  • able to start early in the mornings



We offer competitive remuneration, a supportive team environment, and prospects of further career progression. This is a Monday to Friday role, all year round.

Cheviot offers a wonderful country lifestyle with first-rate outdoor pursuits such as hunting, fishing, surfing and golf. The town is serviced by excellent schooling and a good medical centre, housing is very reasonable.

Please direct any enquiries to: 

CONTACT: Charlotte Hyde (HR Manager)
03) 319 8761
hr@harrismeats.co.nz

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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