Machinery Operator

This position would suit someone looking for full time work with experience operating a large variety of machinery including tip trucks and telehandlers.

The ideal candidate would be someone who:
Is reliable
Is a proactive communicator and enjoys helping others
Is flexible and able to priorise multiple tasks in any given day
Enjoys driving machinery and working with stock.
Is physically fit and able to work with large animals either in sheds or outdoors
Has an even temperament and can adjust well to plans changing

The role consists of:
Using loaders, telehandlers and Avante to clean pig sheds and cart compost around the farm
Using telehandlers to shift stock around the farm, this includes loading and unloading the stock
Driving machinery to help load stock for sale when required
Unloading trucks of straw
Using straw spreaders to refresh the bedding of the stock
Using telehandlers to shift and repair pig huts

This role is typically 9 hours per day with rostered weekends of no more than 1 in 3.

The applicant must undergo a pre-employment drug & alcohol test as this is a safety sensitive role.

The applicant must have a valid full licence. 

The company employs over 45 people and the applicant must be a person who is prepared to be respectful, and contribute to a positive, healthy and safe workplace culture.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Patoa Farms Ltd Please email contact details and CV to

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