This position would suit someone with approx 2+ years agricultural experience or 1 year's pig production experience who is looking for the opportunity to develop a career as a stockperson in the pig industry.

We are looking for somebody who is:

  • Reliable
  • Is a proactive communicator and enjoys helping others
  • Is flexible and able to prioritise multiple tasks in any given day
  • Enjoys driving machinery and working with stock.
  • Is physically fit and has a full licence

The ideal candidate would be someone who:

  • Has a natural affinity with animals and enjoys working outdoors
  • Is careful to maintain the highest standard of animal welfare
  • Is driven to achieve production KPI's
  • Can pay careful attention to recording accurate data
  • Has an eye for detail and acts when things need doing.
  • Can communicate clearly with team members and contribute to a healthy team culture.

Daily activities include:

  • Feeding all animals on a daily basis with a tractor or by hand Ensuring the sows and piglets have access to clean water, and dry bedding at all times. Driving a variety of farm vehicles including quad bikes, tractors and utility vehicles.
  • Carrying out A.I. on a weekly basis
  • Medicating and recording information about sick or injured animals.
  • Process litters including cross fostering as required to ensure each piglet has adequate milk to grow.
  • Recording accurately every day the details of production and location of each sow and piglet on farm.
  • Ensuring equipment including ramps, rollers, yards, fences and vehicles are well maintained
  • Following the your departments Standard Operating procedures once trained
  • Supporting team mates and the Team Leader to ensure all work is completed before going home at night.

Working weekends on a rostered basis.

Patoa Farms provides training and development opportunities within the industry.

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

Please follow the trademe link to apply

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