Farms Assistant - Braeburn at Fonterra Cooperative Group


Multiple positions available at our 3 Longburn Farms
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Be a key team member across a critical Fonterra farm operation

About Us
We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.
Fonterra has extensive dairy and dry stock farms throughout New Zealand supporting the processing sites' needs through the application of wastewater in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

About the opportunity:

Reporting to the Farm Manager you will play a key role in contributing to the day to day management on one of the Longburn farms. The Fonterra Longburn dairy farms range from approximately 82 to 282 effective hectares. Herd sizes range from 200 to 550 cows with one of the farms calving in Spring and Autumn. The farms are maintained to a very high standard with continuing farm development, established riparian planting, good water, great facilities, equipment and machinery .
You will assist with the management of nutrient application (from manufacturing operations) working to support the needs of the processing sites through the application of wastewater in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. You’ll also make sure that the farm adheres to a proactive and high standard approach to Health and Safety. Our activities are supported by ensuring that our people get home safe at the end of the day.
This position will give you the opportunity to be exposed to the Fonterra owned farm business operations and to support the critical component of providing a ‘licence to operate’ for our manufacturing operations.
You will be an all-rounder, lending your hand to ensuring that the farm operates as a successful exporter of nutrients supplied from manufacturing operations onto farm. You’ll be involved in all farm operations including milking, irrigation, stock work, maintenance and machinery operations.
Your understanding of all things farming, positive attitude and willingness to learn will take you a long way. The fantastic location of this role, great work environment supported by on the job mentoring as well as outside training and career progression makes this an opportunity that can’t be missed.

About You:

You will have some previous on-farm experience where you are comfortable safely undertaking farm activities. You will be a self-starter and be able to work unsupervised with a passion to learn and grow. What sets you apart from the rest will be your confidence to get the task done, no matter how small, or large and you won’t be shy to ask questions to further your knowledge and personal development.

Our Story

Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive. Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.
Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.
Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.
Sound good to you? Come join our whānau. You, me, Us Together Tᾱtou tᾱtou.

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