Farms Assistant - Reporoa at Fonterra Cooperative Group

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.

About the opportunity:

Our Reporoa Farm is set in the Waikato and is a picturesque and well set out farm with extensive riparian planting with the Broadlands Runoff Block located approximately 22Km away.
Contributing to the successful operation of the Reporoa Dairy Farm and Broadlands Runoff Block reporting to the Farm Manager, you will play a key role in supporting the day to day management of 214 hectares running 210 dairy cows and cut & carry operations along with the 85 hectare Runoff Block which is used for wintering dairy cows and making grass silage.
You will be a proactive allrounder, lending your hand todaily farming activities which will include, but are not limited to: milking cows, feeding livestock, feeding calves, weed control, fencing and general farm maintenance along with some tractor and farm machinery operation.
Your understanding of all things farming, positive attitude, great communication and willingness to learn will take you a long way. You will be working in a team environment, supported by on the job mentoring as well as outside training and career progression making this an opportunity that can’t be missed.

About You:

You will bring a strong interest in an ongoing career in dairy farming and have a minimum of 1 years milking experience. You will also bring:
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to establish effective working relationships
  • Ability to safely operate farm machinery
  • Some form of agribusiness or a farming education would also be well regarded in this role but not essential.

If you're looking for an opportunity that will offer great career opportunities, challenges, progression, development and the ability to be involved with innovative farming solutions, then this is the farm for you, apply now!

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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