Bin Tip Operator

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at Southern Paprika Ltd (view profile)
Location 504 Woodcocks Road, Warkworth, New Zealand
Date Posted 24 November 2021
Category Production
Job Type Full-time


Southern Paprika Limited (SPL) is a leading New Zealand capsicum grower located in Warkworth. We currently operate 27 hectares of glasshouse with plans for expansion. SPL supplies capsicum to large domestic and export markets. We are also packing avocados for a group of large Northland growers. Snack Cucumbers is also a new product we are growing for Countdown.

We require a motivated team player to join our Packhouse team specialising in operating our bin tip but also learning all tasks in the Packhouse. You will need to have a focus on quality, efficiency, and coordination.

There will be variety of tasks which you will learn, including:

  • Collecting fruit from the glasshouses with our tractors and mechanical donkeys and bringing them in to our packhouse.
  • Operating our bin tip and hoist machine to tip capsicum and avocados on to our grader to ensure the packhouse has a continuous flow of product.
  • Assisting at all workstations in the packhouse including grading capsicum, putting lids on boxes, stacking boxes/crates and palletising product.
  • Forklift driving to move and store packaging.
  • Assisting in the glasshouse over the winter when we pullout and replant our capsicum crop.


  • Flexibility with hours is critical to deal with our seasonal demands. This is a full-time role requiring some evening and weekend work and working some public holidays during our busy times, particularly over the summer months.
  • You must be keen to learn, a practical thinker and show initiative.
  • As this is a physical and busy role. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and be driven by deadlines.
  • Experience driving a tractor.
  • A current forklift lift licence would be helpful but not essential.

This is an opportunity to take on a role in a growing company where hard work and enthusiasm will be well rewarded. If you would like to start or further your career in a horticulture packhouse apply now for this exciting opportunity. Please send a covering letter explaining why you would like this role and your CV to

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