Experienced Spray and Machinery Operator

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at Tirohanga Fruit Co Ltd (view profile)
Location Tirohanga, New Zealand
Date Posted 10 October 2021
Category Production
Job Type Full-time


This is an opportunity for an Experienced Spray and Machine Operator to join our team based near Opotiki.  Located in the sunny Eastern Bay of Plenty, with beaches, bush and so much more, Tirohanga Fruit Co is a family owned and operated company with its roots in kiwifruit.  We have potential options for accommodation for anyone considering relocation for a relaxed, slower pace of life in the Eastern Bay.

This is a full-time position for just over 60ha of kiwifruit in the Opotiki area.  A competitive remuneration package is offered, in line with experience as well as a great work environment and ample growth opportunities.  Ideally you will have experience spraying, operating machinery and driving trucks.  Any mechanic or engineering experience would also be useful in this role.

Our successful applicant will have:

  • A current full driver's licence
  • A current Growsafe and Approved Handler Certificate (preferred but not essential)
  • A current OSH forklift ticket
  • A current first aid certificate
  • Experience in mowing, mulching, weed spraying and other general orchard maintenance
  • Experience in crop spraying operating an atom sprayer
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of other tractors and machinery
  • Be able to pass a drug test
  • Be willing and able to participate in orchard Health and Safety initiatives
  • Be legally entitled to work in NZ
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work well as part of a team
  • Ideally the candidate will hold a class 4 HT licence
  • Flexibility to work occasional early mornings, evenings and occasionally weekends as required, due to the seasonal nature of the business


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

If you meet these requirements, please send your CV (including references) and covering letter to:  admin@tirofruit.co.nz


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