Farm Production Assistant

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at Zealong Tea
Location Hamilton, New Zealand
Date Posted 13 January 2021
Category On-Orchard
Job Type Full-time


Widely regarded as a Waikato icon, Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand, producing 100% organic award-winning tea, and a world-leading destination for tea, art and hospitality.

Zealong Tea Estate is looking for a Farm Production Assistant to assist in maintaining our Estate and our organic tea plantation.

Attributes that we are looking for are the following:

  • Mechanically minded – able to carry out basic maintenance and repairs and servicing on plant and machinery. Welding experience a bonus
  • Experience working with a range of farm machinery - tractor, Digger, light truck, mowers, chainsaw, line trimmers etc. applicable licences and certification is preferable. Forklift licence a bonus
  • Attention to detail – not cutting corners, working to a high standard and taking pride in their workmanship
  • Good observational skills and proactive - don’t walk past something that needs addressing
  • A problem solver – can think outside of the square to find practical, new and innovative solutions to a problem
  • Can work well unsupervised as well as part of a team
  • Conscientious and sensible, look after equipment and use it with care, common sense and safety conscious.
  • Work efficiently and consider the bigger picture when doing a task so that it complements other activities yet to be completed
  • Physically strong, fit and healthy - able to take on manual labour tasks for extended periods.
  • Good communication skills, record keeping and grasp of the English language.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours when required to meet seasonal demands

The role is ideal for candidate who is committed, experienced, self-driven and passionate.

At Zealong, we create the world’s purest tea. We care for our staff just like we care for our tea. Zealong Tea Estate is an exciting place to work with staff from over 15 different countries. Our unique culture is an ideal platform to develop your skills and accelerate your careers.

For more information about us, visit our website at

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