Orchard Assistant

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at Wai-West Horticulture Ltd (view profile)
Location Nelson, New Zealand
Date Posted 26 May 2020
Category On-Orchard
Job Type Full-time


Wai-West Horticulture has an excellent opportunity for someone who has a wide range of life skills and shows the right attitude. We are a successful horticulture business with over 250Ha’s of Apple, Kiwifruit and Boysenberry Orchards stretching over the Waimea Plains in Appleby near Nelson. We pride ourselves on growing top quality fruit and to do this we invest in people with a great attitude and work ethic

What you need to provide is self-motivation and the drive to do a good job.

The position will start with a winter pruning role; you will learn different skills as the season’s change. If you have had experience in operating machinery e.g. tractors, forklifts, quad bikes and previous supervisory experience this will be an advantage.

The tasks that you will be doing are, but not limited to:

• Winter pruning
• Harvesting
• Fruit thinning
• Tree training
• Grafting / notching
• Flower removal
• Tractor work, spraying, mowing, mulching etc.
• Irrigation
• Forklift work
• Supervision of teams
• Orchard development

Our Winter core hours are 8.00am – 4.30pm, working Monday to Friday and Saturday work if needed, during the peak seasons. These hours will change to 7.30am - 4.00pm as the mornings get lighter.

Wai-West Horticulture is a drug free environment and all potential employees will need to pass a mandatory drug test.

If you fit the criteria above and are a NZ resident looking for long term work.

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