Orchard Supervisor – Te Puke

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at Apata Group Limited (view profile)
Location Te Puke, New Zealand
Date Posted 26 August 2021
Category Production
Job Type Full-time


Do you have a strong work ethic and horticultural knowledge? Are you looking for a chance to build your career on orchard? Grab this opportunity to grow with us. Join our team and learn from our experienced team of orchard managers.

In conjunction with the Orchard Manager, you will develop and manage the day to day running of client orchards and monitor the health and growth of crops. This will involve the coordination of seasonal orchard activities and training our capable and enthusiastic team of dedicated staff.

In addition to this you will ensure that all Health & Safety and compliance on orchard is maintained such as the management of workers/contractors and industry compliance to ensure all our seasonal requirements are facilitated to the highest possible standard.

Who are we?

At the core of Apata’s business is the harvest and processing of kiwifruit from strategically located Te Puke and Katikati packhouse and cool storage facilities.

Apata is also an expert source of technical support on all aspects of orchard production, as well as being heavily involved in the development, leasing and management of orchards across New Zealand.

With over 30 years’ experience and a commitment to continuous development and improvement, Apata has remained on top of a fast changing industry and rewards its growers with outstanding returns.

Alongside its kiwifruit operations, Apata is also the country’s largest and most respected avocado harvester and processor.

At the heart of the way we work is respect for each other, a ‘roll your sleeves up and get stuck in’ attitude and a sense of being part of an extended whanau. We believe that no matter what, we need to look after each other.

What we do is in our blood, and we thrive on using our collective experience and passion to make our company the best it can be.

What we offer?

  • A competitive salary
  • A supportive team that believes it is important to enjoy the journey
  • Opportunities for career growth


Who are you?

  • Baseline horticultural knowledge
  • Experienced leader with an ability to build a positive culture
  • Self-motivated and organised team player
  • Great communication skills
  • Commitment to improving orchard production
  • Possess a critical eye for detail with a burning passion for excellence
  • Ideally experience in growing kiwifruit


A position description is available on request, please apply through Seek.

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