Spraying Operator

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at Southern Fresh Foods Ltd (view profile)
Location 461 Bruntwood Road, RD1, Tamahere, Cambridge, Tamahere, New Zealand
Date Posted 29 September 2021
Category Production
Job Type Full-time


Southern Fresh Foods Ltd have been operating a successful business as professional growers and processors of speciality vegetables, gourmet leaf salads and fresh herbs for over 30 years in the fertile, lush growing region of Cambridge; in the heart of Waikato. This family-owned and operated company have now progressed into one of New Zealand's leading professional growers and processors of high-quality baby vegetables, salad lines, and herbs; both fresh and processed.

Due to our continued success, we are looking for an experienced spraying operate to help us through our busy seasonal period.

Key responsibilities:

  • Mix, load and apply pesticides onto fields in accordance with requirements and procedures
  • Coordinate delivery of pesticide product to field locations
  • Spray crops and assist with monitoring pest and disease levels, updating the crop management system with all schedules
  • Ensure the spray shed is kept to a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness
  • Clean all equipment to company standards
  • Report any health and safety issues to the Outdoor Cropping Manager
  • Complete all documentation in relation to spraying processes

To be successful in this role, you will need the following skills with relevant experience to reflect:

  • Current Growsafe certificate or the willingness to get one
  • Previous experience in spraying, cropping or farming
  • Previous experience operating chemical application equipment, including spraying and mixing equipment
  • Mechanical knowledge and ability to complete general maintenance on tractors and farm equipment preferable
  • Full clean drivers’ licence
  • Physically fit, hard working and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions

What is in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Work for a company where strong family values are at the core of their business
  • New Zealand owned and operated business
  • Beautiful work setting and parking onsite

If you are motivated and keen to work for a company with a fantastic offering who provides an inclusive and positive working environment, with a service ethic that is second to none, we want to hear from you.

For further insight into our business, products and innovation process visit https://southernfresh.co.nz

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