Work Opportunities

Want to join the buzz at Brownrigg Agriculture?

Brownrigg Agriculture is a farming company built on a foundation of marketing and innovation in our areas of livestock and cropping operations. With this strong base in rural business, we can offer you a career without boundaries.

Currently Available

Available employment opportunities are advertised here.  If there are no current roles for your skillset but you wish to express an interest in future work at Brownrigg Agriculture, please complete our online application form.

TRACTOR DRIVERS & AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY OPERATORS – SEASONAL

SEASONAL WORK  IMMEDIATE START – MID APRIL 2018 Join our large progressive farming business, working within a professional team in Hawkes Bay. Located at our Agribase, 20 minutes south of Hastings, we have challenging and rewarding SEASONAL positions available for our cropping season.  Start now and work through to mid April 2018. The opportunity for a permanent position is available to the right candidate. We offer: Innovative precision farming techniques A wide range of John Deere tractors and agricultural equipment 6-day week roster Modern facilities A competitive hourly rate based on experience and skills Possibility of shared accommodation To be successful, you must bring: Experience operating similar agricultural equipment A solid work ethic and good communication skills Flexibility and commitment to work extended hours as necessary A current Full car licence with a good driving history If you’re a motivated, conscientious self-starter with a positive “can do” attitude, then we want to hear from you!  APPLY NOW IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must have either NZ Residency or hold a Valid Work Visa for NZ.

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FENCER GENERAL x 2 – FIXED TERM

FIXED TERM CONTRACT November 2017 – April 2018 TWO OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Be part of our progressive farming business, working within our Land team, in Hawkes Bay. We need TWO very keen, hardworking FENCER GENERALS to assist with our overflow of water and fencing maintenance. We offer: 6-Months’ work through to April 2018 Modern facilities Competitive hourly rate based on experience and skills 5-day working week, but flexibility required for occasional weekend or urgent requirements Fencing ute and tools can be supplied, or BYO (allowance will then be applied) Good work plans with mapbooks; a lot of scope and a lot to do!  To be successful, you must bring: Experience operating 4-wheel drive tractors with king hitter post driver, batten gun and post hole borer Productivity, motivation and ability to think for yourself, with good communication skills A positive and passionate approach, with pride and respect for the workplace and our land blocks Willingness to follow and implement Health & Safety protocols A current Full car licence with a good driving history We can offer benefits beyond working for a contractor, but our level-headed Land Manager has been a contractor too, so will be on the same plain of thinking! Interested?  Apply with cover letter and CV using the form below   Note: Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency or hold a valid NZ Work Permit

Closes 30 November 2017

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MACHINERY OPERATOR – CROP MONITOR

SEASONAL WORK  November 2017 – mid April 2018 Join our large progressive farming business, working within a professional team in Hawkes Bay. We have a challenging and rewarding SEASONAL Machinery Operator-Crop Monitor role available for our cropping season.  Immediate start through to mid April 2018. We offer: Innovative precision farming techniques A range of modern, well-maintained agricultural equipment 6-day week roster Modern facilities Competitive hourly rate based on experience and skills To be successful, you must bring: Experience operating tractors, quads, UTVs (side-by-sides) Spraying experience and HT licence would be advantageous A solid work ethic and good communication skills Flexibility and commitment to work extended hours as necessary A current Full car licence with a good driving history Interested?   If you’re a motivated, conscientious self-starter with a positive “can do” attitude, then we want to hear from you! Please fill out the form below to apply Note: Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency or hold a valid NZ Work Permit

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Shepherds – Permanent & Fixed Term

We are looking for dedicated and motivated Shepherds to join our team in Hawkes Bay.  Positions Available: ·       Shepherd – Permanent ·       Shepherd – Fixed Term (season runs from April to November) As a Shepherd, you will work within a small team, under the guidance of Managers who are keen to see staff expand their skills and achieve their goals. There is also scope for the right person to work across both the livestock and cropping enterprises. Livestock policies consist of winter trade lamb, bull beef and wagyu cattle supplying grass-fed markets and feedlot finishing programmes. A range of paddock sizes provide good mustering opportunities as well as the chance for further development in intensive finishing systems, pasture management and modern farming practices. Farm Locations: ·       Poukawa Valley – about 20 min south of Hastings or 10 min north of Otane ·       Fernhill – about 15 min from either Hastings or Taradale The farms are close to town allowing staff to enjoy the best of both worlds and providing the added benefit of giving family and partners choice in regards to schooling and work. The successful applicant will bring: ·       A sound level of stockmanship ·       2 to 4 capable working dogs ·       Self-motivation to work independently ·       Good communication skills ·       Ability to follow and implement health and safety protocols ·       Willingness to learn new technologies ·       Excellent work ethic and reliability ·       Pride and respect for their workplace A competitive remuneration package with employee benefits will apply based on experience …

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