Work Opportunities

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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.


Quality Control (QC) Role – Field Based – Seasonal Do you love the outdoors, leading a small team and working in a fast paced environment? We have a Quality Control role with our squash harvest team ready for an immediate start through to mid-April 2018. What’s involved? Approximately 7 weeks, working up to 6 days per week (weather dependent). Working with the graders to maintain standards for squash being harvested. A great attitude is essential to support the team, maintain quality and health and safety standards. Our farming operations are based approx. 20-minutes’ drive south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay.  You will require your own vehicle as there is no bus service available and locations vary from day to day. Other attributes that we consider valuable are: You have a high attention to detail and notice differences quickly You can work under pressure and keep a great attitude You have great communication skills and can work well with others including those where English is a second language You are motivated to do a good job and support the team so they can do their best job too You’re a fast learner We want to hear from you if you believe you have the above skills or experience to work in the field. NB: Applicants for this position must be in New Zealand, with either NZ Residency or a valid NZ work permit. Phone Paula McSporran for further information on +64276016634 THEN apply with cover letter and CV using the form below.  

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SEASONAL WORK – IMMEDIATE START THROUGH TO MID APRIL 2018 Our Squash Harvest season is underway and we need SEASONAL Tractor Drivers. Based 20 minutes drive south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay. Excellent Accommodation available within Shared Quarters We offer: A wide range of the latest John Deere tractors and agricultural equipment. Six-day week roster Competitive hourly rate based on experience and skills  You will bring: Experience operating similar agricultural equipment A solid work ethic and good communication skills Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary A current driver’s licence with good driving history    We could consider Weekend Only Work for an experienced operator   If you tick the boxes, then we want to hear from you!  Call our Cropping Operations Manager SAM LINDSTROM for more information on +64272440092 THEN APPLY BELOW with your CV and cover letter   IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must have either NZ Residency or hold a Valid Work Visa for NZ.

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FIXED TERM CONTRACT Immediate Start  Be part of our progressive farming business, working within our Land team, in Hawkes Bay. We need a highly experienced Fencer to assist with our  fencing maintenance programme. We offer: 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!  We require: 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 If you can tick all the boxes, then we want to hear from you!  APPLY NOW with cover letter and CV using the form below For more information contact Paula McSporran +64276016634     Note: Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency or hold a valid NZ Work Permit

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Shepherds (x2)

Our large-scale finishing business operates on flat to steep country, running high performance prime lamb and beef operations, in Hawke’s Bay.  We are looking for two dedicated and motivated Shepherds to join our permanent team. Both roles are on properties close to town with one being 20min south of Hastings and the other approximately 10min west. Winter trade lamb is the main stock policy with bull beef farmed alongside to complement.  We also farm 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. 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. 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 and skill level. Bring your great attitude and energy to our progressive farming business.    Sounds like you?  APPLY NOW by filling the form below with CV and cover letter. Wanting more detail?  Then please call Hayden Ashby for further details on +64272931683 Note: Applicants for this …

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SEASONAL ROLES : EARLY JANUARY TO END APRIL 2018 TRUCK DRIVERS with Class 5 Licence Our Packhouse is a fast-paced, interesting environment located approx 30km south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay. CAN YOU TICK THIS CHECKLIST: Flexible around days and hours worked Reliable, motivated and industrious Physically fit Have reliable transport to get to our location Off Road experience would be an advantage THEN COME AND JOIN OUR FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING TEAM FOR THE SUMMER For further enquiries please contact Paula McSporran on 0276 016 634 Or you can apply by filling out the form below. PLEASE NOTE applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand.  You must be a NZ citizen, a permanent resident or holder of a current New Zealand Work Permit to apply.      

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GRADERS WANTED FOR OUR SQUASH HARVEST & EXPORT SEASON Field-based and Packhouse graders required in the Poukawa region, 20 minutes south of Hastings. Role requirements: Grading squash to market standard Attention to detail Be a team player, working well under pressure Maintain our health and safety standards at all times Good communication skills and a great sense of humour A positive attitude You need to have reliable transport to get to site as there is no available bus service.   Full training will be provided. IMMEDIATE START through to end of season, approx mid April 2018 Interested? Please fill out the form below with CV and cover letter. Note: Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency or hold a valid NZ Work Permit

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