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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.

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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.


SEASONAL WORK  – CROP MONITORS Immediate Start with 4 – 6 months’ duration GRADUATING?  OR LOOKING FOR SUMMER WORK TO ALIGN WITH YOUR AG STUDIES? Transfer the theory into work experience for the next step on the ladder or to add to your practical assessments. If you can commit to 6-months (October to April) then that’s ideal! If only available for the next 4 months, we still want to hear from you. Contact us if you: Are passionate about plants Love the outdoors Want to put your boots on the ground Have a keen eye for detail Hold a current driver licence, with reliable vehicle to get to/from work locations The role requires a lot of walking, great energy and a good level of fitness.  Full training is provided, with crop ID – emergence/growth stage/weed – and support from our Agronomy team. During the January to April period, the position evolves to squash harvest QC duties and pastoral monitoring requirements. We can offer: 6-day week roster Modern facilities Competitive hourly rate based on experience and skills Bring your knowledge and energy to our large progressive farming business, working within a professional team, 20-minutes south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay. We need eyes and feet on the ground NOW. Please APPLY BELOW with your CV and cover letter. For confidential phone enquiry, call Trudy Skerman on 0274 568 799   IMPORTANT NOTE: All applicants MUST hold current entitlement to work in New Zealand – documentation of proof will be requested.

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Brownrigg Agriculture is a progressive agricultural business, having both cropping and livestock interests, with operations throughout Hawkes Bay. We are recruiting for a new permanent position to support our Cropping Operations Management in achieving high quality and efficient production.  We have a strong team of staff and our farms are well equipped with significant investment in infrastructure and machinery which makes this an achievable and enjoying challenge. This role focuses on the successful implementation of plans, often through the actions of others, so we require an experienced and competent person with a proven track record of successfully leading a team. You will: Play an important part in our cropping management group and will assist in developing and managing work plans Be encouraged to continually improve and innovate, and will enjoy staying abreast with the ever-changing agricultural environment Work within a professional team and will be well rewarded with job satisfaction and excellent remuneration that recognises previous experience, qualification and skills Our successful candidate will have: Agricultural cropping or other relevant experience Extensive knowledge of agricultural machinery and techniques An understanding and affinity for precision agriculture technology Excellent interpersonal communication skills Good computer literacy, especially Microsoft Office Excel Current driver licence; Class 4 or 5 an advantage A suitable agricultural degree would be advantageous Our operational centre is based approx. 20-minutes south of Hastings. If you have a positive “can do” attitude with a high level of self-motivation, and the ability to fit into our team / community environment, then we want to …

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PERMANENT – FULL TIME BROWNRIGG AGRICULTURE is a progressive agribusiness with a well-established reputation for growing, packing and exporting quality products. We are looking to recruit people with talent and experience for our two export packhouse facilities: Packhouse Manager – Squash Packhouse Manager – Onions This is an opportunity for people with post-harvest experience in the fruit or vegetable industry, who are looking to progress their careers.  These roles are based in the productive Poukawa Valley, approximately 20-minutes south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay. As Packhouse Manager, you will: Manage and motivate the personnel and optimise productivity of the facilities Understand quality systems, production planning, and inventory control with an ability to react and adjust grading outcomes Be machinery and mechanically minded Have the ability to apply compliance programmes, such as NZ MPI Technical Standards Understand and implement Health & Safety best practice Work alongside an experienced management and support team Role requirements: Be an influential leader of people with a desire and ability to train and develop others Experience in achieving planning and targeted production outcomes Problem-solving capabilities; in both machinery and staff management Have well developed communications skills and an affinity for technology A passion for the industry, for people and for continuous improvement You will be well rewarded, through a remuneration package based on skills and experience, and be part of a professional and innovative team. Interested?  Apply now by completing the form below, and attaching your CV with cover letter. If you wish to discuss the role in confidence, …

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WANTED NOW!  IMMEDIATE START WORKING TO MAY 2019 Join our large progressive farming business, located 20 minutes south of Hastings. We’ve got: Innovative precision farming techniques Late model John Deere tractors and ag equipment Modern facilities A great team to support you Do you have: Experience operating similar ag equipment A solid work ethic and good communication skills Flexibility and commitment to work extended hours as necessary A current driver licence and reliable transport to get to work If you can tick the boxes, we can offer: A competitive hourly rate based on experience and skills Guaranteed hours through the season 6-day week roster Shared rental accommodation on farm, dependent upon vacancy at time of recruitment Our Cropping season is underway, so join us for the Hawkes Bay summer and get started straight away.    APPLY  BELOW with your CV and cover letter. Phone enquiries, in confidence, to Sam Lindstrom +64272440092 * IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must have either NZ Residency or hold a Valid Work Visa for NZ.  Proof of entitlement to work in New Zealand is a pre-requisite for the role and you will be asked to produce either a Valid Visa, NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate.

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  Do you have a passion for farming and all things agriculture?  We have an opportunity for a motivated Shepherd to be a part of a large-scale intensive agribusiness.  Based 20-minute drive from Hastings, with a great mix of land ranging from highly productive flats to medium-steep hill country. Winter trade lamb is the main stock policy with bull beef farmed alongside to complement. We also farm Wagyu cattle supplying grassfed markets and feedlot finishing programmes. We are looking for an Experienced Shepherd who has: Sound stockmanship skills 2-4 dogs under good command A positive outlook on Health and Safety in the workplace A can do attitude with a drive to develop key skills A passion for farming with a good sense of humour A strong work ethic who takes pride in upholding a high standard A clean, current Full driver licence with good history What can we offer you? A chance to develop in a large-scale intensive farming operation The ability to work with the latest technology and modern equipment A competitive remuneration package Exposure to a good team of experienced people across Livestock, Cropping and Agronomy. If you are someone who is looking for a challenge, wants to learn and is a team player, we want to hear from you. 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 +64272931682 Note: Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency.

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TRUCK DRIVERS with Class 5 Licence We have roles within our Trucking Team for experienced Class 5 drivers.  Based at Poukawa, all our work is short haul.  To be successful you will: Hold a clean Full NZ Class 5 licence Be flexible; able to work extended hours during our busy seasons Enjoy the team environment but can work autonomously Have excellent communication skills, reliability and a great attitude Livestock trucking experience would be an advantage.  We offer: Remuneration that recognises skills and experience Variety of work, within a professional team Modern facilities For further information please contact Karen on 06 8748025 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 or hold a current Residency Visa.    

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