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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 OPPORTUNITIES AT OUR EXPORT SQUASH PACKHOUSE AND ONION PACKHOUSE Immediate start, work to mid April 2019 Export Squash Packhouse & End of May 2019 working at our Onion Packhouse. We have FORKLIFT and PLANT OPERATOR roles available for seasonal superstars.  This is your time to shine!  We need: FORKLIFT OPERATORS – Forklift experience essential; this is a fast-paced environment – Committed to operating within health and safety guidelines – OSH training will be provided, if required Key Responsibilities: – Carry out daily maintenance and complete accurate records – Ensure work area is clean and tidy – Ensure Health & Safety and Food Safety requirements are maintained Be part of our active, busy team! Our Packhouses are based approx. 20-minutes’ drive south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay – you will need reliable transport to travel to/from work. Call 0800 BROWNRIGG for further enquiry or click the APPLY NOW with your cover letter and CV. Please note: all applicants must be resident in New Zealand and hold appropriate proof of entitlement to work in NZ. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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HARVEST POSITIONS IMMEDIATE START, WORK TO MID APRIL 2019 What’s involved? – Working in the field with our squash harvest teams on a 6-day per week roster, weather dependent – Being part of an active, busy team and meeting harvest deadlines to get the squash product to the packhouse – Our operations are based approx. 20-minutes’ drive south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay – you will need reliable transport to travel to/from farm locations. FIELD GRADER: – Grade squash to standard on the harvester – Maintain health and safety standards – Work in a team environment – Good communication skills, interacting well with others – A positive attitude HARVEST QC: – Work with Field Graders to maintain quality standards of harvested squash – High attention to detail; notice differences quickly – A great attitude, supporting the team and working with those where English is a second language – Maintain health and safety standards – A fast learner, working well under pressure with adaptability to change as plans alter – Must hold a clean Full driver licence SO IF YOU LOVE THE OUTDOORS AND HAVE THE ABOVE SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE TO WORK IN THE FIELD, THEN WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! NB: Applicants for this position must be in New Zealand, with either NZ Residency or a valid NZ work permit. PHONE 0800 BROWNRIGG  (0800 276 967) if you have any questions.  Otherwise, APPLY NOW with cover letter and CV.

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An Exciting Career Opportunity! Brownrigg Agriculture is a progressive agricultural business, supplying to NZ and the world from our operations based 20-minutes south of Hastings.  This role is part of the close-knit Management Services Team with offices in a stunning rural setting. The role encompasses payroll, HR administration and support for your Manager. The success of our company is anchored in our people and with up to 250 employees’ at peak times, coordination of the seasonal recruitment programme is a key element of the role. A strong systems orientation is required in this role along with an eye for detail. An ability to interact well with people and be commercially savvy will be valuable. Areas of focus will include: Assisting Managers with seasonal recruitment “Feeding and watering” our HR database (Datacom) Payroll administration Administration support We require a solid work history in administration, preferably in HR, but more importantly your attitude, personality and ability to work efficiently is key. This is a fulltime permanent role where you will enjoy variety and get the opportunity to develop your skills.  Visit our website to see the full applicant criteria for this role and to apply. A full Position Description is available on request from: To discuss in confidence phone Karen Bloor on 06 874 8025

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Brownrigg Agriculture is a progressive agricultural business, having both cropping and livestock interests growing high quality food and produce. We supply to NZ and the world from our operations based 20-minutes south of Hastings. Our platform and portfolio of crops and forages is expanding bringing with it an increased operational requirement of getting things done right and on time.  Our Agronomy team oversees the planning, care and wellbeing of all our crops, pastures and forages across our enterprises and so we have developed a new permanent position to support our Agronomy Manager and meet the growing needs of the business.  With a focus on timely implementation of plans, team leadership, precision and effective use of resources you will help the business achieve high performance plant production to meet its customer’s needs.  Areas of focus will include:  Staff Recruitment and Management to fulfill operational needs, managing priorities and workloads, and motivating a diverse mix of permanent and seasonal staff Operational Management implementing agronomy plans across crops and pastures, manage spray, fertiliser and fungicide plans, implement pastoral forage crop and regrassing Crop & Pasture Monitoring, managing the crop monitoring team to ensure the crop growth, health, weed and pest status is actively monitored allowing for timely execution of crop care activities Harvest Planning, playing an active role in Squash harvest planning providing decision support for both the operational and post-harvest teams on priorities, flows and quality System Support, contributing to the efficient and successful operation via accurate, timely information flow with clear communication and …

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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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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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