General Farm Worker Jobs in New Zealand | AgReasearch

July 3, 2024
$20 - $30 / hour

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    July 3, 2024
  • Offered Salary
    $20 - $30 / hour
  • Expiration date
    September 3, 2024
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Gender
  • Industry
    Agriculture and Farming
  • Qualification
    No Formal Education
  • Career Level
    Entry Level
  • Employer
  • Vacancies

Job Description

AgResearch is looking for a highly motivated individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about the farming industry to join the team casually. This hands-on role assists with operations dedicated to general sheep and deer activities on the farm and will involve all farm activities when necessary.

Position Title: General Farm Worker
Reports To: Research Farm Manager, Invermay
Direct Reports: None
Group: Farms
Key Relationships: Research Farm Manager, Farm Employees, Science Employees,
Technicians, External Stakeholders
Location: Invermay Campus, Mosgiel, Dunedin

General Farm Worker Job Details:

The person best suited to this position will possess the following:


  • 2+ years of relevant agricultural experience.
  • A current Full Driver’s Licence is essential.
  • 1 – 2 years experience in the application of relevant farming covering recording, diaries,
    stock rotation/movement, & feed planning/management.
  • 1 – 2 years experience with working dogs and be able to exhibit competence in working
    with them (preferred).
  • Experience in animal health maintenance, fencing, and water supply.
  • An interest in science and research principles.
  • Proficient in MS Office and farm technologies such as Trutest and FarmIQ.
  • Knowledge of Farm Quality Assurance programmes desirable.
  • Must be physically fit.

What you will be doing

  • General farm duties including assistance with livestock management, lambing, sheep and deer trial work as required.
  • Working with Science to support research goals.
  • General maintenance on the farm, including weed spraying, pasture topping, and repairing fencing.
  • Completing fully recorded lambing events.

Your ideal background

  • Previous farm experience, including good working knowledge of animal health, stock handling and recording, and experience with TruTest an advantage.
  • Current full driver’s license.
  • A keen, motivated attitude, along with good communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously while being part of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrates safe workplace behaviour by taking all practicable steps to ensure own and other’s safety in the workplace.

Our benefits

When your work environment fits your values and your lifestyle, it is a better place to be. Our campuses are green, open, and developing, allowing you to enjoy your work and be productive at the same time – we make sure our people feel supported and enjoy being part of the AgResearch team. 

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, apply today on the link below with your CV and a cover letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for this position.

We will be progressing the recruitment as applications come in, so if you are interested, please apply now!

To view the position description, please click here

For further information about the role, please contact Colin Rodgers, Operations Manager at

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