Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

  • Posted: 13 Feb 2024
  • Location: South Taranaki
  • Work Type: Casual
  • Classification: Farming, Animals & Conservation
Our Co-operative
Te Mātāpuna toa takitini

Fonterra’s strength is in the collective

We are a Co-operative created and owned by Aotearoa New Zealand dairy farmers. Our rich history is built on farming families working together to share the natural goodness of our dairy with the world.

Collaboration, innovation, and passion was the cornerstone of our creation and something we continue to value today through our commitment to care for the land, our animals, and every drop of milk. Our milk creates goodness through nutritious food with safe, quality ingredients that are loved here in New Zealand and around the world.

About the opportunity

Putting your rural knowledge and love for agriculture to work with us will be a positive move for our farmers and your future. Like us, you're passionate about rural life and agricultural people and it's your expertise that means there are no boundaries to what can be achieved here.
This is a casual role where you will be reporting to our Farms Manager. Duties will predominantly include milking either morning or afternoon milkings (or both).

Cups on time is 5am at both our herringbone sheds, morning milking will be finished around 7.30am.
Cups on in the afternoon is 2.00pm and finish up between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.
Key focuses of the role:

Milk harvesting in an efficient and quiet manner
Assist farm management with animal health and welfare requirements
Assist in maintaining accurate records of stock and animal health treatments
Complying with the requirements of the Health & Safety in Employment Act
You will assist the farm team to keep the milking shed maintained to a high standard and ensure that we supply premium quality milk every day!

Subject to the candidate’s experience, this role will pay between $26 - $30 per hour with 8% holiday pay

What you’ll bring to the role

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

Milking experience is not essential but is beneficial
Positive and can-do attitude is a must!
Strong communication and relationship-building skills
This is a drive-in position so a driver’s license and own vehicle to get to/from the farm is a must.

About the Farms

Based in Kapuni, this role will cover two predominantly flat farms. One of 65ha which includes 180 cows and 28 a side herringbone shed and the other farm milking 400 cows once-a-day in a 44 aside herringbone, finished by 8.30am.

The successful candidate will be offered training to allow them to settle into the role and develop their skill level to help them become successful in the position!