Field Team Leader

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at Hill Labs (view profile)
Location Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Date Posted 03/10/2023
Category Kiwifruit
Job Type Need Staff Soon
Number of Roles Available 3
Start Date 2023/12/04
End Date 2024/05/31
Starting Rate $34.90+
Job Benefits Transport, Social club / staff events


We have an exciting opportunity as a Field Team Leader within our team based in Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty (or a remote Team Leader in Pukekohe).

Do you enjoy working outdoors?   Do you thrive on the challenge of cultivating and managing a small team whilst meeting deadlines? 

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Field Team Leader. The role is primarily based in Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty. The role is Dec - May and from Feb - May, the team operates 7 days a week. The role is fast-paced and physical but most importantly, the successful candidate will be a people leader. The teams will collect kiwifruit samples from the Bay of Plenty and beyond to be tested in our Mount Maunganui lab as a key component of Zespri’s assurance programme. 


The Field Team Leader will work closely with the Section Manager and other Team Leaders to manage all aspects of field operations. This will include recruiting, training and organising their own team, while also scheduling and coordinating daily operations and the day-to-day management of staff ensuring that daily collection targets are achieved. This role is not just a desk job, and will spend much of their time (~75%) out in the orchards. Whilst working in the field, Team Leaders will be collecting samples with members of their team as part of their training programme and beyond that as a quality check to ensure that everyone is meeting health and safety standards.


  • Previous staff management/supervisory experience in a similar role, including scheduling and staff training
  • Excellent operational focus with attention to time management, prioritisation and work allocation to achieve the required turn-around times
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Comfortable with technology such as smartphones and productivity software



  • We offer a competitive package reflective of your skills and experience.
  • Brand new company vehicle for work use
  • Autonomy to lead and manage a small high performing team



Hill Laboratories is a commercial provider of analytical services to a wide range of customers in New Zealand and overseas. We provide an excellent environment for fostering and developing talent and enabling innovation in a family-friendly, values driven and mature New Zealand owned business. 

Our staff gain value from a wide range of benefits such as job related learning and development opportunities, a career advancement framework, subsidised employee schemes as well as more holistic benefits such as social events and health initiatives.


If this role sounds like a good fit for you, click apply now via the link or on our website.

Please include a cover letter with your CV detailing why you feel you are the best candidate for this position.

Job Requirements

Previous staff management/supervisory experience in a similar role, including scheduling and staff training

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