Looking for an exciting job over 2022 harvest season? (OUTDOOR)

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at AgFirst Consultants Nelson (view profile)
Location Motueka, New Zealand
Date Posted 12/01/2022
Category Other
Job Type Need Staff Soon
Number of Roles Available 5
Start Date 2022/02/10
End Date 2022/05/06
Starting Rate $ 25 per hour + holiday pay


AgFirst Nelson is a horticultural consultancy company based in Motueka, providing high-quality technical advice and solutions to the horticulture sector. We run an independent laboratory and we will require 5 casual staff to collect samples from the orchard from mid February through to May. Our business operates 7 days a week, we usually roster people for 5 and a half/6 working days per week. Our busiest period is mid-March till end of April, therefore you need to be available to work through Easter & Anzac.


Whether you want to gain some laboratory experience, learn a little more about the kiwifruit season, be part of a team or earn some money this role ticks all the boxes. This is a great role that will suit a range of candidates, no experience required, full training will be provided.




This role is for a Fixed term period with seasonal work starting February ramping up in March and running through to May, working variable hours per week. Duties will include driving to orchards and collecting kiwifruit (on foot) as required for each sample, and then driving the collected samples to the nearest drop off point.Hours will be rostered to meet the requirements of the business which operates 7 days a week. You will be required to be available to work a minimum of 5.5 days per week. Samplers may work alone or in pairs and will be well supported by our Senior Team Members.



  • Good map reading skills
  • Ability to work within set timeframes
  • Flexible due to the seasonal nature of this role
  • Ability to use phone and software apps
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience and adapt quickly to change
  • Clean driving history, full Class 1 drivers licence
  • An ability to work unsupervised & to be self-motivated
  • Maintain professionalism and respect confidentiality
  • Team player, able to create a good working relationship with other staff in the team and across the company
  • Candidates are expected to have a good level of fitness, you will walk up to 16km per day and collect kiwifruit samples weighing 12-16kg from under pergola structures 1.7-1.8m tall.



  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Early starts and early finishes
  • You will be supported with the tools and equipment to carry out the role including smartphone, job management application and lone worker monitoring solution


AgFirst Consultants Nelson is a family-friendly, values driven and mature New Zealand owned business. As a Seasonal Kiwifruit Sample Collector you will be part of a great team providing services to the wider Kiwifruit industry. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with one of NZs leading kiwifruit maturity testing laboratories.



If this role sounds like a good for you, click apply now via the link. If you require more information, please do not hesitate to ring (03) 528 0330. Interview process has commenced, apply NOW!



Job Requirements

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