Orchard Workers – Central Cherries

Page Views
at Freshmax NZ Group (view profile)
Location Alexandra, New Zealand
Date Posted 28/06/2022
Category Stonefruit (including Cherries)
Job Type Need Staff Now
Number of Roles Available 4
Start Date 2022/07/11
End Date 2023/02/28
Starting Rate From $22 per hour depending on experience


Established in New Zealand in 1995, and expanding into Australia in 2006, Freshmax Group is one of the largest fresh produce growing, marketing and distribution operations in the Southern Hemisphere.  With touchpoints from field to fork, there are plenty of opportunities for growth. 


As we continue to grow our Central Cherries business in the Alexandra area, we are looking for several Orchard Workers to join the Orchard team on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Orchard Manager, our Orchard team is responsible for ensuring that the cherry orchards are maintained to best practise / industry standards so our cherries grow up to be the very best they can be!


The duties will be those typical in the horticulture sector including pruning, spraying, tree training, harvesting and mowing.  You will be required to use company equipment such as tractors, mowers and sprayers.  You will also be expected to follow company rules to ensure the health & safety of yourself and others – this can include wearing PPE, safe driving practises and following standard operating procedures.

For the right person, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a small but efficient team which has big goals on the horizon.  As we have several positions available, we have scope to size the jobs according to applicant experience.  We are interested in talking to people who are new to the industry and looking to start growing their own horticultural career.  We offer industry apprenticeships to those who show promise in the sector.  Equally, we are keen to talk to experienced operators who are looking for a change or new opportunity.

To be successful in the role you’ll also need to be

  • Be self-motivated with high levels of integrity.
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Able to work flexible hours, particularly in the high season as the harvest waits for no one!
  • Work safely and effectively as part of a team.


Competitive wage rates are available to the right candidates.

If this sounds like you, please apply through the link below.



You must be in New Zealand or have arranged your own work visa / travel to be considered for this role.  Due to New Zealand’s current immigration settings, we are unable to support work permit applications for entry into the country.


Freshmax is a drug-free workplace:  We conduct pre-employment drug & alcohol testing.

Job Requirements

Must have moderate level of physical fitness. Typical tasks will require walking on uneven ground, standing for periods of time, lifting moderate loads.

Drop files here browse files ...