Permanent Spray Operator/Orchard Hand – Gisborne

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at Craigmore (view profile)
Location Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Date Posted 18/03/2024
Category Apples and Pears
Job Type Need Staff Now
Number of Roles Available 1
Start Date 2024/03/18
End Date 2024/04/18
Starting Rate $23.65 to $30.00


About Craigmore
Craigmore works with global capital partners to build and manage more than 25,000ha of farm, orchard, and forest businesses in Aotearoa New Zealand. With over $1 billion of assets under management and growing, Craigmore’s aim is to be a long-term producer of high-quality food and forest products whilst managing the land sustainably and helping to build strong rural communities.

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Are you looking for a new and exciting career opportunity in horticulture? We are seeking an experienced Spray Operator/Orchard Hand to join our Gisborne team!

As a Spray Operator/Orchard Hand, you will play a key role in maintaining the health and productivity of our apple trees by applying pest management solutions and fertilizers. You will also assist in other duties such as pruning, harvesting, irrigation, weed spraying, repair and maintenance, property maintenance and tree husbandry work.
Competencies required to be successful include:
• Good understanding of health and safety with safety comes first attitude
• Experience in spraying crops preferred
• Ability to work flexible hours where required around spraying, dispatch, and understory maintenance
• Grow safe certificate advantageous
• Mechanical aptitude and ability to operate and maintain a vast range of powered and non-powered machinery and tools
• Confident communicator
• Ability to maintain and contribute to a positive team culture
• Ability to implement and communicate job sheets

We offer competitive pay, opportunities for growth and advancement, and a positive and supportive work environment.

If you're passionate about horticulture and want to be a part of a thriving apple orchard, we want to hear from you!

To enquire in strict confidence about this role, or to request a Position Description, please send email to

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