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at Darlings Fruit Ltd (view profile)
Location Ettrick, New Zealand
Date Posted 30/11/2021
Category Stonefruit (including Cherries)
Job Type Need Staff Soon
Number of Roles Available 2
Start Date 2022/01/05
End Date 2022/02/28
Starting Rate $20.00 plus 8% holiday pay
Job Benefits Accommodation, Free Wifi


The summer fruit season is upon us. The chillers are full, and we require fit, hardworking positive people to complete the very last step in the chain of fruit production before shipment– stacking and strapping!

What can we offer you?

*Unbeatable team atmosphere – small family-owned company
*Feel appreciated and valued. We put people first
*Awesome location – a great base to explore from (within 2 hours of Dunedin, Queenstown,
Wanaka, Invercargill, Catlins)
*Take to our beautiful walking and cycling tracks on your days off
*Affordable, comfortable accommodation
*Hone your skills and earn good $$$
*Lifelong connections

What can you offer us?

*Previous stacking or other physical work experience
*A desire to work hard
*Reliability and punctuality
*Friendly, positive attitude
*Happy to contribute to a team environment
*A willingness to accept instruction
*A commitment to the whole apple season

STACKER/STRAPPER : This person takes the filled cartons, checks that they are of correct weight,  then stacks them correctly on the pallets. When the required number of boxes/crates are loaded, this person then straps and moves the pallets using the equipment provided. Accuracy and an eye for detail is a must. Training is given in all aspects of this work.

The apricot cartons vary between 5Kg and 10kg so the person needs to be fit, healthy and motivated without any prior back or shoulder injuries.   A good grasp of the English language is a must.

Workdays are Monday to Saturday inclusive, 8.00am to 5.00pm. This may vary depending on the workload. Fixed term work from approximately 6th January until mid February.

If you are interested, there will also be an opportunity to be considered for employment for the apple packing season from the end of February until mid June.

Accommodation is available and can be organized if required. Cost is $17 per night per person in a twin share room. Full facilities provided - kitchen, laundry, shower. Other accommodation options are available if you are self-contained.

What happens next? We will then send you an application form to complete and return via email.  If we think you are suitable and we have a favourable response from your referees, we will then send you a formal job offer.

*Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or resident, or hold a current WH or SSE Visa for the duration of the work period

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email to

Job Requirements

Must have a good level of strength and fitness
Lifting is required