Glasshouse and Packhouse Workers
Payment : $22.5 + holiday pay
Location : Dairy Flat
Region : Auckland
Experience : No experience necessary
Forestburg Eggplant is looking for several packhouse/glasshouse workers to join our team!
We are the largest eggplant growers in New Zealand, located in Dairy Flat, just 30kms north of Auckland. You will be joining a team of 12 people and help us get the work done in our 5 glasshouses as well as the packhouse.
Forestburg Eggplant is currently supplying supermarkets and is dedicated to providing the best eggplant quality for our customers.
About the job:
As part of the glasshouse team, your jobs will include:
- Picking the eggplant using electric trolleys
- Pruning the plants (for those who are new to horticulture, it is removing smaller growth to optimise the growth of the whole plant)
- Twisting the plants (eggplant plants are thin and can grow tall! So we twist a string around the main stem to help them grow vertically without falling over)
- Pull out the old crops, clean the glasshouse to get it ready for planting the next eggplant generation !
If you end up working in the packhouse, your main duty will be:
- Grading the fruits
The fruits are processed through our grader where a team get the fruits out of a crate, inspect for damages and then send it through the machine. They then fall on tables where you will be in charge of packing them in crates.
- As we are not picking every day, you will also get to enjoy working in the glasshouse.
You will be working Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4-5 pm and the occasional public holiday. Minimum of 2 months up to 6 months or longer.
What are we looking for?
- You don’t need to be experienced for this role as training will be provided.
- Must have your own reliable transport
- Have the ability and motivation to do physical work
- Don’t mind working in the heat and with heights
- Be fit and able to stand for long periods and lift crates
- Must be eligible to work in New Zealand with a valid WHV or SSE visa.
- Have an IRD number and bank account
If it sounds like you and you’d like to join us, please send your CV to .
This job vacancy was been posted over 40 days ago, but is still active and currently accepting new applications.
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