Vine and canopy Orchard Supervisor


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Agriculture, fishing & forestry, Manufacturing & operations

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Full time

Job Description:

Vine and canopy Orchard Supervisor
Punchbowl is an innovative kiwifruit packhouse and coolstore facility based in the peaceful rural South Auckland surroundings of Patumahoe. We are a leading, medium-sized kiwifruit business that grows, packs and stores kiwifruit and provides a full range of orchard services to our grower clients.
Reporting to the Orchard Manager, this is an opportunity for an experienced Orchard Supervisor to join our orchard team servicing our Kumeu-based orchards. You will assist the Orchard Manager to produce a high-quality fruit crop suitable for export and/or local markets.
Key responsibilities:
  • Picking fruit
  • Kiwifruit vine work including, but not limited to pruning, picking, girdling, vine work, training, leading, cutting, thinning
  • Harvest preparation
  • Recognise and report vine disease and pests
  • Manage 5+ orchard pruning team members
  • Report to the Orchard Manager on orchard work progress
  • Communication with Growers
You will need:
  • NZ citizenship or permanent residency
  • A valid, NZ driver’s licence
  • Own transport
  • Experience in orchard/farm work
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to carry weighted Kiwifruit harness/bag on body for long periods of time
  • Experience in managing orchard pruning teams
  • Fluent understanding and communication of the English language
  • Good standard of health and fitness
  • Positive attitude and reliability
In return, we can offer you:
  • Workplace wellness scheme
  • Contract pay rates for picking and pruning work – ability to earn piece and bin rates
In addition to a competitive remuneration package, Punchbowl offers a relaxed environment in a company that truly lives and breathes its values. This is a unique opportunity to join a friendly and professional team and get involved in a diverse and interesting industry.
Please apply with CV to Applications close on Friday 17th August 2018.
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Punchbowl PackCo
New Zealand

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