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Situations Vacant


Date published: August 19, 2017

Previously: Radio advertising
Now: Community work supervisor
Role: Community work supervisor
Location: Ashburton/Canterbury
Vacancy number: CSSR8162

  • Permanent Part Time covering Saturdays only

Do you want to be part of a team that makes a real difference to your community?

Community Work Supervisors have oversight of work parties of offenders working on pre-organised projects in the community.

Time management and supervisory skills are put to the test to balance group productivity while ensuring everyone is kept in your sight as you manage up to 10 offenders in the group each day.

As a Community Work Supervisor you will oversee and manage up to 10 offenders serving community work sentences on meaningful projects at schools, reserves, community groups, Marae and churches – whatever the community needs. Canterbury Community Corrections are seeking an enthusiastic, practically minded person to supervise our community workers as they provide assistance to a wide range of community organisations. Community Work is also an opportunity for offenders to acquire or improve work and social skills.

If you are a positive role model with a firm-but-fair management style and you can motivate and work with a variety of people in a variety of situations.

The successful candidate will also have the following:
Full New Zealand driver’s license.
Possesses the ability to impart manual skills to offenders in a practical setting.
Communicates confidently, clearly and articulately.
Models pro-social behaviour.
Has an excellent awareness of the importance of Health and Safety processes and can put these into practice in a practical setting.

Are you ready for a powerful career choice; making change that matters to individuals, their families and our community?

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Emailed applications will NOT be considered. Previous applicants need not apply.

The successful candidates will be based in Ashburton and covering Canterbury and occasional work in Timaru.

Applications close: Thursday, 31 August 2017.

To hear Mike talk about his role go to:

Bulk & Fertiliser Dispatch Manager

Date published: August 19, 2017

Are you ready for the next step in your transport career or have the skill set to suit this position?

Due to an internal restructure Wilson Bulk Transport Ltd are looking for a highly motivated Bulk & Fertiliser Dispatcher to run our modern fleet of vehicles.

This busy role could be rewarding to the right applicant who wants to make the job their own.

Experience in the transport industry would be preferred and local knowledge would be an advantage.

Applicants should have the following attributes:
• An attitude that customer service is paramount
• A can do attitude under pressure
• The ability to work with other personnel within the company
• Excellent time management and organisational skills
• Be computer literate
• Proven staff management skills
• Class 5 licence preferred

Wilson Bulk Transport offer:
• A permanent position
• A pay rate dependent on experience
• A team of people to work with who are committed to providing excellent service to our clients
• Company vehicle supplied

If you would like to learn more about this exciting role
please contact the General Manager to

discuss or email your CV to:

Jonathan Ward – 027 435 1929

Family/Whanau Worker

Date published: August 19, 2017

  • Ashburton and Timaru

Presbyterian Support is the leading social services provider in South Canterbury. As one of the region’s largest local employers, we employ over 400 staff across multiple sites in Aged Care, Community Services and Family services.

Family Works supports children, young people and their families to be safe, strong and connected.

Family Start is a home-visiting programme working alongside parents/caregivers to enhance health, education and social outcomes for children in the first five years of life.

This is an exciting new service for the South and Mid Canterbury communities.

Family/Whānau workers are at the heart of the Family Start programme, working alongside families in their own homes.

You will need to demonstrate the following:
An appropriate degree level qualification in social work, health or education (or be studying towards this).
Membership of or willingness to join an appropriate professional association.
Working knowledge of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and other relevant NZ legislation.
Experience in working with children and whānau to promote change.
Experience and skills in engagement, comprehensive assessments and co-creation of plans/goals.
The ability to maintain accurate records and reporting
Excellent communication skills that enable building and maintaining positive relationships.
The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with referring agencies and local service providers.
High levels of self-motivation, energy , resourcefulness, decision making, and the ability to manage deadlines and priorities.
Excellent computer skills.
A commitment to providing services in the spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Positions available 1.5 FTE in based Timaru and 1 FTE based in Ashburton.

Applicants will need to be flexible in their working hours and have a current full driver’s licence.

Enquiries to Catherine-Joye Truman,
Ph: (03) 688 5029
or email:

Applications close 1st September 2017 at 5.00pm

Apply on line today –
OR request an application form and position description from Family Works
Ph: (03) 688 5029 or Ph: PSSC (03) 687 1123

Marketing Opportunity at Ruralco

Date published: August 19, 2017


• Ambitious, dynamic, and growth focused organisation
• Ashburton based
• Great opportunity to take the first step in your marketing career

We are seeking a Marketing Assistant who will bring fresh ideas and creative flair to our Marketing team. This key role will support the current team with the development and implementation of all marketing activity across the group, this will include communications, digital marketing, market research, events and sponsorship. This role would suit a motivated marketing graduate who is ready to take the first step in their career ladder in an exciting, varied and challenging environment.

Ruralco is an exciting, forward-thinking agri-business driven to supporting a sustainable future for New Zealand farming. Ruralco’s nationwide network delivers transparent savings across farm and family needs, while supporting the businesses in the rural communities our farmers live and work in.

The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator, demonstrate strong organisation skills, have an excellent work ethic and operate in a professional, results-orientated manner.

Skills required to be successful in this position include:
• A tertiary marketing qualification;
• Excellent time management skills;
• Proficient in digital communications;
• Strong writing skills;
• Analytical, logical and comfortable interpreting data;
• Strong interpersonal skills.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

If this is you, please email your CV and covering letter to

by Friday 25 August 2017.


Date published: August 19, 2017

Our Ashburton based slurry and muck spreading business requires an experienced tractor driver for this coming season.

Applicants must have experience in the following:
• A minimum class 2 licence
• be able to work unsupervised and in a team environment
• good attention to detail
• be mechanically minded
• be able to follow instructions and communicate with farmers and other staff

The successful applicant with the right experience will be offered a competitive hourly rate.

If you are interested please email your CV and references to:

or phone 027 2812 089

Bakery Assistant Customer Service Assistant

Date published: August 19, 2017

Our busy bakery is looking for a hard working bakery assistant to work as part of our passionate team.

The successful applicant will bring with them a positive attitude, proven customer services skills and the ability to make great coffee.

40 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday

Apply in writing to

Applications close by 31st August


Date published: August 16, 2017


Luisetti Seeds is a long established grain and seed company based in Rangiora and Ashburton. An opportunity has arisen for a Delivery/Storeperson at our Ashburton site.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Delivery of seed and chemical to company clients
• General yard duties including assisting in the intake and dispatch functions of both seed and chemical
• Assisting with the company’s seed dressing and mixing plants

You will need to be organised, logical and fit.

Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is crucial. A forklift and a farming background would be an advantage but is not essential.

Applications should detail recent relevant experience, qualifications and referees.

Please apply to:
Delivery / Storeperson Vacancy
Luisetti Seeds Ltd
PO Box 77, Rangiora
Attention: Susan West

Mechanical Engineer

Date published: August 16, 2017

Hewson Farms, Mid Canterbury are seeking a competent and motivated applicant to work alongside another mechanical engineer.

The successful applicant will be required to help, service and maintain a modern fleet of agriculture machinery, farm machinery and vehicles, complete a considerable variety of general engineering and modification of implements and fabrication of new plant items.

Applications for this position should have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

If this sounds like you please contact:
Ross Hewson 027 221 0995
or email

Agriculture Machinery Operator

Date published: August 16, 2017

Hewson Farms, Mid Canterbury are seeking an experienced, competent and motivated applicant for a permanent Agriculture Machinery Operator position.

The applicant must have experience in operating agricultural machinery with minimal supervision this includes combine harvesting, drilling, cultivation, fertilizer spreading.

Holding a class 5 license is an advantage.

Applications for this position should have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

If this sounds like you please contact:
Ross Hewson 027 221 0995
or email

Transporter Operator

Date published: August 16, 2017

ACL has established itself as a leading company in civil contracting with a workforce in excess of 115 staff and has proven itself in a dynamic and challenging market through performance and quality.

As a result of our current operator leaving we are looking for a new Transporter Operator to drive our Kenworth T404 and 3m 4 axle transporter. If you are an experienced Transporter Operator or heavy truck driver and are seeking a new challenge, we are keen to talk with you.

Minimum requirements:
• Class 5 license plus W,T,R and capable of driving a variety of plant
• Experience in driving a transporter or heavy truck/trailer
• BESS (Bridge Engineering Self Supervision) although not absolutely essential.

Key attributes:
• Focused on safety and delivering high quality work
• Good communication skills particularly with customers and other staff
• An ability to plan and self-manage day to day activities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package along with training support where required.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen.

If this opportunity sounds like you please give
Maurice a call on 027 484 1115
Email applications and CV’s to:
Ashburton Contracting Ltd
PO Box 264, Ashburton 7740

AI Technician

Date published: August 12, 2017

Wanted a trained

  • AI Technician

for independent work in Mid Canterbury Available to work from October 15 through to the end of mating season.

If interested please contact
Luke on 027 849 2112.

Commercial Broker Support

Date published: August 12, 2017


• Join one of New Zealand most progressive national insurance brokers
• Finalists in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces awards for 4 years running

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to take on the role of Commercial Broker Support in our Ashburton branch.

You will be supporting Brokers, assisting them in managing their client portfolios. Day to day activities will include resolving client queries, attending to policy amendments, processing renewals, new business, alterations and cancellations. The ideal candidate will have experience in office administration.

Key skills will include the ability to organise your own workload and manage time effectively, and proven ability to build rapport and assist in retention of key clients is essential.

This is your opportunity to be part of a forward thinking Company, join a busy, growing branch and enjoy a challenging position in a friendly working environment.

To register your interest in this role, please submit your CV
and covering letter to:


Date published: August 12, 2017

Full time position required immediately for our mixed stock farm in the Ashburton area.

Must have good calf rearing skills and the ability to drive a tractor with a loader is essential.

Must be confident with handling stock.

This position is a fixed term contract for a period of four months to cover our busy spring calf season.

Please apply with CV and cover letter with two referees by email to:

or post to PO Box 667, Ashburton 7740.
Phone 03 308 4725
(8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday).

Closing date for applications 22/08/2017.


Date published: August 12, 2017

Mt Somers Store wanted mature, reliable, friendly shop assistant for alternate weekend work.

Phone 303 9831 or 027 226 9067.

Hinds Mechanical Services

Date published: August 12, 2017

Full time mechanic required Monday to Friday and occasional Saturday morning.

Please phone
Ian 021 029 05347

Lawn Mowing Part time

Date published: August 12, 2017

RS & RA Hewson, Mid Canterbury based are looking for someone to fill a vacant lawn mowing part time position 8-10 hours per week.

The suitable applicant must be able to work unsupervised, operate a ride on mower and have a full drivers license, a vehicle and trailer are provided for use.

If this sounds like you please ring
Ross Hewson
027 221 0995
or email:


Date published: August 12, 2017

Heartland Technology Ltd |

Based in Ashburton covering Mid Canterbury, with branches in Timaru & Central Otago. Due to growth & internal promotion, we are looking for a customer focused, full-time receptionist in our Ashburton branch.

Duties include:
• General reception duties & administration support
• Logging service jobs for engineers from phone calls
• Resolving simple copier problems over the phone for our valued clients
• Filing client & company information using electronic & manual systems
• Maintaining databases & financial records to our high expectations. You must be confident using various computer systems that have a flow on affect to other parts of the business, accuracy is essential

The successful applicant is responsible for initiating our service delivery & customer experience. They should have an excellent telephone manner & a strong focus on customer service.

They should also:
• Work well with a team of highly motivated staff
• Be proficient in MS Office software
• Have a good sense of humour
• Keep their ‘cool’ under sometimes challenging circumstances
• Be accurate with keen attention to detail

Recent school leavers or applicants with 1-2 years office experience are encouraged
to apply by email to: 

by 25 August 2017 please include a copy of your CV and a cover letter


Date published: August 12, 2017

We have an opening for two Labourers to join our Field Services team.

This position will involve being out in the field and in the workshop with the main responsibility to assist the Earth Rig Operators.

Ideally you will have the following attributes:
• Hold a current drivers licence with classes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
• WTR and F endorsements or the ability to obtain
• Mechanically minded
• Not afraid of demanding physical work in the rural environment
• Above average problem solving skills
• Excavator, forklift and hiab experience
• Ability to stick weld

To apply, send your cover letter and CV to:
EA Networks
c/- Recruitment
Private Bag 802, Ashburton 7772
Alternatively this can be emailed to:

Applications for this position close August 25, 2017.

EA networks is committed to a safe and healthy work environment.
Successful candidates must be prepared to undergo a pre-employment medical, which includes a drug and alcohol test and a Ministry of Justice check.

Tractor Driver Required

Date published: August 12, 2017

B&W Lowe Contracting Ltd are currently seeking experienced machinery operators for the 2017-2018 silage season.

Applicants must:
• Be honest, reliable and conscientious
• Have at least 3 years relevant machinery experience
• Be capable of working unsupervised
• Class 2 licence an advantage

To apply please send CV to:

Scheme Operator

Date published: August 9, 2017

MHV Water Ltd

  • Scheme Operator

MHV Water Limited is one of the leading irrigation supply companies in NZ, servicing approximately 50,000 hectares via open race and pressurised pipe systems in the Mayfield, Hinds, Valetta and Ruapuna areas.

Our vision is to deliver water that is both environmentally and financially sustainable and continue to embrace our innovative heritage. We are looking to grow our team to continue to deliver for our shareholders.

We have a position available within our Operations team for a Scheme Operator. The operator will be responsible for the efficient and equitable delivery of water to our farmer shareholders, maintaining accurate records, compliance, implementing new technology and general maintenance of scheme assets.

Reporting to the Operations Manager the applicant should have:
• Mature, confident communication skills
• Proficient computer and numeracy skills
• Self motivation and be a team player
• A good standard of fitness and presentation
• A commitment to Health and Safety.

The ideal candidate will be a practical person with an understanding of irrigation and agriculture. Technical experience to enable operation of the Scheme’s modern technology is preferred but training will be provided.

A competitive salary package is available for the successful candidate and accommodation within the scheme area may be available.

A job description is available on request.

Applications close on Friday, August 25 and are to be submitted with a current CV and cover letter for the attention of:
Jo Naylor
MHV Water Ltd
18 Kermode Street, Ashburton 7700
Phone: (03) 307 8389