Situations Vacant

Ashburton Vets

Date published: September 22, 2018
Are you looking for some extra income to supplement your lifestyle?

Do you have some time to spare in the middle of each week day?

We are on the lookout for an enthusiastic person to join our friendly team to cover lunch breaks for two hours per day Monday to Friday.

Tasks will include:
• Cleaning
• Stocking shelves
• Customer service
• Answering the phone
• Filing

If this sounds like you and you do have time to spare in the middle of each week day, please email your CV and a cover letter to:  by 5pm Friday, September 28, 2018.

Matt Lovett – Tractor Driver

Date published: September 22, 2018

Our Ashburton based slurry and muck spreading business requires an experienced tractor driver.

Applicants must have some experience in the following:
• Class 1 or 2 licence
• Physically fit, motivated and able to follow instructions
• General machine maintenance and tractor experience

Duties include:
• Hot water blasting and drain jetting
• Operating tractor and stirrer
• Relocating and fuelling gear

If you are interested please email your CV and references to: or phone 027 2812 089

Four Square Allenton – Bakery Positions x2

Date published: September 22, 2018

Applications are invited for the above positions for two self-motivated, well presented persons wishing to join this vital area of our Four Square Supermarket.

Preference will be given to individuals experienced in the Bakery / Supermarket industry but don’t let that deter you from applying.

Key requirements:
• Highly motivated with a positive attitude to customer service
• Have a strong commitment to growth
• Have good communication and organisational skills, and able to work independently as required.
• Relevant & current Food Safety and or HACCP Qualifications would be advantageous

Don’t delay, I will be looking to hire the right candidate or candidates as they come to my attention.

So please come in and complete an application form today.

Hours of work will be discussed at time of interview

Please return with CV addressed to:
Mark Swaney
Four Square Allenton
98 Harrison Street, Ashburton 7700

Humm Engineering Ltd – Welder/Frabricator

Date published: September 22, 2018

We are looking for an experienced Engineer/Welder/Fabricator to join our busy team.

Our growing business offers a wide range of agricultural and general engineering repairs and maintenance to the Methven and surrounding areas with a modern fully equipped workshop based
in Methven and a call out mobile repair service available also.

This position could be full-time, part-time or fixed term (negotiable).

Competitive remuneration offered.

If you want to be part of a hardworking team delivering top quality workmanship and enjoy variety in your day contact us and apply in strict confidence by calling:
Guyon Humm 027 622 8933

New World – Butchery Apprenticeship opportunity?

Date published: September 22, 2018

Do you want to work in a locally owned and operated business?

We are looking for a person to join our busy, dynamic and highly skilled Butchery team.

The successful applicant will display a love of food, a desire to learn new skills and the ability to work in a fast paced team environment.

This position is 40 – 45 hours per week with days to be discussed. Butchery or Food Industry experience would be helpful, but not essential as training will be given.

Once six months of continuous employment is successfully completed, you will be considered for enrolment in a three year Butchery apprenticeship. This is a nationally
recognised qualification.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Collect an application form in store and return it with a covering letter and CV or email your details to:

Applications close Friday, September 28, 2018.

Vistalite – Aluminium Joinery Fabricator/Glazier

Date published: September 22, 2018

We’re looking for an aluminium fabricator to join our Ashburton factory, who is keen to be part of a great team.

Responsibilities of the role include:
• Manufacture of Vistalite frames
• Preparation, cutting, assembly and glazing roles
• Produce high quality work

Skills required:
• Window and door manufacturing experience or similar would be a bonus but training will be given to those from a relevant industry
• Skills in engineering or an engineering mind, or from a glazing background
• Be a positive person who likes being part of a team environment.
• Enjoys learning
• Also opportunities for apprenticeships for suitable candidates

Note: Only those candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa, a valid driver’s licence and be able to pass a drug test.

Applicants holding a valid Work Visa will require a minimum of two years before the visa expiry date.

Please send CV with cover letter by email:

Turley Farms Ltd – Vegetable and Arable Farmer – based at Chertsey

Date published: September 22, 2018

The successful person needs to be able to work within a team environment or on their own.

Our team is small enabling you to learn skills while working in an experienced and enjoyable team environment.

Turley Farms produces a variety of cereal, small seeds and process vegetables, including potatoes and onions.

Duties will include cultivation, planting, harvesting, opportunity for some seasonal stock work and other general farm related duties as required.

Skills we will help you develop while working in this role will include:
• Experience operating large modern farm machinery
• Irrigation experience
• Machinery maintenance skills
• Attention to detail with the ability to take direction
• Sprayer / crop protection operator
• Safe agrichemical handling skills

Qualifications we will assist you in gaining:
• Growsafe approved handlers
• HT licence

There is a recently renovated four bedroom home available, with a school bus at the gate.

Please send your application with a CV and references to:

Fletcher Building Group – Trade Counter Sales/Inventory Controller

Date published: September 22, 2018

Mico Plumbing and Bathrooms is New Zealand’s leading specialist supplier of plumbing and bathroom products to trade, retail and commercial customers, with a reputation for quality and customer satisfaction.

We are part of Fletcher Building, a diversified global building industry company.

This is a hands-on and varied role working closely with our trade customers processing sales, answering enquiries and picking and packing orders to ensure customer service levels are exceeded.

You’ll also manage and maintain our stock levels to ensure inventory integrity as well as provide internal support to our team where needed.

You’ll need excellent attention to detail, an analytical mind to resolve inventory queries and provide a customer experience that is second to none.

The successful applicant will thrive in a fast paced environment but remain calm under pressure and work closely with the team to achieve our goals.

Please apply online at fbcareers.com and quote reference 10025636.

Applications close Sunday, 30 September 2018.

Talley’s – Engineers

Date published: September 22, 2018

Talley’s is a successful and well-known brand, operating several plants throughout the South Island, as well as having many diversified interests in seafood, frozen vegetables, meat and dairy products.

We currently have vacancies at our Fairton plant, located 10 minute’s drive from Ashburton.

We are currently seeking Trade Qualified Engineers with a positive can-do attitude to join our young enthusiastic engineering team.

What you will need to bring to the team:

• Trade certificate in fitting and turning, general engineering, maintenance and diagnostics or similar
• A can-do attitude
• Ability to be a team player
• A desire to learn and grow your skills further.

In return we can offer:

• A challenging but rewarding work environment
• Opportunity for individual growth
• Fixed day shift or night shift positions
• 5 x 10-hour days per week
• Every second weekend off
• Competitive remuneration rates of $30-$35, experience dependent
• Possible assistance with relocation costs.

Talley’s operate a drug free environment, so candidates will be required to under-go pre-employment and random drug screening.

Only applicants with the right to work in New Zealand need to apply.

If this position sounds like something you are interested in, email a copy of your CV with a cover letter and current working visa to


Ashburton Celtic R.F.C – Backs Coach and Assistant Manager

Date published: September 22, 2018

Want to Coach in a great environment?
Want to work with a great coaching/management group?
Want to further your own coaching goals?

Ashburton Celtic Rugby Club are looking for a Backs Coach and an Assistant Manager for their Senior Team in 2019.

If you have the necessary qualifications and have coached/managed at this level before please send your letters of interest and CV’s to:
Mark O’Grady

Phone 027-839-9105

Applications close October 15, 2018.

Matt Lovett – Slurry Tank Driver

Date published: September 22, 2018

Our Ashburton based slurry and muck spreading business requires an experienced tractor driver.

Applicants must have experience in the following:
• A minimum class 2 licence (class 5 an advantage)
• 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 others 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:

New World – Checkout Supervisors

Date published: September 22, 2018

We are seeking two Checkout Supervisors to assist and support the team with the daily operations of our Checkout department. You will need to be outgoing, friendly and enjoy
working with people.

To be successful, applicants will need to have a strong customer focus and be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

• Effective communication at all levels
• Highly motivated with an excellent work ethic
• Good computer skills – ability to pick up programs with ease
• High presentation standard
• Be a problem solver
• Attention to detail
• Developed organizational skills
• Exceptional customer service
• Liquor Manager’s Certificate an advantage

Key responsibilities include:

• Assisting with supervising staff
• Responsibility for the sale of liquor
• Maintaining our Health & Safety and Food Safety Standards

The days and hours of these positions will be discussed at the interview stage. Each position will require approximately 32 hours to be worked over four days, and will include
one weekend shift and a combination of early and late shifts.

If you are up for the challenge, we want to hear from you!

Please apply enclosing a cover letter and CV to:
Human Resources Manager
Ashburton New World
PO Box 444, Ashburton 7700
Or email: 

Applications close on October 2, 2018.

Multi Skilled Excavator Operator with Experience

Date published: September 19, 2018

Stuart Tarbotton Contractors Ltd is a locally owned and operated company based in Ashburton District. Due to an increase in work load we are looking to employ a Multi Skilled Excavator

Operator to operate a 20ton excavator with the latest GPS Technology. To qualify for this position the successful applicant will have had a minimum of 3 years’ experience operating 20ton plus excavators.

While experience operating other items of plant including Graders, Motor Scrapers, Dozers, and Rollers would be beneficial this is not a pre requisite for the position as training will be offered to a suitable applicant. This is a good opportunity to work for a well-established company that has been operating for 28 years.

Suitable applicant must have:
• Minimum Class 4 Drivers Licence
• Self-Motivation and be able to work unsupervised
• Be a team player and have good communication skills
• Ability to complete a job to a high standard
• A good attitude towards Health and Safety

Good Remuneration package will be offered to the right applicant.

If this sounds like you please contact:
Stuart on 0274 350 963
or email your interest to

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

MECHANICALLY MINDED HANDY MAN

Date published: September 19, 2018

Grant Hood Contracting is an award-winning Ashburton based family business that has been operating for 16 years.

We pride ourselves on our excellent staff management practices and training.

A high priority is placed on Health and Safety.

Our company requires a Part-time Mechanically Minded Handy Man for our workshop.
• Someone looking for part time work and flexible hours
• Someone who takes pride in presenting equipment at its best
• Enjoys a workshop environment and a can-do attitude
• Physically fit
• Self-motivated, with strong work ethics and is reliable and enthusiastic

Successful applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment medical and drugs screen.

All enquiries will be treated confidentially.

Phone Carolyn on 027 209 6410
Or Post CV to: 192 Racecourse Road, Ashburton
Or email to

BUTCHERY APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY?

Date published: September 15, 2018

Do you want to work in a locally owned and operated business?

We are looking for a person to join our busy, dynamic and highly skilled Butchery team.

The successful applicant will display a love of food, a desire to learn new skills and the ability to work in a fast paced team environment.

This position is 40 – 45 hours per week with days to be discussed. Butchery or Food Industry experience would be helpful, but not essential as training will be given.

Once six months of continuous employment is successfully completed, you will be considered for enrolment in a three year Butchery apprenticeship. This is a nationally recognized qualification.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Collect an application form in store and return it with a covering letter and CV or email your details to:

Applications close Friday, September 28, 2018.

TRACTOR DRIVER REQUIRED

Date published: September 15, 2018

We require an experienced tractor operator for our growing agricultural contracting business.

McLeod Cultivation provides cultivation and drilling services between Ashburton and Timaru.

We operate modern well maintained machinery and are based 25 mins South West of Ashburton.

The applicant’s roll will be to operate all related machinery in the business. Must have experience operating John Deere tractors with Greenstar auto steer, be capable and confident in reversible ploughing and drilling to a high standard. Must be mechanically minded and capable of working alone. This job is a full time position which will involve shift work, working nights and weekends when required.

The applicant must also be prepared to work on our farm when needed. Prior experience with all aspects of livestock, from animal husbandry to pasture management and feed budgeting.

Knowledge of the wider Canterbury area would also be an advantage.

Shared accommodation can be provided and a competitive salary package will be offered to the right applicant.

If you have a positive approach, a can do attitude and a sense of humour we would love to hear from you.

Email covering letter and CV to: 

Arable Assistant Manager

Date published: September 15, 2018

Required for intensive irrigated arable farm in Barrhill, Mid Canterbury.

We are seeking an experienced farm worker to join our family farming business, an intensive 345ha arable farm producing a wide range of seed crops, as well as seed potatoes and lamb fattening. In particular, we are looking for someone to help manage the day to day operation of the arable aspect of the farming business, in conjunction with the farm owner.

Key roles and responsibilities:
• Operation and maintenance of a range of cultivation and harvest machinery.
• Responsibility for spray application and maintenance of associated equipment.
• Operation of potato digging equipment and oversight of associated casual staff as required.
• Stock work (lamb finishing related) as required.
• General farm duties as required.

Competencies/Experience required:
• Prior work experience operating and maintaining arable farm machinery
• Attention to detail and conscientiousness
• Self-motivation
• A positive attitude
• Willingness to learn new skills
• Mechanical/engineering experience would be an advantage
• Ability to undertake limited weekend work on a rostered basis depending on farm workload

In return we offer a competitive salary package, including vehicle, and although we offer no on-farm accommodation, Methven and Rakaia are 15 min from farm. We are a family friendly business, and can offer some flexibility with regard to time off.

Please contact Malcolm if you require further information.
If this opportunity interests you, please forward your CV (including references) and covering letter to:
Malcolm Cairns – 0274 144 164

Workshop Supervisor

Date published: September 15, 2018

We offer an opportunity for a person with the right skills and attitude to join the team at McKay and Donaldson.

About Us:
We have been a leading Yamaha Motorcycle and ATV dealer since 1977. We pride ourselves on providing top class service to our wide range of clients, specialising in the agricultural sector.

The position:
Running our busy workshop, meeting and greeting customers, managing our team of mechanics and attending to the wide range of tasks involved in making this happen

Skills Required:
First and foremost excellent customer service skills to ensure that our clients receive the attention and level of service they require.
Mechanical knowledge, preferably in the motorcycle area to enable them to accurately assess repairs required and advise the client accordingly.
The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for the efficient running of the workshop with the full support of the management team. Remuneration will be in accordance with experience and performance.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Please contact: Bryan Donaldson or Cliff Dray
Phone 03-308-7982

Fixed Term Teacher

Date published: September 15, 2018

Carew Peel Forest School

  • Fixed Term Teacher

Carew Peel Forest School has a fixed term teacher vacancy for term 4 (0.5 FTTE).

You would be working alongside two other teachers to collaboratively plan and implement a learning programme for our youngest students within a year 0 – 3 flexible learning environment.

Current teacher registration is essential and visits are welcome.

Please send your CV and cover letter stating your strengths to:
The Principal
1051 Ealing Montalto Road
RD5, Ashburton.

Applications close on Monday, September 24, 2018.

Martin Seed Dressing

Date published: September 12, 2018

A full time permanent position is being offered to assist in our small seed dressing plant at Lyndhurst, 10km from Methven and 27km from Ashburton. Longer hours during summer are required. Must be able to work weekends from January to March.

Experience is not essential as full training will be given to the successful applicant.

Operation of machinery and some heavy lifting is involved. Having an F endorsement is preferred.

Please contact John
Phone 302 1777 (wk), 027 388 6004
or 302 1839 (a/h)

Applications close Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Registered Nurse

Date published: September 8, 2018

We are looking to recruit an experienced Registered Nurse with NZ experience and a current APC, who is passionate about providing excellent quality care to our residents here at Terrace View Retirement Village.

Reporting to the Nurse Manager this role works with our caregivers to deliver clinical care in a warm and caring manner to our residents.

The person we are looking for will have demonstrated their empathy and experience in working with older people, have excellent communication skills, good documentation skills, InterRai trained, sense of humour and enjoy working as part of multi-disciplinary team focused on excellent delivery of care.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

For a job description email: 

Applications close September 20, 2018.

To apply email your CV and covering letter to:

Driving mentors required

Date published: September 8, 2018

Do you have
»» A full NZ drivers licence
»» A great sense of humour
»» A couple of hours spare each week
»» Are over 25

The Mid Canterbury Rural Drivers Licensing Scheme is looking for volunteer driving mentors to help our migrant rural women to learn to drive.

This will be the best job you will have which you don’t get paid for (and will be far less stressful than teaching your own kids to drive ).

And… our students provide the car!

Interested?

Please contact:
Wendy Hewitt,
Safer Ashburton District
phone 027 611 3301.

This project is a partnership between the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust and Safer Ashburton District.

Part Time Administration Position

Date published: September 8, 2018

  • 9.00am to 3.00pm

We are looking for an enthusiastic and conscientious person to assist our busy administration department. This position includes a large amount of data entry as well as some order taking by phone so would require someone with good communication skills and a pleasant disposition.

The applicant must be customer focused, have a very strong eye for detail and be accurate with a high level of computer skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential.

Apply in own handwriting to:
The Administration Manager
PO Box 104, Ashburton 7740

www.ruraltransport.co.nz

Inwards Goods

Date published: September 8, 2018

Full time (40 hours)

Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has a vacancy for a person in their Inwards Goods department.

This position is full time Monday to Friday (will include an occasional rostered Saturday).

The role will include computerised entry of stock and other Inwards Goods duties.

The successful applicant will need the following skills:
• Be physically fit
• Be motivated and work at a fast pace
• Able to use a computer
• Attention to detail
• Reliable
• Ability to work in a team.

If you think you are the person we are looking for, please email your CV and covering letter to: 

Forklift Operators

Date published: September 8, 2018

Talley’s is a successful and well known brand, operating several plants throughout the South Island, as well as having many diversified interests in seafood, frozen vegetables, meat and dairy products. We currently have vacancies at our Fairton plant, located 10 minutes drive from Ashburton.

We are experiencing a period of growth and need 24/7 cover in our Coldstores. We have opportunities for Forklift Operators to join our growing team. These roles have a fantastic roster of 4-on-4-off, which is not rotating, so you work either day or night shifts. Since introducing the new roster system the working environment within the Coldstore has changed to a more organised environment, that allows a better work/life balance.

Reporting to the Coldstore Manager, you will be expected to:
• be capable in using warehousing software
• work automotive shuttle operations
• be a great team player
• participate in an evolving team.

Full on-site training will be provided, with many opportunities for growth. Forklift experience and OSH certificate is essential.

Talley’s operate a drug free environment, so candidates will be required to under-go pre-employment and random drug screening. Only applicants with the right to work in New Zealand need to apply.

Staring rate is $20.00 plus allowances. Remuneration has room for growth as you progress within our organisation.

If this position sounds like something you are interested in, email a copy of your CV with a cover letter and current working visa to:

www.talleys.co.nz

Experienced Auto Electrician

Date published: September 8, 2018

We require an experienced Automotive Electrician with a great set of skills to work in a well-established business with a strong focus on customer service. The job involves at lot of field service work and a work vehicle is supplied.

You should be able to work both in a team or individually.

The successful applicant must have:
• A current NZ Drivers Licence
• Experience in Air Conditioning on all vehicles
• The flexibility to adapt to changing workloads and be flexible to work outside usual office hours.
• At least 3 years hands on experience with auto electrical and all aspects of vehicle diagnosis and diagnostics equipment. You will have good knowledge of automotive electrical parts for repairs and service process.
• Time Management and organisational skills
• Self-motivation and the ability to motivate, train and lead others
• A ‘can do’ attitude

The successful applicant will appreciate the importance of customer service and will be required to talk to customers and provide options for repair and feedback on the vehicles.

You will be going above and beyond to ensure a quality service and giving our clients a full satisfaction.

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

If this sounds like you please ring:
Tony Houston on 0274 552 272 or send your CV to:

Registered Nurse

Date published: September 1, 2018

We are looking to recruit an experienced Registered Nurse with NZ experience and a current APC, who is passionate about providing excellent quality care to our residents here at Terrace View Retirement Village.

Reporting to the Nurse Manager this role works with our caregivers to deliver clinical care in a warm and caring manner to our residents.

The person we are looking for will have demonstrated their empathy and experience in working with older people, have excellent communication skills, good documentation skills, InterRai trained, sense of humour and enjoy working as part of multi-disciplinary team focused on excellent delivery of care.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

For a job description email: 

Applications close September 20, 2018.

To apply email your CV and covering letter to: 

Grain & Seed Machinist / Storeman Position

Date published: September 1, 2018

  • Rakaia

Cates Grain & Seed is a specialist grain and seed production and marketing company based in Ashburton, Canterbury.

Due to company growth a full time seed cleaning machinist / storeman position has become available in our Rakaia processing facility.

Reporting to the site manager duties will include overseeing (in conjunction with the site manager) the production and operation of a modern seed cleaning plant, serving farmer clients, forklift operation and general store duties.

The successful applicant will have customer contact so a friendly and efficient manner is essential.

Applicants will need to be physically fit with a positive attitude and be able to work well in a small friendly team environment.

Previous experience and knowledge of the grain and seed industry along with any MPI seed sampler qualifications would be an advantage but not necessary as full training and access to MPI courses will be provided.

Applications, including a current CV, close on Friday, September 21, 2018 with:
The Manager
Cates Grain & Seed Ltd
PO Box 337, Ashburton 7740
Email –

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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