Situations Vacant


Qualified Service Technicians / Mechanics

Date published: July 17, 2019

We are currently looking for qualified Service Technicians / Mechanics to work out of our busy workshop located in Ashburton.

JJ’s sell and service leading brands including Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Challenger, Lely, Welger, Moreni, Farmet, and Slurryquip. Established in 1958 JJ Ltd is one of the leading agricultural machinery dealers, with six branches covering the majority of the South Island. The Southland family-owned business moved into Canterbury in 2009 and has not looked back since.

We are seeking motivated people who wish to advance their career and have pride in their workmanship.

Previous experience with tractors and machinery is essential and referees are required. Experience on Massey Ferguson and Fendt tractors would be an advantage although we offer factory-run service schools and provide on-going in-house training.

A very competitive remuneration package including health insurance, will be negotiated with the successful applicants.

If you are interested in joining a successful team serving the farmer and contractor please contact by calling, emailing, or writing, in the strictest confidence, to:
Andy Ruck, Branch Manager
135 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700
03 307 6031 –


Fertiliser Spreader Driver Required

Date published: July 13, 2019

Taylor Groundspreading is locally owned and operated, based in Hinds.

We are currently seeking an operator to drive one of our 5 spreader trucks.

Applicants must have a class 2-5 licence, be honest, reliable and enthusiastic, with good references.

Please apply to:
Jamie Reith

or 0274 915 256



Date published: July 10, 2019

As this position entails being part of a team, the preferred applicant needs to be a team player with an excellent level of reliability.

This position requires some heavy lifting, but correct technique plays a big part in performing this role without excessive exertion.

A good level of physical ability would be an advantage.

Full training will be given to ensure all tasks are implemented in a safe and precise manner.

Previous knowledge of timber sizes and handling would be an advantage.

Please apply in person to: Adams Sawmilling Co Ltd along with any relevant CV’s/references.



Date published: July 6, 2019

A fully qualified mechanic is required for a busy workshop to work on a wide range of cars, light commercials and boats.

• Must have a current driver’s licence
• Work well with others
• Maintain a high standard of workmanship
• Able to work with minimum supervision

Apply to:
Triangle Garage
Phone 308-6772



Date published: July 6, 2019

Rainer Irrigation is a reputable family run company delivering high quality products and services across the South Island. Due to increased workload a full-time opportunity has arisen to join our innovative and experienced team.

Applicant must have a good work ethic, a positive attitude and a high attention to detail.

Skills or experience should include:
• Mig and stick welding skills
• Full drivers’ licence
• Diagnostic and problem-solving ability
• Proven background in a maintenance, mechanical or engineering type role
• High level of communication and interpersonal skills
• Pump knowledge or understanding a bonus

If this sounds like you, if you want a challenge, if you want to be part of a forward thinking and positive team culture with room to move up the ladder please apply.

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

Please phone
03 307 9049



Date published: July 6, 2019

The Ashburton Guardian has the highest weekly readership in Mid Canterbury.

An established newspaper with a fast approaching 140 year history, the business has adapted to change and technology and now provides local news from the Waimak to the Waitaki. Come join our business and manage our successful, down to earth sales team.

We are looking for an inspirational sales leader to drive our regional sales function, based from our Ashburton office.

Be part of a collaborative and supportive culture striving for success, if you have a passion for sales and the enthusiasm and energy to be a hands on leader, we want to talk to you.

Take over a well-established sales management role and continue to develop relationships with key local stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you will have:
• Previous experience in a sales position hunting new business and account management
• Understanding of the print or digital media landscape is advantageous but not essential
• Experience in high volume sales environment
• Proven track record in sales management

If this sounds like the role for you, connect with us today!

This is a permanent full-time position.

Please note that you must have New Zealand work rights to apply for this position.

Applications along with CV, to: 
Desme Daniels
General Manager


Calf Rearer

Date published: July 6, 2019

Help … our regular calf rearer isn’t able to join our team this year.

We are urgently looking for a person to rear our 220 calf replacements from August 1 until mid-October, 8am – 11.30am, six days a week.

Hourly rates is dependent on experience and travel may be included for the right person.

The farm is only 7 km from town in the Winchmore area, so easily accessible for a person in town.

Ring Trudy 027 685 9460
or email
to express your interest.


Teacher Vacancy – New Entrant Start Up Class

Date published: June 29, 2019

We are seeking a Scale A teacher to start up a New Entrant class for terms 3 and 4 of this year.

Please email a CV and covering letter to:
The Principal, Peter Livingstone

Position commences Monday, July 22 or by negotiation.


Permanent – Part-Time and Casual Positions

Date published: June 29, 2019

CCS Disability Action is committed to including all people within our communities; we highly value diversity and promote difference. We are seeking a like-minded person to work in our Ashburton office alongside disabled people as their Community Support Worker.

This role offers you an exciting opportunity to use and develop your support skills within the Ashburton community. Our work is undertaken alongside disabled people, their family/whanau, and supports the individual’s needs in a person directed, creative way.

CCS Disability Action builds our work around three core documents; UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the NZ Disability Strategy. We work within a Human Rights framework and are an EEO employer meaning we make accommodation and openly encourage people with lived experience of disability to apply.

To be appointed the successful candidate will:
• Have a strong commitment to providing support in ways that are flexible and person directed.
• Have strong connections to the community and are enthusiastic and have lots of interests.
• Be a person that looks for opportunities to develop and maintain community connections and networks with a focus on supporting the community towards greater inclusion for all people.

If you are passionate about ensuring that disabled people can live in their own homes and participate in their own community by accessing opportunities of their choosing, we want to hear from you.

Please contact our Business Support team (03) 365 5661
or email
or drop into the local office at Community House
44 Cass Street for more information.

We are committed to ensuring our application process is accessible to everyone, please let us know if you require an alternative method of application.

Applications close Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5pm.


Lives Worth Living Coordinator / Facilitator – Suicide Prevention Focus

Date published: June 26, 2019

Safer Ashburton, with the support of a range of community funders, is embarking on a new initiative to enhance wellness and resilience across our district.

We are looking for a person to lead an ‘all of community’ approach to wellness and to facilitate activities that reduce the risk and impact of suicide in our community. We see this as a critical role that has the potential to make a real difference by enhancing the already excellent work other agencies and groups are doing in our community. Your first task will be to plan and implement how this is going to work for ‘us’.

Key elements of the role include: strategic planning; inter-agency working and collaborating; project planning and delivery; group facilitation, training, awareness and communications.

Ideally the candidate will have the following skills and experience:
• Knowledge of and be passionate about; community well-being / suicide prevention
• Degree level qualification or higher in an appropriate field
• Three years’ or more clinical experience in the field of wellness and mental health
• An ability to work effectively with stakeholders and community groups
• and having an awareness of IWI/Maori and other cultural groups
• Experience in strategic planning and community development
• Experience in the areas of leadership, facilitation and project development

This is a permanent full time position with some flexibility required around when the hours will be worked. In return we offer a supportive and flexible family friendly work environment. Due to the nature of the role we would like the successful candidate to live in the Ashburton District Safer Ashburton may be open to this being a job share position however two applicants would need to submit a joint application demonstrating how they could collectively cover off every aspect of the role and make this work successfully. Please contact Beccy Warwick if you intend to do this.

To apply for this position please request an application pack from Beccy Warwick by emailing or call 03 659 0377.

Applications close Friday, July 19, 2019.