NZ Gourmet Seasonal Work

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Current list of vacancies

We are currently looking for the following people:

Graders/Packers (Fixed Term)

Gourmet Paprika (Based at New Zealand Gourmet)

Location: Mangere, Auckland    Type: Full time    Duration: Fixed Term

We are on the lookout for staff to join our busy packhouse based in Mangere. The work isn’t complicated, but it is in a fast-paced environment where focus on quality is a must. We request all applicants have the flexibility to work extended hours and have reliable transport to get to work each day.

You’ll be responsible for the grading and packing of produce. Previous packhouse experience is an advantage.

These roles will be fixed term until roughly the end of June, depending on the season.

The right candidate will have:

  • Basic English speaking skills to the level that you can understand any instructions you are given
  • Have a good level of physical fitness
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • A current NZ Drivers License

Please note that a pre-employment drug test and criminal conviction check is part of the recruitment process.

Click on Apply Now or email your CV, with a covering letter to koi@nzg.co.nz

Strawberry Planters (Fixed Term)

Gourmet Paprika (Based at Sweet Red Gourmet)

Location: Helensville, Auckland    Type: Full time    Duration: Fixed Term

Sweet Red Gourmet is looking for strawberry planters for the month of May.

This is an outdoor role, so lots of fresh air and sunshine.

Start at 7:30am and finish at 3:00pm.

Up to 6 days work each week.

We will start on approximately 4th May and the planting should take about 1 month.

You must be physically fit and have a great attitude.

Accommodation and transport available.

Click on Apply Now or email your CV, with a covering letter to mellissa@nzg.co.nzmellissa@nzg.co.nz

Greenhouse Assistants (Fixed Term)

Gourmet Paprika (Based at Gourmet Blueberries)

Location: Hastings, Hawkes Bay    Type: Full time    Duration: Fixed Term

We are looking for people to join our Greenhouse & Nursery teams at Gourmet Blueberries. This is a unique opportunity to start your career in the horticultural industry and gain valuable experience in our state of the art Greenhouse.

It will be roughly 2-3 months work and for the right individuals, there could be an opportunity for long term work and career development.

We can also offer reduced accommodation rates subject to availability.

Click on Apply Now or email your CV, with a covering letter to gblrecruitment@nzg.co.nz

Tractor Driver (fixed-term)

Gourmet Paprika (Based at Gourmet Blueberries)

Location: Hastings, Hawkes Bay    Type: Full time    Duration: Fixed Term

We’re a growing horticultural operation based in Hastings, with year-round production. We are seeking an experienced tractor driver to join our team to assist with our vegetable program.

To be successful in this role you’ll have at least 2 years proven experience operating a tractor with formal evidence of tractor training. You will enjoy working in both a team environment and independently, and have good people skills. The work we do is often varied, so you’ll be open to working in other areas of the farm operation using your practical, hands-on approach.

A typical day may involve operating a tractor to prepare, plant, harvest and maintain vegetable crops, and ensure that the machinery is maintained. You’ll also be communicating with the packhouse to ensure that their daily orders are fulfilled.

Skills required:
­ * Flexibility to work the hours to complete jobs by the required timeframes (including weekends)
­ * Must hold a full driver’s license
­ * WTR endorsement (an advantage)
­ * Punctual & reliable
­ * Proactive about health and safety

A good work ethic and positive attitude will see you progress in our growing company. We can offer you a fixed-term role with a possibility of on-going work, stable full-time hours and a competitive hourly rate depending on your level of experience.

Please note that a pre-employment drug test and criminal conviction check is part of the recruitment process.

If you think that you can add value to our organisation click on Apply Now or email your CV, with a covering letter to gblrecruitment@nzg.co.nz

Assistant Harvest Manager (Fixed Term)

Gourmet Paprika (Based at Gourmet Blueberries)

Location: Hastings, Hawkes Bay    Type: Full time    Duration: Fixed Term

We’re looking for a hands-on leader to support our Harvest Managers during our busy blueberry harvest season (October to June). We’re looking for a loyal employee with a strong work ethic and can commit for the duration of the blueberry season. To be successful in this role you’ll have experience managing people, enjoy working outdoors and be keen to learn. Blueberry harvest requires strong planning by considering the current market conditions and packhouse requirements, fruit availability and quality, pickers’ performance, weather conditions and the day-to-day logistics to name a few.

The ideal candidate will be customer service focused and have no trouble relating to a range of personalities. You’ll be able to trouble-shoot, be technology savvy and work under pressure. Summer is the peak time of the season which requires flexibility and dedication, so you’ll be happy to save your down time for the Winter.

Duties of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring best practice is met for food safety and health & safety
  • Data analysis
  • Team organisation and leadership
  • Analysing and identifying product quality

Key attributes required for this role:

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office and internal systems)
  • Physically fit and honest
  • Ability to speak other languages is an advantage
  • Experience managing people

If you think that you can add value to our organisation click on Apply Now or email your CV, with a covering letter to gblrecruitment@nzg.co.nz by 31 March 2021.

Assistant Summerfruit Grower

Gourmet Paprika (Based at Gourmet Summerfruit)

Location: Central Otago, Otago    Type: Full time    Duration: Permanent

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team in a permanent position. We’re passionate about growing and the outdoors, and we’re looking for similarly minded individuals to join us.

We are a large horticultural operation in Roxburgh. We have a core team of employees year-round, that increases seasonally when the cherries and blueberries are ripe and ready for picking.

As an Assistant Summerfruit Grower, you’ll be assisting the Site Manager/Grower with making decisions and will be in charge of a range of tasks so previous experience in horticulture is a must, having a qualification in horticulture would be an advantage. You’ll need to have a passion for fruit production and have a good understanding of that process.

A few specific responsibilities will include, ensuring trees and bushes are, watered, fertilised, pruned and healthy. You’ll need an ability to lead, motivate and coach staff where required, and have a good understanding and commitment to health & safety in the workplace. You’ll also need to be available during the peak harvest season and be part of the frost protection team.

If you enjoy working in a team, but prefer a more casual environment, with experience and skills that match what’s described above we invite you to apply for this position ASAP!

Click on Apply Now or email your CV, with a covering letter to gslorchard@nzg.co.nz

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