Tractor/ Truck driver with plenty of diversity - Coastal Wairarapa.

  • Flat Point Station Ltd
  • Apr 05, 2022
Full time Arable Contracting Drystock

Job Description

A permanent, full time Tractor/Truck driver opportunity has opened within our coastal Wairarapa farming business. We're a sheep and beef farm that has grown a supplementary feed operation, making and supplying top quality feed around the north island.

The successful person will be paired with our 6155R John Deere tractor, with brand new front and back mowers. Mowing of grass and lucerne at our coastal farm aswell as other contract work, will be your responsibility. Careful paddock clearing is essential for storage of intact bales for winter cartage. Delivery of bales on the Merc Actros drop sider will be year round, with local delivery and the occasional long haul trip. Spring and Autumn cultivation will also fall to the successful person, with new lucerne, oats and feed crops needing to be direct drilled - again both for ourselves and contracts. This drilling will be on flat and hill country. You will be exposed to a variety of tasks throughout your week as the season progresses and this diversity is a result of our small family type business, setting us apart from larger contracting operations.

Main responsibilities include: Operating double mowers during baleage season

                 Direct drilling during spring and autumn

Delivering baleage and bulk cartage using Merc Actros

Maintenance and engineering jobs

Your skillset should include:   At least 2 years tractor operating experience

Class 5 licence

Technology savvy for modern tractors

Workshop skills for repairs and maintenance

A positive, motivated attitude with a passions for machinery

Our home farm is located nearly an hour from Masterton. There are various options to consider in relation to accommodation. A family home, or shared single accommodation, is available at the farm, which has the bonus of being beside the ocean. A vehicle will be available for work transport. This job will also work with someone travelling from Masterton, as much of the summer contract work will happen on farms around the Wairarapa and our Masterton based truck yard.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency.

Call Jay to discuss. 063727537 or 0274463250