Tractor/Ag Machinery Operator

  • Apatu Farms
  • Hastings, New Zealand
  • Jul 27, 2022
Full time Horticulture

Job Description

We have a permanent opportunity for a Tractor/Ag Machinery Operator to join our Ag division. 

Apatu Farms is a leading, family-owned, Hawkes Bay agribusiness focused on growing quality produce for local and global customers. Our operations here in the Bay are very diverse, growing, transporting and exporting a variety of fruit and vegetables.  

About the role: 

You will operate a modern fleet (including John Deere, Fendt and Case with GPS autosteer) and be a part of a great team who are always keen to share their knowledge and experience (and some laughs). In this role you will be exposed to a wide range of crops and activities due to the diversity of our operations.

The other key bits: 

  • Great team and work environment 
  • Work is completed on a rostered basis 
  • Competitive hourly rates 
  • Full training is provided with ongoing personal/professional development support available  

About you: 

  • You hold a Class 1 licence (WTR endorsements are an advantage but not essential) 
  • Previous tractor operating experience is preferable 
  • Willingness to get stuck in, work with a team and achieve high-quality results. 
  • Currently eligible to work in New Zealand. 

Learn more about the role by watching the video below. 


For a confidential chat about this role send us an email at or reach out to our Field Ops Manager – Dean Lowther on 027 671 6446.  

We are actively reviewing applications for this role,  apply today!

While we are currently looking for experienced Ag Machinery Operators, if tractors are in your blood and you have a clean, Class 1 Full licence and are keen on a career in Ag machinery operation reach out to us at