Aug 22, 2019

Research Farm Assistant

$20.00 - $25.00 hourly
  • Halter Ltd
  • Morrinsville, New Zealand
Full time Dairy

Job Description

Who we are

We are an award-winning, innovative company designing and building advanced technology to automate farming. Our world leading guidance control techniques shift cows remotely removing the need for fences and eliminating the manual nature of shifting animals. Halter aims to enable a new generation of more efficient, sustainable farming globally.

What will you be working on?

We require someone to assist us on our research dairy farm based 10 minutes out of Morrinsville. This is not the usual Farm Assistant role but far more exciting. Our GPS enabled, solar powered devices are designed to remotely guide cows. They require multiple levels of control software in order to record everything about the animal, understand it and act on this information accordingly. 

Core Duties

  • Undertaking general farming activities related to keeping our test farm running
  • You will help in the data collection process of * our cow collar devices
  • Assisting in the training and testing of cows and product features
  • Providing input and insights into our innovative cow training processes
  • Maintaining the test farm facilities

Who are we looking for?

Our ideal person enjoys the outdoors and working with livestock. They will also be tech savvy and have the ability to figure out any task put in front of them.

We are looking for someone full-time with Saturdays and Sundays required every second or third weekend. Weekend days can be traded for weekdays if desired.

Desired Skills

  • Dairy farming and stock handling experience
  • Tractor driving and fencing
  • Calm with stock and good understanding of training animals
  • Keen to get stuck into whatever comes your way
  • Some technical understanding required

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

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