Sep 04, 2019

Senior Technical Advisor - Farming

  • Rural Directions
  • Auckland Region, New Zealand
Full time Other

Job Description

Auckland Council’s farming operation spans across 19 Regional Park locations throughout the Auckland region and at 1430ha is thought to be one of the world’s largest urban farming enterprises. The farming operations comprise 6650 sheep/1200 cattle in total, both breeding and finishing. Stock class management, breed type, stocking rates and sheep to cattle ratio are set on the best fit for managing public land without compromising the park resources and wider objectives.

The Senior Technical Advisor will provide expert technical advice across this stunning farming resource to support the development of modern farm practices with the implementation and optimisation of new technology and equipment. Connecting the land, stock and the labour data is a key component for the farm management strategy and as Senior Technical Advisor you will be charged with centralising and turning data sets into operational outcomes. You will be an integral part of delivering a high quality farming brand through knowledge, technical leadership/engagement and customer satisfaction. Furthermore, upskilling the farming team in technical proficiency and championing risk management, compliance and overall best practice are key objectives.

This role will suit an individual with high level computer literacy who understands the benefits in applying technology across a farming business in the name of accurate information flow and profit. A tertiary qualification in Agriculture/Agribusiness and an understanding of on-farm seasonal activities is highly desired for this senior role.

Auckland Council stands for excellent environmental, social and farming outcomes and has committed a specialised business unit to ensure the farming strategy is executed. Apply your technical expertise to this farming business where quality land, livestock, infrastructure and the best people are central to its goals.

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please press the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #8001).

Applications close 5pm Monday, 23rd September 2019.


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