Dairy Assistant and Calf Rearer Roles Available Nationwide

  • Pāmu
  • Apr 23, 2021
Full time Dairy

Job Description

Are you a Dairy Assistant looking to progress your skills on another farm?  Are you curious about other farm systems?  Or are you considering changing careers?  Would a fixed-term role as a Calf Rearer suit you over the winter months? Trade in the 9-5 for a fulfilling life working out in nature, with animals, and being part of a close-knit team. 

We are looking for Dairy Assistants and fixed-term Calf Rearers who are passionate about giving their best and being well-rewarded for it.  Pāmu offers various rosters (such as 6/2, 6/3, 5/2, etc.) so you can have a good work-life balance.  You’ll take pride in your herd and will keep them healthy, happy and productive.  Working outside as part of a team, you’ll learn about animal welfare, perform general farm maintenance duties, bring the cows in for milking, and shift cows and young stock. 

What does it take to be a DA?  You’ll take pride in a job well done.  You’ll love being outside and working with your hands.  We farm in all seasons, hot, dry, windy, rainy – you’ll be adaptable and not afraid of a little bad weather. 

If you're interested in a fixed-term Calf Rearing role, we'd love for you to have experience, but we're also happy to train you. The biggest thing you need is empathy, patience, and an affinity for calves.

If you’re looking to change careers but you’ve never worked with animals before, don’t worry!  We have DAs who were afraid of large animals before working with us.  If you are self-motivated and willing to learn, our farm staff are happy to train people who are ready to get stuck in.

Pāmu has farms from the top of the north to the bottom of the south and we anticipate that roles will be available all throughout New Zealand.  You’ll be able to tell us where in the country you want to live and whether you can relocate when you apply. 

Key Skills / Educational Requirements

We’re looking for experienced Dairy Assistants who are motivated to develop their skills and will be willing to share knowledge with others. 

We’ll also consider people looking to change careers.  Our successful career changers have been house movers, chefs, retail workers, people managers, metal fabricators, miners, computer technicians, beauty technicians – you name it, we’ve got ‘em.  If you’re not afraid to get in and work on some of the most beautiful farms in New Zealand, you should seriously consider a career in farming.

Our DAs receive a competitive salary plus benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, and more. Most permanent roles come with an up-to-date, warm house (calf rearers drive in/out to work). We provide all of your personal protective equipment and weather gear from day one.

To see all of the roles that are available, click on the "Click Here To See Available Jobs" button. If you’re uploading your CV from a mobile phone, save it to your file folder on your phone first, as sometimes the dropbox or google docs option doesn't work very well. 

If you have any questions, email Nancy Ford at fordn@landcorp.co.nz