Tractor Driver / Digger Operator

  • Big Splash
  • Hunterville, New Zealand
  • Jun 11, 2021
Full time Farm Services

Job Description

C.R.Grace Limited / Te Kumu Station / Rathmoy Investments

Come and join our third-generation family-owned farming business with several properties in the Rangitikei region! We are a large and progressive business, with over 60 years in operation and we bring that family feeling to everything we do.

Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Tractor Driver / Digger Operator to join our team in Hunterville. Your day to day responsibilities will primarily involve complete cultivating over multiple properties including sowing, spraying, direct drilling and baling activities. This is a year-round role - in the off-season, you'll be covering digger work, track maintenance, plant and farm repairs, welding and general maintenance.

What will you need?

  • Previous experience of direct drilling, hay making and all types of cropping, track maintenance on steep country.
  • Mechanical and engineering skills with the ability to problem-solve
  • A full clean Class 4 driver's licence (HT)
  • A Wheels, Tracks and Rollers (WTR) licence is helpful
  • NZ Residency (or hold a valid NZ work visa)
  • A current qualification certificate for agrichemical application is beneficial not essential.

Ideally, you will have a good sense of humour and be willing to go the extra mile with a "can-do" attitude.

In exchange for your hard work, we'll offer you:

  • An excellent remuneration package
  • A warm, tidy 3-bedroom house is available if required
  • Well-maintained gear
  • Company smart phone
  • High H&S standards of compliance
  • Full PPE provided

We are based in the beautiful rural communities of Hunterville and Taihape in the Rangitikei District. The district is home to a bustling eco and adventure tourism industry, so you'll always have something exciting to do, whether that's hunting and fishing or joining in on the local Rugby or NZ Young Farmers Club. Here, you'll find everything you're looking for, including friendly, vibrant people from all walks of life, affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic!

Applicants must pass an initial drug test and also random drug testing when required.

This role has an immediate start, so don't wait - apply now to join our fantastic team!

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5511746.

Applications close 01 July 2021