Dairy Farm Assistant - LURDF

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Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Mar 2023

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Dairy Farm Assistant - LURDF

Mō te tūka | The role

We are seeking applications for a Farm Assistant to work out our Lincoln based dairy farm.

This is not your ordinary farm role.  We value work/life balance in a teaching environment - you will be working an average of 40 hours per week, paid on a salary basis.

Work with state-of-the-art machinery and gain valuable skills working with experienced farm managers who are passionate about staff development and wellbeing.

The Lincoln University Research Dairy Farm (LURDF) consists of 55 ha of irrigated land and is currently milking 200 cows seasonally. Cows are milked in a 12 aside double up herringbone cowshed with the latest DeLaval milking systems. The farm is run as a research unit on all aspects of dairy production with the objective of conducting research on dairy production systems.

Day to day tasks will vary but likely will be a mixture of:

  • Milking
  • Checking cows for mastitis and other issues
  • Shed hygiene
  • Shifting irrigation sprinklers
  • Effluent management
  • Feeding out
  • Weed management

This role pays up to $75,000 per annum total package, depending on experience.  This includes an accommodation allowance of $300/week, plus a clothing allowance of $520/year.

Kā tino Pūkeka/Whēako | Essential skills/experience for the role

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Keen to learn - attitude is the number one priority for us
  • Great at following procedures
  • Are physically fit - this is an active role
  • Have flexibility - love those early morning starts and can work outdoors in all weather
  • Have experience as a farm assistant on a dairy farm, with milking and cow management (preferred)

Kā hua ka riro ki a koe | What's in it for you?

As an employee of Lincoln University, you can reap the rewards of working with a supportive team that cares about you.

From day one you will be eligible to our staff benefits such as:

  • Professional growth with our staff training & development programme
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Six weeks paid leave per year (based on 1.0 FTE)
  • Work-life balance with a family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Employee Assistant Programme (EAP) for staff wellbeing
  • Access to employee member benefits with Southern Cross Health Insurance
  • A state of the art, on-campus gym with discounted fees
  • Access to on-site early childhood centre with discounted staff rates
  • Boost benefit programme that offers retail & service discounts
  • Access to various staff social groups and activities
  • Great location - with a lot of new development, gardens & greenery, onsite cafes and a short distance to Lincoln township.

Mō mātou | About us

As the longest-running land-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki | Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives, growing the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, people and ecosystems.

With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres, and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

Based on the outskirts of Christchurch with a beautiful campus on the plains of Te Waipounamu, Lincoln is the ideal location for outdoor adventure as well as city life with access to excellent schools, health, and recreation facilities.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. 

We do not accept applications via email, however specific enquiry relating to the role can be made to careers@lincoln.ac.nz

Job Details
Reference # 2023-10891
Posted on 16 Mar 2023
Closes on 23 Mar 2023 18:00 NZST
Location(s) Lincoln University Farms
Expertise Farming
Work type(s) Permanent full-time
More details (document) PD LURDF Dairy Farm Assistant March 2023.pdf

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