Assistant Farm Manager

at Aurora Dairies
Published October 22, 2023
Location Dunedin, New Zealand
Category Management  
Job Type Full-time  


Assistant Farm Manager Aurora Dairies location Otago.

About Aurora Dairies is committed to a long-term investment in the Dairy Industry and operates a portfolio of 54 dairy farms, 7 dairy farms in New Zealand's South Island, as well as 47 dairy farms across south-eastern Australia.

Aurora relies on local expertise to operate and improve the productivity of its dairy farms by employing and developing great people, investing in technology, farm development strategies, and supporting infrastructure. Aurora’s operating culture prioritises the health and safety of its employees - inclusive of a strong work-life balance, animal welfare and seeks to positively contribute to the environment and communities in which Aurora operates.

What Aurora Dairies can offer you Aurora Dairies are currently seeking an Assistant Farm Manager for a dairy farm near Ranfurly, located between Queenstown and Dunedin in New Zealand’s South Island.

The farm is approximately 840ha, fully self contained milking 1250 cows, with Halter collars, a 80 bail Delavel rotary with ACRs, inshed feeding, Protrac and auto teat spray.

A three bedroom family home located on farm may be available for the right employee and we may have employment opportunities for your partner if required.

This is an excellent career opportunity offering a highly competitive salary and career progression opportunities. Work-life balance with a maximum average of 50 work hours per week with a variable roster with 4 days off every fortnight. Being part of a large scale dairy business that values all of its people, animals and the environment.

Close proximity to to Ranfurly which has all the essential services available, the farm is also close to good hunting and fishing spots, and other recreational activities such as rugby, curling, MTB, skiing.

Full time or casual employment opportunities may be available for your partner if required. Support to pursue training and education opportunities. A remuneration package based on level of relevant skills and experience (minimum of $75k annually for a 50 hour contract). Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family.

This role will include tasks the areas of supporting the Farm Manager as second in charge. Driving and upholding Animal Health and Safe Operating Procedures. Herd management and nutrition, including calving, hospital herd care, AI/mating planning, dairy shed work and more. Irrigation and pasture management. Supervising staff. Machinery operation. Repairs and maintenance.

Qualifications the desired skills and experience for this opportunity are extensive dairy industry experience (a minimum of 3 years). Qualification(s) in Agriculture or a related field is desired. Committed to ensuring a safe workplace. Reliable and punctual and ability to take responsibility. Good work ethic and positive attitude. Leadership skills and team player.

What makes Aurora Dairies unique, a true safety focus across the entire company. Safety first, what’s the rush. A strong focus on fatigue management and work hours. We pride ourselves on work-life balance.

Opportunities to grow your career both on the farm or with broader horizons through professional development and other training opportunities. Learning and development of our people is a strong focus at all levels of the organisation. An organisation that has made commitments to sustainability and is putting that into action. Being part of an organisation of which integrity, trust and collaboration are their core values.

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