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Post Harvest Opportunities

November 13, 2018 | Employment Opportunities

There are 5 post-harvest sites within Mr Apple. This includes four packhouses: Longlands, Havelock North, Waipawa and Whakatu, and a Coolstore operation based in Hastings and Hill Road.  We also have a Laboratory based at Whakatu as well as an Engineering Workshop.

See below for currently advertised positions

Seasonal Employment Opportunities-Hastings
Hastings - Hawkes Bay

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We have a variety of exciting opportunities available in our Packhouses and Coolstores based in Hastings for the upcoming season in 2019. Our season will start approximately February to July 2019 for the following positions:
  • Supervisory Staff
  • Quality Staff
  • Turners/ Packers ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Stackers
  • Tray Fillers ¬†
  • Scanners/ Strappers
  • Cleaners ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Tally Clerks and Administrative Staff
  • Machine Operators
  • Forklift Operators
  • Truck Drivers (min class 5)
Standard Packhouse shift times are: -
  • Dayshift: 6am to 4pm Monday to Saturday
  • Nightshift: 4:15pm to 2:15am Sunday to Friday
Coolstore and other role hours will vary depending on position.
To be considered for these roles you should:
  • Display a can do attitude
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Be a reliable and punctual team member
  • Have reliable transport to and from work
  • Be available to work 6 days a week including weekends
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please apply online now or visit Mr Apple Recruitment Site at 149 Napier Road Havelock North; between the hours of 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Mr Apple is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.

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Seasonal Employment Opportunities - Waipawa
Central Hawkes Bay - Hawkes Bay
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We have a variety of exciting opportunities available at our Waipawa Packhouse for both day and nightshift.  Our season will start approximately February to July 2019 for the following positions:
  • Supervisory Staff
  • Quality Staff
  • Turners / Packers ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Stackers
  • Tray Fillers ¬†
  • Scanners / Strappers
  • Cleaners ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Tally Clerks and Administrative Staff
  • Machine Operators
  • Forklift Operators
Packhouse shift times and days are: -
  • Dayshift: 6am to 4pm Monday to Saturday
  • Nightshift: 4.15pm to 2.15am Sunday to Friday
Some hours may vary depending on the role.
To be considered for these roles you should:
  • Display a can-do attitude
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Be a reliable and punctual team member
  • Have reliable transport to and from work
  • Be available to work 6 days a week including weekends
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please apply online now or visit Mr Apple Waipawa Packhouse at 14 Heta Tiki Road Waipawa; between the hours of 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Mr Apple is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.

Apply Now!



Laboratory Assistants
Hastings - Hawkes Bay
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Laboratory Assistants
Come and be part of the Mr Apple fruit harvest and help us set the picking dates and monitor fruit quality for the 2019 harvest season. To join our team, you need to be energetic, self-motivated with a hands-on approach. It is a fast pace invigorating environment where we all pitch in to help each other provide fruit information to our growers.
We are seeking lab assistants to work the day shift at the Whakatu Laboratory and Waipawa Packhouse. The hours are 7:30am to 5pm but you may be required to work additional hours to meet seasonal demands. We will provide full training no previous experience is needed.
Primary responsibilities will be
  • Fruit maturity testing and tasting
  • Monitoring of Food safety requirements in the packhouses and the lab
  • Assist with trial work on orchard and after picking.
The successful applicant will:
  • Be a reliable team player
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness as some lifting is required
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Be part of a team that will complete all tasks and projects within expected deadlines
If you are passionate, self-driven and willing to learn we want you to apply online today. Mr Apple is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.

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Forklift Operators
Central Hawkes Bay - Hawkes Bay
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We are currently recruiting to fill a variety of Forklift Operator positions for the 2019 season. These are seasonal positions starting approximately February through to approximately July 2019. Day and night shifts positions are available at our Waipawa Packhouse. The work is 6 days a week and the hours are 10 hour shifts.
Successful candidates will need to:
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Pass an eye test
  • Have an OSH Certificate (However, not essential)
Skills and experience ideally required will be:
  • A minimum of 2 years driving experience preferred
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Display a can do attitude
  • A safe conscientious and reliable team member
  • Able to work in a variety of different conditions
  • Able to take responsibility for their actions and workload
  • Willing to perform other tasks when required
  • A good Health and Safety awareness
If you have the above attributes and are looking for regular seasonal work, then apply online today.
Mr Apple is committed to a drug free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand Citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.

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Machine Operators
Hastings - Hawkes Bay
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We are wanting enthusiastic Machine Operators for our 2019 season that will start approximately February to approximately July. The various roles we are seeking to fill are Carton Erectors, Scanners, Robot/strappers and Label operators. These are seasonal positions, available on the day and night shift, at the Whakatu and Longlands Packhouse. The hours of work is approximately 10 hours per day, working 6 days per week.
As part of a team your key duties will include:
  • Use of specialised equipment to ensure production needs are being met
  • Ensuring all correct processes and procedures are being adhered to at all times
  • Proactive in ensuring the health and safety of staff at all times
  • Problem solving and identification of areas for improvement
Skills and experience is ideally required, however, full training will be given to successful applicants who can also:
  • Multi-task and work well under pressure within a changing environment
  • Be flexible and willing to help where necessary
  • Communicate well to all levels of staff¬†
  • Be reliable and works well¬†as part of the team¬†
If you have the above attributes that we are looking for apply online today. 
 Mr Apple is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.

Apply Now!



Packhouse Supervisory
Hastings - Hawkes Bay
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Mr Apple NZ is New Zealand’s largest vertically integrated apple grower, packer and exporter, we are planning our season for 2019 and are looking for extraordinary people to fill a variety of supervisory positions for the 2019 season in our packhouses. 
We are looking for a number of supervisors to support the 2019 production across our apple packing sites. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an industry leader to develop your leadership skills and train a team. We work in a highly dynamic, changeable environment where no two days of work are the same. You will be given full support and training to be successful in this role from the shift Team Leaders. These are Seasonal positions from approximately February 2019 to approximately July 2019. We have positions available across all our packing sites ‚Äď Longlands, Waipawa and Whakatu on both day and night shift. Day shift hours are Monday to Saturday, 6am to 4pm and night shift hours are Sunday to Friday, 4:15pm to 2:15am¬†
 
Duties within our Supervisory roles include:
  • Supervision of staff and ensuring correct processes and procedures are being adhered to at all times
  • Ensure Health and Safety and compliance requirements are met
  • Identification of areas for improvement to ensure efficient operations
  • Training and assessment of team members
  • Ability to work under pressure in a highly changeable environment
  • Deliver ‚Äėhands on‚Äô support to your team as and when required
 
Ideally, candidates should be able to demonstrate:
  • Proven experience within a similar role or industry
  • Able to motivate and engage a team on a daily basis
  • Good computer literacy and documentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow processes and procedures
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to direct a team
  • Ability to work shift work in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Be able to make informed decisions with Management support where necessary
 
Does this sound like the role for you or would you like to find out more? APPLY ONLINE NOW!
Mr Apple is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.
 
 
 
 

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Forklift Operators
Hastings - Hawkes Bay
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We are currently recruiting to fill a variety of Forklift Operator positions for the 2019 season. These are seasonal positions starting in either January or February through to approximately July 2019. Day and night shifts positions are available across all sites in Hastings and Waipawa. Specific hours and days of work will be dependent on the role and site.
Successful candidates will need to:
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Pass an eye test
  • Have an OSH Certificate (However, not essential)
Skills and experience ideally required will be:
  • A minimum of 2 years driving experience preferred
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Display a can do attitude
  • A safe conscientious and reliable team member
  • Able to work in a variety of different conditions
  • Able to take responsibility for their actions and workload
  • Willing to perform other tasks when required
  • A good Health and Safety awareness
If you have the above attributes and are looking for regular seasonal work, then apply online today. Mr Apple is committed to a drug free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand Citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.

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Truck Drivers Class 5
Hastings - Hawkes Bay
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We have vacancies to fill a variety of Truck driving (Class 5) positions. These are seasonal positions starting in February through to approximately July 2019. Truck Drivers will be based out of the Whakatu Packhouse and run on a split shift. They will be required to transport fruit from the Orchards to the Packhouses and Coolstores and deliver packaging, bins or pallets to sites. 
The successful candidate for these roles will:
  • Have a Class 5 License
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical and drug test
  • Pass a truck driving assessment
  • Have basic numeracy & literacy skills
  • A clean driving record
  • Able to safely and efficiently operate the vehicle
  • Able to work variable hours
  • Perform other duties when required
  • Have a good Health and Safety awareness
If you have the above attributes that we are looking for then apply today. The successful candidate can start immediately in a non driving role this can be discussed during your interview.
Mr Apple is committed to a drug free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand Citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.

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Alternatively, you can register your interest in working for us here: Job Registration

 

Click here to watch a video of some of the Packhouse Jobs available

The Post Harvest season generally runs from February to July, however, from year to year this varies slightly. There are a range of opportunities available such as packers, forklift operators, dispatch personnel, supervisors, lab assistants, administrators, computer operators as well as mechanics and engineers.

During the season each Packhouse runs two shift patterns, up to 6 days per week: –

  • Supervisory Staff
  • Quality Staff
  • Packers
  • Forklift Operators (Yard & Coolstore)
  • Laboratory Assistants
  • Cleaners
  • Staff Team Leaders
  • Truck Drivers (minimum class 5 licence)
  • Tray fillers
  • Stackers
  • Tally Clerks
  • Machine Operators
  • Palletisers

During the season each Packhouse/Coolstore runs a day and night shift, up to 6 days per week.

If you would like to work in any of the above areas, are motivated to work hard, and want to be part of a growing company then please apply above or click on the Job Registration Link.

 

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