Salmon Farmer – Stewart Island – AWF

About the role
This role involves a variety of different task throughout the farms there are the day-to-day activity is taking part in the harvest which largely involves manoeuvring fish within their pens, extracting and bleeding them then putting them on ice ready for transport back to Bluff for processing. But the role also involves a large amount of housekeeping and various other tasks to ensure the farms are in the absolute best condition possible. You will be paid for a minimum of an 8 hour day each day you work
Through this role you’ll leave Bluff early on Sunday morning and return Thursday afternoon, during this time you will be provided fully equipped accommodation on Stewart Island with everything you might need. The work and the accommodation is isolated and you’ll share a house with others from on the farm but if you need to be surrounded by lots of people this might not be for you.
Salmon farms are on the water and this is outdoor work, you will see some marvellous weather and some that is less ideal (sometimes all in the same day). Due to this experience working in the outdoors, or an affinity for the outdoors, is essential.
This is a temporary role however there is potential for it to become permanent for the right person.

About the business
AWF are part of New Zealands largest resourcing and recruitment group. We operate right throughout NZ and work hard with our great clients to match them with equally great employees. Our clients are as dedicated to safety and well being of everyone on their sites as we are.
As an AWF employee you’ll be provided with all of the required PPE to keep you safe on site, for this role that will include high end life jackets and wet weather gear to ensure that when you sail on Sunday you also sail back on Thursday. You’ll be entitled to all of the normal entitlements of
Throughout your assignment with us we will regularly catch up with you about your progress and provide you with support and hopefully a permanent role at the end of your placement through us, we love seeing our candidates end up with our clients permanently.
The salmon farms are well established and there are robust processes and systems to ensure that should anything go wrong help is there to ensure the best outcomes.

Our successful applicant
To be successful in this role you’ll need to be fit and able to follow instructions of the team around them, prior experience in aquaculture isn’t essential however, a great attitude is. You’ll be working and living with the salmon farm team so we need people that are able to fit into a team well.
You will need to be able to get yourself Bluff early on Sunday morning so a drivers licence and car is needed.
Ideally you’ll have prior work experience in the outdoors and if not you’ll partake in outdoor activities in your free time, this isn’t the best role to cut your teeth in if you’re not used to being outside.
Knife skills would be an advantage but if not so long as you’re willing to listen and learn then these are skills that can be taught to the right person.
In addition to the above you’ll need the following to be successful;
– The ability to pass pre-employment checks including; drugs/alcohol/criminal history
– The right to work in New Zealand and relevant documentation to prove it
– The ability to lift up to 25kg’s
If this is you and you’re keen to take on a challenging, but rewarding role, with a great company that truely cares for their people then apply today because we want to hear from you.

You can apply by clicking apply below, by emailing your application to invercargill@awf.co.nz, by coming into our Invercargill office located at 19 Yarrow Street, or by calling the AWF Invercargill office on 03 214 0388 (free phone 0800 88 88 60). We don’t care how you do but if you want work then contact AWF today!

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