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Apple Pruning Position – Hawke’s Bay

Work is available from mid June for the pruning season.

Number of Roles Available: 10
Start Date: 2024/06/24
End Date: 2024/09/02
Starting Rate 23.50 + 8% Holiday pay

Pruning takes place when the harvest has been completed and the leaves have dropped from the tree. Branches are selected and removed to enable the tree to develop so that it will produce an ideal crop for the following season.

Pruning is a skilled task and requires a good understanding of how trees develop. Experience is preferred but training can be provided. Large branches are removed using a saw or chainsaw. Smaller branches are removed using loppers, hydraulic loppers, secateurs, or hydraulic secateurs. A ladder or hydralada is used to reach the top of the tree.

On going work may be available for candidates wishing for long term employment.

The person:

We are looking for enthusiastic people wanting a position that could lead to further work or simply enjoy outdoor work experience, they could be someone looking for a taste of an orchard career to see if it is for them. The work can be physically demanding shifting ladders, working at heights on ladders or platforms, so workers must be physically able.

Job Requirements
You must be currently in New Zealand with valid work visa – please do not apply if you do not currently have a right to work in NZ.
Willing to commit to at least 5 days per week
No fear of Heights
Physically able
Experience preferred
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