Silver Fern Farms


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Bronwyn Cairns Production Manager; Waitane
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Jayson Palamountain Production Engineer, Pacific
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Rebecca Coote Plant Technologist, Finegand

Careers with Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms offers diverse career paths and we are always looking for talented people ready to reach their full potential.

Applications for seasonal vacancies are not accepted online, but the Seasonal Employment page has details of how to apply.

Seasonal employment is based within our 21 processing plants where we also have permanent opportunities in production supervision and management, engineering and trades, health and safety, and quality assurance. Other functions including jobs in marketing, logistics, finance, IT and human resources, are carried out from the Corporate Office in Dunedin, or satellite support offices in Hastings and Christchurch.

Aware that people are the cornerstone of our business, we recognise talent and have mechanisms to ensure people reach their full potential. These include career progression and development through our Coaching Programme for seasonal employees and Performance Development Process (PDP) for permanent employees.

Seasonal Employment

Seasonal employment is available at our plants around the country. For people with ambition and aptitude there is enormous potential for career progression within the company. We also employ students who simply want to earn some good money over the summer.

Learn more about Seasonal Employment

Health and Safety

Preventing accidents is vital for the well-being of employees, customers and the general public as well as helping to maintain effective production. The company’s Health and Safety Policy describes its commitments in this area. The company is committed to providing a workplace that is healthy, safe and free from alcohol and other drugs.

View our Health and Safety Policy (PDF, 662 KB)

Current Vacancies

Process Workers Bobby Cal…

Site: Paeroa
Division: Operations
Type: Temporary
Closes: 30 June 2015

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Engineering Administratio…

Site: Te Aroha
Division: Operations
Type: Full Time
Closes: 13 May 2015

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Services Engineer - 12 mo…

Site: Pacific
Division: Operations
Type: Full Time
Closes: 8 May 2015

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