Silver Fern Farms

Careers

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.

Bronwyn Cairns

Bronwyn Cairns

Production Manager; Waitane

“The company has always been supportive, always someone to call who can help. There is real flexibility for family and work-life balance. We also have fantastic onsite staff, people who have the work ethic that makes this plant successful.”

Bryce Murray

Bryce Murray

Slaughter Floor Supervisor; Dargaville

“Through hard work and dedication Silver Fern Farms can help you become the best you can be and attain a better quality of life through educational opportunities, high self-esteem and becoming proud of your achievement by having pride in your job.”

Dean McNaught

Dean McNaught

Plant Manager; Dargaville

“If you want a great future and are determined, Silver Fern Farms can supply great employment opportunities.”

Gaye Hollyman

Gaye Hollyman

Boning Room Supervisor; Pacific

“Silver Fern Farms recognises and develops people who show they are willing to take ownership of their given tasks.”

Jayson Palamountain

Jayson Palamountain

Production Engineer; Pacific

“Silver Fern Farms has plenty of opportunities to up-skill yourself, to further your career, if you are willing to put in the time and effort.”

Joanna Ng

Joanna Ng

Assistant Accountant; Dunedin

“The job is always challenging due to it being quite diverse. There is opportunity for development including study and the people are nice to work with.”

John Yates

John Yates

Corporate Services Manager; Dunedin

“The size of the company brings a huge amount of opportunity with regard to both career and location. The people in the company are very good supportive people.”

Kate Bennett

Kate Bennett

Livestock Booking Clerk; Dunedin

“There have been good people above me who recognised my skills and supported me so that I could develop. I enjoy the interaction with both our suppliers and livestock reps and the Dunedin office is a good mixture of people from diverse backgrounds; a good environment to work in.”

Rebecca Coote

Rebecca Coote

Plant Technologist; Finegand

“I would recommend this company as a good training ground for graduates in any of the sciences. There is a good working environment, the work is challenging and the career progression is proven. There are endless opportunities within production which may be my next step.”

Shirlene Whaitiri

Shirlene Whaitiri

Seasonal Processing Administrator; Pacific

“Besides having made very good friends and building good working relationship with other staff members I can honestly say that when your talents and skills are recognised, recommendations are made and opportunities come knocking at your door.”