Farm Handyperson

Trades & Manufacturing

Are you a skilled handyperson with a passion for agriculture? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, outdoor environment where your mechanical expertise is essential? Our family-owned sheep farm, located just 25 minutes from Timaru in beautiful South Canterbury, is seeking a reliable and motivated individual to join our team as a Farm Handyperson / Maintenance Technician.

Your Role:

  • Equipment Maintenance: Keep our farm running smoothly by maintaining and repairing a variety of mechanical equipment and machinery, including conveyors, engines, and tractors.
  • Building Upkeep: Tackle handyperson tasks like building repair, fence mending, and general property maintenance.
  • Welding Expertise: Utilize your welding skills to repair and fabricate equipment as needed.
  • Process Improvement: Contribute your ideas and experience to help us streamline our operations and enhance efficiency.
  • Teamwork: Work collaboratively with our small but dedicated team to ensure the success of our farm.

Your Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Aptitude: Proven experience in mechanical maintenance and repair, ideally in an agricultural or similar setting.
  • Welding Skills: Proficiency in welding techniques for equipment repair and fabrication.
  • Handyperson Skills: General carpentry, plumbing, and electrical knowledge are a plus.
  • Valid Driver’s License: Ability to get to our farm, located 25 minutes from Timaru.
  • Physical Fitness: This role requires physical work in an outdoor environment.
  • Team Player: Positive attitude and a willingness to pitch in where needed.
  • Reliable & Responsible: Solid work history with references demonstrating your reliability and work ethic.


  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive wage based on your skills and experience.
  • Family Atmosphere: Join a close-knit team and become part of our farming family.
  • Varied Work: No two days are the same! Enjoy diverse tasks and challenges.
  • Growth Potential: Opportunities to learn and expand your skill set.

To Apply:

If you are the skilled and dedicated handyperson we’re looking for, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience to [email protected]

Applications close Friday, June 21, 2024.


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