Irrigation Leading Hand

Want a job in one of New Zealand’s most booming and promising industries – Horticulture?

Water and sustainable practices is critical to our business success and that of New Zealand.


LeaderBrand Produce Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse horticultural businesses with operations in Ashburton, Matamata, Pukekohe and a base in Gisborne.


Our continued growth creates exciting opportunities for our existing staff and also leads to new roles and opportunities for fresh ideas and expertise to join the team.


We are currently seeking to attract an experienced Irrigation Leading Hand to support the Irrigation Operation’s Manger.


This is a full time permanent role based out of Gisborne. It is an operational role and will encompass all aspects of Leaderbrand’s irrigation systems, from maintenance and day to day operation to infrastructure instalment.  As a leading hand you will be required to provide support and leadership within your team. 


Our water application is largely based around bore and underground ring main infrastructure with the latest telemetry monitoring but also surface water takes around the district, utilizing boom hose reel irrigators, solid set sprinklers and drip irrigation systems.   


If you have a passion for growing and the outdoors, thrive on challenging yourself and want to further your career with a vibrant team then we would love to hear from you.


Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test, hold a full current NZ Driver’s License and should have NZ residency or a valid work visa.


Applications close: 18 November 2018

Please forward your CV and cover letter to:


Alex Aitken

LeaderBrand Produce Ltd

P O Box 648

Gisborne 4040

New Zealand