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Employment Opportunities

Wilkins Farming often has seasonal vacancies for tractor, truck & machine operators as well as various farm labouring positions. We normally employ people for summer holiday jobs and occasionally have permanent vacancies including livestock roles.

We have a fleet of modern tractors, harvest equipment, haulage trucks and a full range of equipment for cultivation, fertilising, planting, spraying & baling.

Experienced staff who enjoy operating the latest agricultural equipment in the varied conditions throughout the upper Southland region are a major component in the success of WFL.

If you are honest, have excellent work ethics, common sense, experience with agricultural equipment, relevant traffic licences and the ability to work as part of a team that strives for excellence, then please submit a job application.

The farm location allows access to some of New Zealand’s finest hunting & fishing and enjoys close proximity to other well-known recreational destinations such as Queenstown and Fiordland.

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Jobs available at Wilkins Farming


Due to growth in our business, Wilkins Farming Co are looking for a permanent full time competent and energetic operator with passion for machinery operation and working with people to join our EarthWorx Division.

We want someone with strong experience (3+ years) operating and maintaining heavy machinery in a civil construction, earthworks, or farming environment.

The family business is well established in mixed livestock and cropping farming business in Northern Southland with multiple trading entities covering agricultural contracting, livestock, cropping and transport.

The job is based out of Wendonside but is spread all over Northern Southland from day to day.

You will be:

  • Physically fit
  • Reliable, pro-active and have health and safety at front of mind
  • Honest and reliable
  • You are a “DOER” and you will get stuff done, and the ability to work under pressure
  • A positive attitude with the ability and desire to be a team player

A full license is essential.   It’s a bonus if you have Class 2 or above.

We will offer:

  • A competitive pay based on market rates to match the skills and experience of the successful applicant.
  • Work Ute and phone supplied
  • Personal career development relevant to the role

Safety and wellbeing are paramount to us, so our recruitment process involves, and a pre-employment medical including a drug test.

You must be eligible to work in NZ (either as a New Zealand Citizen or Resident or have a valid working visa) to apply for this role.

If this opportunity sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you.

We will be screening and interview applicants during the advertising period, so apply now!

Email your CV and cover letter with at least two references to or apply online.

For more details contact Nathan Braithwaite on 027 2499 316