Employment

Seasonal Work

WHEN CAN I WORK?

Employment is available during our main packing season which generally runs from March until June each year. Both day and night shift work is available.

Repacking and CA (Controlled Atmosphere) packing work is also available following our main pack season and can continue through until November.

WHAT WORK IS AVAILABLE?

There’s a wide variety of roles within a packhouse, each requiring different skills and levels of experience. A good work ethic and a great attitude is essential. Many roles you can learn as you go!

Positions include:

  • Quality control
  • Grader operator
  • Packing
  • Tray preparation
  • Stacking
  • Strapping
  • Box making
  • Packhouse cleaner
  • Tea person/cleaner
  • EDI (experience preferred)
  • Grading (experience preferred)
  • Bin tip operator (experience preferred)
  • Forkhoist drivers for yard and coolstores (must have experience and a current licence)

WHO CAN APPLY?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is eligible to work in New Zealand (i.e. NZ citizen, permanent resident or those with a current work visa).

Before applying please ensure you have a current work visa, IRD number, bank account number and identification (Passport or Birth Certificate).

For more info on working in NZ visit www.immigration.govt.nz

WHERE CAN I STAY?

Need short-term accommodation? There are many backpacking facilities in the Western Bay of Plenty who welcome seasonal workers.

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Take a look at your local backpacker options

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If you’re travelling by van, here are some options

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There are also a range of places to freedom camp if your van’s self-contained

Application Form

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Contact

Keen to join us? Get in touch with our employment team:

Permanent Positions

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SUCCESS STORY

Meet Nik

Coolstore Operations Manager

Nik joined Mpac as a casual employee, stacking during mainpack. After stacking for two seasons and proving his work ethic he was moved into our Yard and put through a forklift driving course. Nik was then promoted to Yard/CA Manager in 2017 and went on to become our Coolstore Operations Manager. Nik now oversees the operation of our coolstores and has numerous staff reporting to him.

Nik says “The continued growth at Mpac offers our employees great opportunities, and I encourage anyone looking for a challenge to join us for a mainpack season”