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Packer - Afternoon Shift

Blenheim, New Zealand

Reference: 5732236

Kono is a Māori-family owned top 100, premium New Zealand food and beverage company with a unique 500-year intergenerational plan, Te Pae Tawhiti. Our interests span wine, horticulture, aquaculture, healthy snacks, seafood and craft beer, and we export to over 25 countries throughout the world. Wakatū, our parent company, and Kono live by deeply held values including kaitiakitanga, whanaungatanga and manaakitanga.

At Kono Seafood we farm, harvest and process mussels, using stringent safety and sustainability standards, to share with the world.

We are looking for Packers to join our friendly team on the night shift at Kono Seafood. The position will be at our seafood processing factory in Riverlands, Blenheim.


Hours are 3.30pm - 1am. This position is full-time, working Monday to Friday with some Saturday work, any hours worked over 40 will be paid at time and a third.

About the role

This is a hands-on and varied role that requires someone with a positive attitude, an eye for detail, who is physically fit and can work in a fast-paced environment on their feet. Our Packers are key members of our wider team who use their eye for detail and great attitude to get the job done. Experience in the food industry is an advantage but not essential.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have the ability to think on their feet
  • Be a good communicator
  • Enjoy working in a close-knit team
  • Be happy to work overtime on a Saturday from time to time
  • Full training provided

We have a shutdown period around July which can vary from 6 to 12 weeks dependent on the mussel product.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Applications close on Friday 10th December 2021.


Applications Close: 10 Dec 2021