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Deckhand - Golden Bay

Nelson, New Zealand

Reference: 5750122

Are you looking for a challenge where no two days are ever the same?
Have you got experience on vessels or wanting a change? Then this could be for you!

Kono is a top 100, premium New Zealand food and beverage company with a unique 500-year business plan. Its interests span wine, horticulture, healthy snacks and seafood and it exports to over 25 countries throughout the world. Its products encapsulate the pure taste of Aotearoa, New Zealand and are produced in a sustainable manner akin to the Maori values of its owners.

Our business is diverse, from farming and harvesting, to processing and the marketing of seafood, wine, cider, apples, pears, kiwifruit, hops and natural fruit bars. Wakatu, our parent company, and Kono are striving for operational excellence across all divisions, group functional areas and processes by deploying lean thinking philosophies, principles, and tools.

We are looking for Deckhands to join our team located in the Golden Bay region.

Reporting directly to the Skipper, you will be involved in tasks such as harvesting product, re-seeding and spat catching. The crew work all year through averaging 3 nights a week on board the vessel.

The role

Involves assisting and carrying out duties onboard the vessels while adhering to health and safety standards and regulations to promote a safe work environment.

The person

If you are experienced in the aquaculture industry or are interested in a career change we would love to hear from you. This is challenging role and will require someone who can hit the ground running.

In return we offer:

  • Annual Health Checks
  • Opportunity for advancement for the right person- Skippers ticket!
  • Staff Sales
  • Long Service Leave
  • EAP Services
  • An awesome team!

Please note: Kono has a drug and alcohol policy and the successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment drug and medical screening

If you think you have a great attitude, a passion for being on the water and are always on the go then apply now!

Applications Close: 12 Dec 2021