The Role

See below a description of the vacancy and the responsibilities, along with the skills required for this role.

Poultry Farm Workers


Motunui , New Zealand

Reference: 6049391

Are you looking for work in a new industry?

It is the perfect time to join the team at Aviagen. We have exciting positions open that will challenge you physically and open you to a new learning opportunity to understand where some of the food on your plate comes from.

Who are we?

Aviagen is the world's leading poultry breeding company. Aviagen New Zealand is an important part of the poultry meat industry both here in NZ and further a field with export demands.

What are we looking for?

We're seeking Poultry Farm Workers to join our team across our Taranaki facilities. These permanent roles provide on an average a roster of approx. 5 days out of 7 (Monday to Sunday).

As the Poultry Farm Worker, you will thrive as you work in a controlled livestock environment to carry out the general duties associated with housing and rearing poultry. Duties such as collecting floor eggs, floor walking, grading, reporting, and sanitation duties are a significant part of these roles.

Most importantly, we are seeking candidates who resonate with our values of:

Positive Attitude. Customer Focused. Team Oriented. Respectful. Continuous Improvement. Integrity. Caring.

If that sounds like you - then we want to hear from you!

The finer details

The poultry breeding industry has very strict bio-security and animal welfare standards as such applicants must satisfy our Biosecurity requirements including having no contact with other chickens, pet birds, pigs, or intensive livestock operations.

Additionally, our perfect candidate will possess:

  • Enthusiasm to learn and a positive attitude to be an effective part of the Aviagen team
  • A proven track record of reliability, hard work and willingness to deliver and make a difference for our customers
  • Ability to perform manual handling tasks between 10-20kgs
  • Ability to perform repetitive bending and lifting
  • Own transport and drivers licence

Why join us?

There are many great reasons to join the Aviagen team. Not only are we a successful global company, but we also have a strong commitment to training and the ongoing development of our staff. We offer stable ongoing employment as an essential service. Starting rate $24.50


This is your chance to join a successful and proud company! Don't miss out. If you would like to know more about the role and if you're keen to submit an application, please visit: 6049391.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, which includes a drug and alcohol test. Also, this environment requires Respiratory Protective Equipment, which means the mask seal area is to be free of facial hair.

Although Aviagen appreciates the time and effort of employment agencies; given our bio-security declaration all candidates must personally lodge their application.

Applications Close: 13 Nov 2022