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McCarthy Contracting Ltd is located at Ladbrooks just out of Christchurch. We are 15 minutes drive from the centre of the city. We carry out a range of agricultural services as detailed on this website which mean that we have a year round operation. This enables us to offer a range of permanent positions for our staff. For more information please follow this link about Employment With McCarthy.

See below for our currently available positions. If no positions are currently listed, please feel welcome to Contact Us.

Agricultural Machinery Operator

McCarthy Contracting Ltd is a well established agricultural contracting business located on the outskirts of Christchurch.

Our contracting operations include baling, cultivation, drilling, Ag spreading, silage making, cartage, fodderbeet harvesting, combine harvesting and ag plastic recycling.

We are currently looking for tractor operators for our 2019/20 season. We particularly require staff with baling experience - medium square and fusion round balers.

These can be seasonal or permanent. Positions would commence in September or earlier by arrangement.

If you are looking for a new challenge or a new experience in another country we would love to talk to you.

You will have:

  • Experience in operating agricultural machinery, tractors, harvesters, balers, ploughs, seed drills or similar.
  • Minimum of Class 2 Licence preferred.
  • Good interpersonal and organisation skills, be a team player.
  • A proactive attitude to health and safety in the workplace.

We can offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay, modern machinery fleet and a variety of work.
  • Assistance with obtaining work visas.
  • Assistance with accommodation.
  • A minimum of 40 hours per week regardless of the weather!

The benefits of working for us:
A fun team to work with!
We are located 15mins from the centre of Christchurch so there is plenty to see and do when not at work.
Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island. Easy access to all tourist destinations e.g. Hanmer Springs, Queenstown and Wanaka.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please send a copy of your CV with relevant work experience and qualifications.

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