Post harvest

Post harvest handling is a critical in fresh food and crop production. Correct handling and storage protect freshness and quality, and can increase the value of produce.

Job overview 

New Zealand has over 250 post harvest facilities using state of the art technologies and systems. Those facilities need plenty of talented people to operate them. As fruit and vegetable production increases nationally, so will the wide range of jobs.

You’ll find plenty of career opportunities in the post harvest industry. Whether you want to be a packer, grader, forklift operators, administrators, computer operators, dispatchers, or cool store operations supervisor, you can learn all the skills with us. 

A post harvest role requires high attention to detail. You’ll work and train with a team of skilled people that will give you heaps of development opportunities.

Skills and experience 

  • Strong focus and attention to detail
  • Understand health and safety practices
  • Understanding of food safety and compliance an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Respect for people and different cultures
  • Able to multitask and work under pressure
  • Forklift licence an advantage
  • Able and eligible to work in New Zealand
  • Eager to learn and train while you work
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team