Harvest Season 2023-2024

Full time


We are hiring for our next harvest season. From November 2023 through to the end of March 2024, we have several roles available from machinery operators with experience in harvesting, or operators with less experience who can operate bin trailers or forklifts in the field.

Applicants will have either be NZ Residency or Citizenship or a valid work visa i.e Working Holiday Scheme Visa.


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We are keen to have you join our great team. Enjoy the southern hemisphere weather and see our great country while you are here.


Truck Operator

Full time


Only NZ residents and current valid NZ work visa's can be considered for this position.

We are on the hunt for professional class 5 drivers to join our Transport Team.

Our company values honest, respect, hard work, safety, and customer service.  We are looking for team members who share these values and have a passion for delivering a high-quality service.

Based in Pukekohe, we  transport a variety of commodities including fresh produce, machinery, and other general bulk freight. We operate a variety of truck and trailer units including Flat deck, Curtain Sider and Bulk tipping.

The candidate

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience on HPMV as some combinations are running at 60T.
  • Competent Hoist Driver
  • Clean truck licence
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude and show initiative.
  • Have pride in your personal presentation and the equipment you drive.
  • Must be NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.



  • Competitive rates
  • Modern Well-Maintained gear
  • Opportunity for Growth
  • Work Locally

At Balles Bros Transport, we value our team members and offer a supportive work environment.  If you are a reliable and experienced Class 5 driver looking for a new opportunity, we encourage you to apply. 

Health & Safety Advisor

Full time


We have an opportunity for a Health and Safety Advisor to join our team.  This is a full-time, permanent position reporting to the Group HR Manager. You will work across several sites both in our farming operations, packhouses and our Mr Chips factory where we manufacture frozen chips.  This is an exciting hands-on role where you can demonstrate your leadership skills to continuously improve health and safety performance by collaboratively creating a positive culture of safe

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide guidance, coaching and leadership to our teams to help influence, promote and build a strong safety culture.
  • Risk Management and its application.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain training programmes.
  • Incident management and investigation
  • Assist with the implementation of H&S initiatives/policies including inductions and pre-qualifications of our service providers.
  • Monitor health and safety practices and reporting on health and safety system.

Skills and Experience

  • Solid understanding of health and safety legislation and its amendments including HSNO
  • Engaging and communicative style which inspires action and empowers teams to own safety. 
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience
  • Operational Health and Safety experience working with machinery and equipment would be an advantage.

If you have a strong work ethic, a drive for success and can rise to any challenge we want to hear from you.

Please send your CV and cover letter to hr.admin@ballebros.co.nz



Agricultural Diesel Mechanic

Full time


We have an exciting opportunity to work on a range of agricultural equipment both in our Workshop and onsite, ensuring that the equipment is reliable and safe to use.

The main responsibilities of this role are:

  • Maintenance, repairs, and diagnostics both scheduled and preventative maintenance.
  • Respond to emergency calls
  • Control downtime through preventative maintenance techniques and monitoring compliance.
  • Keep appropriate and accurate records of service and repairs.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • NZ Driver’s License Class 1 and 2
  • Forklift Licence
  • Trade Certified
  • Basic or sound electrical, mechanical and welding experience
  • Ability to repair and maintain a wide range of agricultural equipment specialising in John Deere Tractors.
  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


  • Fast Paced work environment where no two days are the same
  • Advance your career
  • Supportive Work Environment
  • Work Locally

Only applicants already in NZ will be considered with residency or valid working visa.

If you are someone who has clear communication, good problem-solving and time management we want to hear from you! Send us your CV and cover letter to hr.admin@ballebros.co.nz


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