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. 

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


Packhouse Line Operator

Full time


Our Company

Balle Bros is a family organisation that has been growing vegetables in New Zealand for four generations. We pride ourselves on growing, packing, marketing, and distributing quality fresh produce domestically and internationally. Be a part of a diverse team that values honesty, respect, hard work, safety, and customer service!

Packhouse Line Operator

We are looking for a permanent full time packhouse line operator to assist with packhouse machine operations, ensure the products are packaged and labelled correctly and meet production deadlines.

  • Set up machines for production and adjust accordingly
  • Monitor flow of product into packaging machinery
  • Maintain the machines in a clean, neat, and orderly manner
  • Print labels for products and bins
  • Follow all Health and Safety and Food Safety Policy and Procedures


Successful Candidate

  • Similar experience in manufacturing or Packhouse environment (desirable not essential)
  • Positive attitude and commitment to work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good personal fitness
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment


What We offer

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Competitive Rates
  • Well maintained gear
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Monday to Friday Saturdays as required, 40 to 50 hours a week.


if you have a good work ethic and are a team player, we want to hear from you! The successful applicant should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please send applications with CV to be sent to hr.admin@ballebros.co.nz

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