Research Centre Technician

New Zealand Agriseeds Ltd specialises in the research, production and marketing of superior pastures for New Zealand farmers.  Based on a 224ha research station near Darfield in Canterbury, we deliver market-leading products through our dedication to a world-class breeding and field testing programme and a focus on ensuring customers and end users grow the best pastures.  We are passionate about New Zealand pastures and strive to be the best company to work for and the easiest company to work with.


We have a research centre technician role that supports all operations on our Research Farm at Courtenay, near Christchurch. You will support the Research Farm Manager to execute all activities on the research farm by delivering a high level of quality service to all stakeholders who use the facility.  The ideal candidate will have strong practical experience from working in research and development programmes, animal husbandry and operating farm machinery.


We are looking for someone who is able to work in a team environment, as well as working co-operatively with others and have an eye for detail. A knowledge of farm machinery maintenance and repairs would also be useful.


We offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful applicant as well as providing a great opportunity to work in a stimulating environment and be at the forefront of pastoral agriculture.


Working for a growing organisation in one of New Zealand’s most important export sectors, this role represents exceptional opportunities for suitably skilled candidates with an affinity for the agricultural business sector to contribute to making Agriseeds the pasture company for all farmers.


You can download a position description here. To apply by email, please attach your CV and hand written cover letter and email to or post to Agriseeds, 2547 Old West Coast Road, R.D.1, Christchurch 7671.  Applications close Monday 7 May 2018.