Our Employment Opportunities

John Austin Ltd is a family owned and operated Agricultural Contracting business, located in the heart of the Waikato. We as a company focus on providing value for our customers through quality workmanship, timely service, and trust. John Austin Ltd regularly invests in the latest cutting-edge technology, to drive greater efficiency and accurate delivery of pasture and crop management.

We employ a number of managers each responsible for key areas of our operation as well as admin staff, mechanics and of course our all-important drivers in the field. All our staff are required to adhere to the highest Worksafe and environmental care practices.

Our two busiest seasons in the year are Spring – September to December; and
Autumn – February to May. We work longer hours during these months to complete planting and harvest.

Please see below for our current employment opportunities……

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We are seeking experienced Agricultural Machinery operators to work with us for our 2020-2021 Spring – Autumn seasons.
Specifically we are looking for people with experience in

  • Maize Planting,
  • Seed Drilling,
  • Mowing,
  • Swather Operating – 2 and 4 rotor rakes,
  • Baling,
  • Spraying, Truck Driving,
  • Trailer Driving

Come join our great team and create awesome memories for a lifetime!

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We are looking for a qualified Diesel or Agricultural Mechanic to begin ASAP in time for the beginning of this Autumn season.

The key features of the role include:

  • Preparation, repairs and maintenance of equipment to ensure timely readiness of machines to serve our clients in a reliable way
  • Following internal reporting systems, liaising with Accounts and Workshop Admin
  • A commitment to the implementation and recording of Health and Safety procedures, required to run a safe business
  • Ability to work longer hours during the seasons

The successful applicant will describe themselves as:

  • Having a love of machinery – especially farm and Agricultural machinery
  • Being a positive team-player and enjoying working with people
  • Having competent communication skills both written and oral
  • Being detail conscious and accurate with record keeping
  • Being self-disciplined, self-motivated and responsible in your work
  • Having a reputation of honesty and personal integrity
  • Being motivated by challenge and thriving under pressure (seasonal)
  • Organized, productive and efficient

Email your CV & cover letter to

We are looking for experienced tractor drivers for our Waikato based Agricultural Contracting business. We are currently seeking operators for a wide range of Agricultural driving positions.

We are also specifically looking for a Planter Driver We need someone who is keen to use the latest technology for planting and seed drilling. This would become a permanent position to the person who can prove they have the required skills.

Successful applicants will have some heavy agricultural machinery experience and:

  • The appropriate licences (Minimum of NZ Class 2 or equivalent)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Respect our equipment, our customers and their property
  • Be reliable, trustworthy and punctual
  • Have a high work ethic, perform tasks as instructed to a high standard and show initiative
  • Be able to work unsupervised and safely
  • Be flexible with hours worked and overtime
  • Enjoy being part of a great team
  • Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid and current NZ work visa, and a clean driving record.

Please email a cover letter and your CV to:

Seasonal positions available now for trustworthy and responsible Truck Drivers.
Class 5 License preferred.
Class 4 considered.

Please email your CV with referees to or phone John on  07 872 0000.

You will need to have:

  • Experience in Agricultural spraying.
  • Maturity, reliability and excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility and commitment to work extended hours as necessary.
  • A Heavy Traffic license.
  • Self-motivation with practical maintenance and some engineering skills.

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