Orangewood is one of the largest employers in Kerikeri.

Orchard Supervisor

Orangewood is a harvest facility specialising in all aspects of growing and harvesting Kiwifruit, along with managing and developing orchards. We are known for our innovative approach and the quality of services we provide.

Based in Kerikeri, we are one of the largest Employers in the area. We are in strong growth and we need a reliable Orchard Supervisor to help us meet demand.

This key role reports directly to the Field Operations Manager and has great long term prospects for the right candidate.

Enthusiasm, commitment and a positive “can-do” attitude are essential qualities, as are a practical approach and the ability to get along with people from all walks of life. While you’ll predominantly be working with seasonal orchard staff you’ll also interact with management, growers and contractors.

We provide solid training in orchard harvesting and maintenance, Heath & Safety and managing staff so that you can confidently and safely lead a team to meet or exceed targets. Industry qualifications and orchard experience, while advantageous, are not required. We are just as interested in someone with a good work history, a great attitude, and the desire for a long-term career.

Duties include but are not limited to:  

  • Leading a team to complete various seasonal tasks
  • General Reporting
  • Health & Safety management
  • Liaising with growers & packhouse
  • Completing vine work throughout the season – from winter pruning right through to harvesting the fruit

Orchard & Packhouse Staff

We employ both full time and seasonal roles in the orchard and pack house and we work closely with several apprenticeship training and horticultural program providers.

We have a positive team environment and working at Orangewood could be a great start to a career in horticulture.

While the majority of our staff returns seasonally, we do have seasonal opportunities and are always on the lookout for good people. In particular we typically need staff from now till June for picking, packing and cool store roles. Full training is provided.

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Don't forget to attach your CV and a short cover note telling us what you can offer and when you are available.


We are seeking someone with:

  •  A proven work ethic – reliability is critical
  • High energy and a good level of fitness
  • Good organisational skills
  • A practical outlook
  • Competent computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A good mathematical ability
  • The ability to motivate and lead a team of peopleThe ability to prioritise work and manage time well (yours and other peoples)
  • A focus on quality
  • A clean Driver’s License

We're  offering:

  •  An exciting, challenging role (we can guarantee you’ll never be bored!)
  • A high degree of autonomy
  • A supportive environment and ongoing training
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • The potential to go higher within the company
  • Financial recognition for long-term loyalty

Click here to apply. Don't forget to attach your CV and a short cover note telling us what you can offer and when you are available.