Miro mahi - employment and training

 
 

Miro Mahi is the employment and training arm of Miro Limited Partnership (Miro). Miro is looking for people who are keen to learn, work hard, provide for their families, give back to their hapū or iwi, and willing to build a career in horticulture. We’ll provide training and support to help you be successful.
Our Miro orchards are under poly-tunnel houses and largely protect you from the weather. Berry plants are easy to work with and require gentle handling. The work can be varied and interesting as you will learn all aspects of orchard operations.
Over the next 10 years we will be looking for 100 skilled orchard managers, and more than 5,000 workers for full-time, part-time and seasonal work. With some roles, we are open to flexibility, job sharing and work during school hours. Our jobs include construction of orchard tunnels and infrastructure, plant and orchard management, and business administration. Our growers are spread right across the North Island so there is bound to be something for you.

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Jobs available now

 
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Miro Mahi is Proudly supported by the Ministry for Social Development

 

Jobs available in the future

Here are some examples of orchard roles we’ll be recruiting as orchards start to develop across the country.

 
 

Oro Kaiārahi (Orchard Manager)

You will be a horticultural specialist experienced in crop management, fruit production, and growing food. The role is suited to orchard managers with Growsafe certification, Level 7 Fruit Production or similar experience. This is a permanent role leading all aspects of the orchard performance and team including orchard and seasonal planning, budget management, staff management, reporting, management of fertigation systems, irrigation, spraying, plant management, repairs and maintenance, and site health and safety. The ideal person will be a practical, hands-on manager who is great at communicating with a wide range of people. This person will also be adept at motivating staff, building relationships, providing on-the-job training, meeting deadlines and producing management reports.


Kaimākūkū (Irrigation Installer) 

Experienced in running orchard irrigation systems, you will be working with PVC, galvanised piping, drain laying, civil construction, plumbing in horticulture or agricultural environments. Working with MDPE or LDPE pipe and fittings, ideally you have licenses for trencher and small excavator operation.


Oro Kaimahi (Orchard Leading Hand)

This role supports the orchard manager in achieving best practice orchard development. The role is 30-40 hours per week and is hands-on orchard development and operations including plant and nursery management, irrigation and fertigation systems, spray operations, staff supervision, repairs and maintenance (tunnels, irrigation, weeding, mowing). The ideal candidate will be passionate about growing food and have the ability to manage large teams of casual staff at times, the ability to communicate with, motivate and train a wide range of people, be able to work efficiently and meet deadlines, lead by example and muck-in to deliver the best results. You may already have experience in agriculture or horticulture and we offer pathways to developing a career in horticulture for those committed to the kaupapa and driven to succeed.

 

Training and Development

At Miro we want to see Māori thrive! We’ve built two core training programmes for you to choose from depending on where you are in life’s journey.

 
 
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TUATAHI: PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING then EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT

Well suited to rangatahi and others with limited work experience. This will get you ship-shape to begin work on a Miro orchard and may involve, where appropriate:

  • Up to 12 weeks pre-employment training (including on orchard)

  • Minimum of 40 NZQA credit standards in Fruit Production (including berry-specific training)

  • Vehicle Maintenance Industry (VMI) components

  • Car license programme up to Full Class 1 car license

  • Travel costs to training

  • Additonal services

  • Health and Safety: Farm Safety Certificate, First Aid Certificate

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): work boots, hi-viz vest, socks, safety hat, gloves, safety glasses, wet-weather clothing


TUARUA: EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT & ADVANCED TRAINING

Well suited to those with solid work experience who wish to pursue a career in horticulture. On-the-job and tertiary training will be provided while you work full time on a berry orchard, including:

Up to 60 NZQA credits at Level 3-4 Fruit Production (including berry-specific training)

Vehicle Maintenance Infrastructure (VMI) components where applicable

Additional services where applicable

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