C5 Agricultural Driver (Truck and Trailer)

We are seeking an experienced Class 5 driver to drive our client's truck and trailer.

About the Role

Based in Rakaia, this trucking company is looking for a Class 5 driver, preferably with knowledge of harvesting onions and/or potatoes. You'll be a part of a great team, who are willing to teach new skills to staff that are eager to learn.

Your typical hours of work will be Monday to Friday with 6 am starts and the intention of finishing before 6 pm, with a half day worked on Saturdays. There could be a "soft start", working 2 - 4 days a week until the season picks up in mid-February.

  • Ensure accurate loading/unloading of veggies
  • Secure loads safely for transport
  • Tow a flat deck trailer or curtain sider (including competently reversing)


About You

As the ideal applicant, you have a clean Class 5 licence and a forklift licence (or are willing to learn how to use a forklift). You're prepared to drive with a flat deck and/or a curtain sider as the job requires. 

You possess excellent communication skills, can legally work in New Zealand, and will pass pre-employment drug testing. Having a reliable work ethic is an absolute must!

  • Class 5 license
  • F endorsement preferred, OSH cert considered (or you're willing to obtain one)
  • Competent reversing with a trailer!
  • Able to pass a drug test


What's On Offer
  • Start on $28 - $30 an hour (experience dependent)
  • 8% holiday pay accrued on top of wages
  • 12-hour days, Monday to Friday, with half-day Saturdays
  • Great team to work with


How to Apply

Submit your CV outlining your relevant skills and experience, along with contactable references.

Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

C5 Agricultural Driver (Truck and Trailer)
New Zealand
Ashburton ~ Canterbury
Job Group:
Agriculture & Primary Industry
Job Classification:
Other Agriculture & Primary Industry