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It’s a great time to join our 8,000 friendly people at Ingham’s – one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated protein producers. 

Founded in 1918 as a family business, Ingham’s has a proud history and a bright future. Today, our business is undergoing substantial growth, where every day presents new and exciting opportunities to thrive. 

With a positive attitude you can pursue your passion, grow your career and contribute to a business that is committed to demonstrating our values of care, courage, curiosity and commitment.  


Process Worker

Waitoa, North Island

Based in Waitoa you will join a team of hard -working team players. You can enjoy shift patterns to suit your lifestyle, while working in a stable company where the safety of our people always comes first. With competitive pay, and a friendly, family-like culture, you will experience a fast-paced and diverse working environment.

We continue to operate through the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential service continuing to feed the nation as Australia and New Zealand’s largest poultry producer.

This hands-on Process Worker role offers day and afternoon shifts Monday to Friday, with some occasional saturday work as well (time and a half pay applicable).


  • Immediate start
  • Uniforms provided & cleaned by company
  • Onsite parking
  • No experience required, on job training provided
  • Consistent hours provided weekly
  • Product discounts
  • The health, safety and wellbeing of our people is our highest priority
  • Additional measures, practices and processes have been implemented to keep our people safe during the pandemic

Daily Tasks:

  • Processing, inspecting and packing raw chicken meat
  • Manual handling duties -lifting, pulling, pushing, bending and reaching
  • Working your whole shift in a cold, wet environment between 2 – 14 degrees
  • Storing and maintaining materials, equipment and tools
  • Identifying and escalating Animal Welfare, Food Safety & Quality issues, hazards and risks.

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

  • Performing repetitive tasks
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Communicate well both written and verbally
  • Showing commitment, reliability and motivation
  • Physically fit and repetitively lift 5kg-15kg

We have both day and afternoon shift work available on either a full time or part time basis.

Please note: This role is located in Waitoa: which is located centrally between Morrinsville, Te Aroha & Matamata.

If this role is of interest to you, please submit your application and include a copy of your CV.

At Ingham’s, we have a national responsibility to ensure we can continue to manufacture and supply products to the country and to our suppliers. Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our people and the consumers who use our products. We have strict Health & Safety measures to keep our people safe and because of this we require all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will ask you to present your My Vaccine Pass or proof of vaccination for verification when you arrive on your first day.

*Due to the current border restrictions within New Zealand, we will only be considering applicants that are currently based within New Zealand and have the valid right to work requirements*

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