Work with us

We are always looking for people who wish to be part of a team which produces market-leading, high-quality meat cuts sourced from the lush and vast landscape of southern New Zealand.

We employ more than 350 staff, many of whom have been with us since we started over 30 years ago.

Our family-based approach means we value our staff and their contribution, and our integrity ensures we reward their efforts too.

See below for our current list of vacancies.


Process Workers Required

Blue Sky Meats – Morton Mains Plant

Are you seeking long-term employment with a forward-thinking company in the red meat industry?

We have a number of vacancies in our Slaughter and Further Processing departments on both dayshift and nightshift for the upcoming season.
We are seeking experienced staff to join our close-knit team.

Candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Provide references of good attendance
  • Prepared to work as part of a team
  • Willing to learn our processes
  • Be committed to our quality, hygiene and safe work practices

We offer competitive pay rates with opportunities for increased earnings during the peak season.

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand and undergo a pre-employment medical examination and drug/alcohol screening as a pre-requisite.

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Maintenance Engineer

Blue Sky Pastures - Morton Mains Plant

- Attractive Salary Package

- Great Team Environment

- Permanent Position

- Interesting variety of work

Blue Sky Meats (NZ) Ltd is a global exporter/processor which operates a multi-species processing plant at Morton Mains – Southland, 25km’s outside of Invercargill.

Renowned for top quality products, our business is growing from strength-to-strength… this is where you come in.

Ideally you will be a trade qualified Maintenance & Diagnostics Engineer, however we would consider and support a candidate who has almost completed their trade certification or who has a proven track record on the tools and wishes to complete an adult apprenticeship.

This role will work on a rostered shift basis including some weekend work.

Prior to confirmation of employment, applicants must undergo and pass a pre-employment medical including drug screening.

All applicants must be New Zealand Residents/Citizens or hold a current and valid New Zealand Work Visa.

Applications in Employment Application Form below or in writing to:

Human Resources Manager 

Blue Sky Meats (NZ) Ltd

Morton Mains

R.D. 1. Invercargill, 9871

Closing Date: Wednesday 18th September 5.00pm

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