Do you share our passion?

We’re passionate about delivering consumers the world’s best quality lamb. If knowing you’ve helped create the ultimate dining experience excites you too, let’s talk.

In return for your commitment to our premium product, we offer:

  • competitive rates of pay
  • a wide range of shifts including nights and twilights
  • year-round operations
  • professional and personal growth opportunities
  • on the job training, coaching and mentoring
  • long-service entitlements
  • staff sales

We have a variety of roles across our processing plants throughout the North Island of New Zealand including process workers, production supervision and management, engineering & trades, health & safety, and quality assurance. Plus sales, marketing, livestock procurement, logistics and finance.

Career Stories

The Management have an equal opportunity policy and are very supportive”

Jaz Fox
Boning room Leading hand

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Whenever I wanted support it was always available to me”

Paul MacDonald
Gisborne Plant Manager

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I feel valued in my role and the fact the Managers door is always open”

Sheryl Tuari
Process Support Co-ordinator

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It’s a bang-on place to work – everyone helps each other”

Baz Franklin
Machine Operator

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I respected those around me and learnt so many people skills”

Melissa Brown
Union Secretary

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Career opportunities as a Process Worker
  • Stockyards
  • Butchers
  • Boning and further processing
  • By-products
  • Machine Operators
  • Quality Control

Working at Ovation is like one big family with everyone as one big team”

Kane Donovan
Needed

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OVATION MANAGEMENT TRAINEE PROGRAMME

Our Management Trainee programme helps us find our leaders of tomorrow!

This 2 year programme covers all aspects of our business.  You will spend time with our best people in every department including Livestock, Operations, Compliance, Production, Marketing, Quality Control, Health & Safety, Logistics, and Finance.

Getting a glimpse into every department helps identify an area or pathway that sparks an interest.  Coming into this with an open mind often sees our management trainees gravitate towards a career they were  not expecting.

This is an amazing opportunity that we take a lot of pride in and have seen a lot of success from.  If this programme interests you, please contact us through the Work With Us page to discuss any future opportunities.

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Ovation operates modern plants in the North Island of New Zealand. Throughout all of the facilities substantial investment has been made in state of the art technology, machinery, processes and quality assurance programmes to ensure our products meet and exceed the highest international quality standards and customer expectations.

9 minutes drive from city centre
Employs up to 360 people during the season
Opportunities to work day or night shift hours
Processes Lamb, Mutton and Goat

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3 minutes drive from city centre
Employs up to 380 people during the season
Opportunities to work day or night shift hours
Processes Lamb, Mutton, Goat and Veal

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Current Vacancies

Night Shift Process Workers – Feilding

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  • Different shifts available.
  • Earn while you learn. No experience necessary.
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Potential for year-round employment.
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Night Shift Process Workers – Gisborne

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  • Different shifts available.
  • Earn while you learn. No experience necessary.
  • Opportunities for career progression.
  • Potential for year-round employment.
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Day Shift Process Workers – Gisborne

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  • Different shifts available.
  • Earn while you learn. No experience necessary.
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Potential for year-round employment.
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Day Shift Process Workers – Feilding

Feilding
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Full time
Salary
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Competitive
  • Different shifts available
  • Earn while you learn. No experience necessary.
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Potential for year-round employment.
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IT Systems Administrator

Hastings
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Competitive
  • You will enjoy working in a fun, friendly team environment.
  • Great job security with a large NZ owned organisation
  • Regular Staff Sales
  • Great Career Opportunities within an ever-changing industry
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Logistics Administrator

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Competitive
  • Be part of the largest manufacturing sector in New Zealand
  • Lots of opportunities in a large organisation
  • Regular Staff Sales
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Livestock Administrator

Hastings
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  • Be part of the largest manufacturing sector in New Zealand
  • Lots of opportunities in a large organisation
  • Regular Staff Sales
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Accounts Payable Administrator

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  • Permanent Full-time
  • Be part of a large NZ owned organisation
  • Regular Staff Sales
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