Riversun currently has vacancies for:

  • 2019 processing shed staff
  • Coolstore & Dispatch Logistics Supervisor

See below for more information.

2019 Processing Shed Staff

Applications are now open for casual shed staff for the 2019 Riversun grapevine processing season that runs from around late June to early September. 

There are roles available for the following:

Team leaders/Shed supervisor
You must be able to adhere to high levels of quality and traceability while managing staff within a team environment. Some paperwork and computer skills are required, as well as good interpersonal skills.

Quality control
Attention to detail and a rigorous adherence to quality and standards required. You must be able to communicate issues in relation to quality to both members of the team and management.

Attention to quality, the ability to concentrate and to work at speed are required for these roles.

Process line workers
A variety of roles are available. You must be flexible and willing to move within these roles as required.

Fork lift drivers
Must have a current fork lift licence and be reliable.

Pay rates may vary with responsibility. 
Riversun Nursery operates a random drug testing policy.


Application forms are available from the Riversun offices at 257 Awapuni Rd, Gisborne between 8.30am and 4.30pm or download and print the application form here. Completed forms can be dropped into our offices or email to info@riversun.co.nz


Coolstore & Dispatch Logistics Supervisor 

Thirty seven years of commitment to world class excellence has seen Riversun become the leading supplier of certified grafted grapevines to the thriving New Zealand winegrowing industry.

We are currently looking for a Supervisor in our Coolstore & Dispatch:

If you……..

  • Thrive in the challenges a seasonal operation can throw at you!
  • Can adhere to stringent procedures and timeframes.
  • Are passionate about quality, accuracy and traceability.
  • Show attention to detail in your work and in your record keeping.
  • Have good communication, admin and computer skills.
  • Are hard-working and prepared to put in the extra hours during the busy season.
  • Can motivate and supervise staff.
  • Have a commitment to health and safety.
  • Are willing to be flexible - during the off season (Jan to May) you must be prepared to work in other areas of Riversun’s business.
  • You must be physically fit, as the off-season may involve field work, and possess a full drivers licence.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you……

In a perfect world, you would have some experience in a logistics, coolstore or inventory management role... and an interest in Horticulture. At Riversun we have learnt a few things over the years.  Firstly, it is never a perfect world!  Secondly, having a positive, can-do attitude and an inquiring mind, whilst treating fellow staff, our baby vines and grafting materials with decency and respect counts for more than anything else.

If you think this role might spin your wheels and that you might spin ours, please download a job description here.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

You will need to pass a drug and alcohol pre-employment test and ongoing random drug and alcohol tests during your employment.

Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV can be emailed or posted to:
Dean Story, Production Manager
Riversun Nursery Ltd
PO Box 1199
Gisborne 4040

Closing date for applications for this role is 5pm Monday 17th June, 2019.



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