Forklift Operators

Forklift operators are required to move pallets of fruit, ensuring product is located, scanned correctly, moved and loaded with care in accordance with Seeka best practice policy.

The following are requirements for the role:

  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the job
  • High level of safety awareness at all times
  • Current OSH Forklift Operators Certificate - if operating on road or public space, F endorsement required
  • If operating heavy forklift, need Class 2 Drivers Licence with F Endorsement
  • Pallet trolley operation training (if required)
  • On the job training provided by Supervisor/Manager
  • Safety footwear and high visibility clothing required to be worn at all times
  • Safety Sensitive Role - Drug and Alcohol Testing Required (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause)


Supervisor roles are available across many areas of the packhouse, to be a supervisor you will need to have some previous experience in the industry or a number of key transferable skills. You will need to be able to show that you have the ability to lead and train people in your specific area ensuring the team is performing to the required level.

Canteen Staff

Canteens have food available for staff at Huka Pak, Oakside, Transpack and KKP.


Ensuring a clean working environment for our staff and that our facilities are well maintained through proper cleaning is important to Seeka. We have a number of cleaning postions available across many of our packhouses. 

Machinery Operators

Machine Operators are responsible for the grading machine on a given line, therefore it is important to have the ability to maintain and do basic repairs on machines as necessary. The role also reports to appropriate staff on fruit quality outcomes, therefore it is important to understand a growers line, experience in the kiwifruit industry is favoured. 


The EDI team are responsible for the inputting and extraction of fruit inventory information into the electronic database. To be part of this team you will need to show that you have strong attention to detail, along with a good level of computer literacy and an understanding of the kiwifruit industry.

Quality Controllers

The Quality team are responsible for ensuring the Zespri quality standards are met, as a Quality Controller you are responsible for sampling and checking fruit to these standards, you will need previous experience in the kiwifruit industry as well as an eye for detail to fufill this role. 


Seasonal Operational Roles

Some examples of our operational roles include: 

  • Packer
  • Stacker
  • Strapper
  • Tray Prep

These roles are generally available at each packhouse and do not necessarily require any previous kiwifruit experience, most packhouses would prefer you to apply in person. With experience in these roles it is possible to become a supervisor for the right person.  The hours available for these roles vary from packhouse to packhouse please see the shift times in the regional information below. 


Te Puke is known as the "Kiwifruit Capital of the World". Located in the Bay of Plenty known for its moderate climate and stunning scenary, Te Puke is approximately 3 hours drive from Auckland. Seeka's Oakside site is based on Rangiuru Road, 10 minutes drive from Te Puke and is the largest of Seeka's post harvest sites. The main packhouse has an onsite cafe facility, as well as a nearby daycare (Giggles) which is subsidised by Seeka and open extended hours to assist staff with childcare. 

Close by are the smaller settlements of Maketu and Paengaroa, Maketu is a coastal town with historical significance as it was the landing place of the Te Arawa canoe, which carried some of the first Maori people from Hawaiki. Paengaroa is a village which is situated on State Highway 33 approximately 2 km from the junction with State Highway 2, Comvita is based in Paengaroa a well known tourist destination for all things honey. 


Seeka is a proud supporter of the Kiwi Corral which provides fantastic, affordable backpacker accommodation in Te Puke. Phone 0800 453 030; email or visit the website here.

Work Shifts

Seeka operate day, twilight and night shifts 7 days a week, hours vary depending on the packhouse and the needs of the business. 

How to Apply

Please download and fill in the application form below and either visit our site in person or send in the following information using the contact details below:

Download Application Form

  • Non NZ Residents - Passport, working holiday visa - for information on visa applications please click here
  • NZ Residents - Birth Certificate or Passport and a photo ID
  • An Inland Revenue Department (IRD) number  -
  • Bank Account verification with your account number and name on it

Te Puke

Adrienne Marwood

Adrienne Marwood

242 Rangiuru Road
P.O.Box 47
Te Puke

Adrienne MarwoodEmployment Officer

Seeka Key