What's important to us, is you thinking we are the best place to work
What we do for you...
We look after our crew so everyone goes home safe.
A focus on Safety
See here to see our page on Safety.
We do some industry leading things like breath testing van divers daily and earplugs in the sheds.
We train our teams all year round.
Annual Training Courses
1. Learner Course (Oct)
2. Novice & Experienced Course (Nov/Dec)
Ongoing In-Shed Training
We endeavor to have In-Shed training every Main Shear (Dec>Feb).
Fed well, work well. Pretty simple.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We're known for our high quality of food & nutrition to staff.
When you're working, we do the fuel! This includes:
Free Cooked Breakfast - Mon | Wed | Fri
Free Continental Breakfast - Tue | Thus | Sat | Sun
Free Daytime Food - Lunch & Smokos
$13 Evening Meal
We transport you to and from work free of charge in our well maintained fleet of vans.
Good safe vehicles.
Great bases in both Taumarunui & Taihape.
We pay fairly and above NZSCA standard rates.
LIFE AT MACKSHEARING
We run efficient crews and shear big weeks
Charlie & Blousie put a lot of effort into running efficient crews which means Mackshearing is able to offer the most consistent work/hours for shearing in the North Island. Fact. Racking up plenty of hours is easy to do here. We also start early so we can all knock off early and relax in the arvo!
COMING FROM OVERSEAS?
We'll pick you up from Auckland Airport!
At Mack we're family, and family picks family up from the airport! If you're flying in from overseas give Charlie a call on +64272511111 or hit us up on Facebook Messenger. One of our leaders will come and pick you up from Auckland Airport for the 3.5hr drive to Taumaranui.
Give us 1 weeks notice or you might need to get the bus! www.intercity.co.nz
We have outstanding accommodation at $17/night per head for couples & singles which includes:
top kitchen & dining facilities
top ablution areas
grinding room & hot water
Click here to see our bases
Base 1: Taumaranui
Base 2: Taihape
Once you've signed Contract + Tax Forms
You will get paid weekly, directly into your bank account on Wed night for last week's work (Mon-Sun)
See below for more detail (rates & entitlements)
Call Charlie on 027 251 1111
Pay Rates & Entitlements
Base Pay Rates
Shearers = $2.09 per ewe + entitlements
Shed Staff = $19-28/hr + entitlements
prices valid until 31 March 2021
All-Up rates are 19-26% on top of your weekly pay, depending on whether you're a Permanent, Fixed or Kiwi.
Holiday Pay ~8%
Public Holidays ~4.32% (~11% over main shear)
Paid Rest Breaks ~4.167%
==> All-Up looks like an extra 20-26% on top of base rate
Woolhandler that can handle stands of shearers working 2:1 will get an additional +$3/hr (base rate).
All Up Rate
Kiwi's on our starting senior rates of $23/hr are effectively taking home $27.41/hr once all your entitlements are collected.
Public Holidays - Are you getting yours?
Most employees in the shearing industry are entitled to public holidays. Click here for more info (Employment NZ website)
Apply online with Immigration NZ
If 1st time in NZ = Working Holiday Visa
If returning = Seasonal Worker Visa
If this fails, we can only help shearers
If Shearer = Skills Shortage Visa
If Other = Need to talk to Immigration NZ again or an Immigration consultant