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Service Technician – Automatic and Conventional Milking Systems


Southland Farm Services Ltd has an opportunity for an experienced Service Technician, to join their team and to provide service and support for clients, using DeLaval milking equipment, robotic systems, and other related products.

This field-based role is primarily responsible for carrying out scheduled service work and responding to repair requests related to DeLaval milking machines in the Southland region.

This is a full-time role, involving a combination of standard working hours and being part of an on-call roster. Specifically, the duties of this role include:

  • Professionally conducting regular servicing and maintenance activities on-farm;

  • Responding in a timely manner to breakdown call-outs;

  • Accurately managing stock and all administrative requirements.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual who has a background in mechanical engineering or robotics. You will require experience in machinery servicing or installation, along with an interest in robotics and/or electronics. Candidates would ideally have had previous experience working in the dairy industry, but this is not a requirement. Those with an electrical qualification or experience would also be sought after.


As this role involves the servicing and troubleshooting of milking machinery and robotics equipment, you will require a high degree of technical aptitude. Due to the nature of the role, an adaptable approach and the ability to multi-task is required, in order to cope with the demands of the ever-evolving dairy industry.

You will have excellent communication and the interpersonal skills needed, to translate technical information about DeLaval systems, into terms that clients can understand and use. Importantly, you'll be focused on growing your skillset and advancing your career, through tackling new responsibilities and up-skilling where required.

A current driver’s license is essential for this role.

About the Organisation:

Delaval was founded more than 130 years ago in Sweden and is a worldwide leader in milking equipment and solutions for dairy farmers, which make sustainable food production possible, ensuring milk quality and animal health. Invercargill based Southland Farm Services Limited is a progressive locally owned and operated Delaval dealership, which has been operating in Southland since 1994. Our company is based around the dairy and agriculture industry, focusing on the supply and servicing of milking machinery, water filtration, pumps, effluent design and installation, domestic and rural plumbing.

About the Benefits:

Southland Farm Services recognises that in order to succeed, the company not only needs the best products and services but also the best people.

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate.

While this is, at times is an autonomous field-based role, you will be fully supported with a comprehensive induction and ongoing training and support. You'll also be supplied with all the equipment you need to excel at your job.

In this highly versatile role, you will directly contribute to the success of an industry leader. Southland Farm Services prides itself on its exceptional team culture, and its employees enjoy new challenges, professional growth, and the satisfaction of working for a company that goes to all lengths to understand and work alongside their customers.

If you're a motivated, entrepreneurial individual with the robotics servicing skills Southland Farm Services needs, we want to hear from you! Apply Now!

Please send your CV, including references to:

Southland Farm Services Limited

Attention:  Jeremy Dawson

PO Box 1256

Invercargill 9840


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Applications close:  10 March 2022


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