Lorneville Plant,

Our Alliance Lorneville Plant is located near Invercargill in the South Island of New Zealand. We process sheep, cattle and deer in one of the largest meat processing plants in the country.

Climate and Weather:
In Southland, during the months of December, January and February you are most likely to experience good days with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F). The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius (46°F).

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Sheep, Cattle, Deer


Up to 10 months



Jobs available

Skilled Jobs


We are looking for experienced Knife Hands/Boners to start mid-July, Day Shift and Night Shift roles available. We need you to have previous meat processing experience, knife handling and sharpening skills and capacity to work in a fast-paced environment.

The role

  • Cutting and separating meat into specific standardised cuts and portions using a combination of bandsaws & knives.
  • Bone out/cut carcases to required specification.
  • Removing cuts from carcass sides & quarters, using specified cutting lines whilst obtaining maximum yield.
  • Trim and sort meat to required specification.
  • Identify and isolate product risk/faults and re-work as required.
  • Any other further processing tasks as reasonably required.
  • Knives are kept to an acceptable sharpness and used safely.

What’s in it for you?

  • Earn a guaranteed minimum of $33.26 per hour across a day
  • Monday to Friday with overtime opportunities
  • Upskill yourself with an opportunity to gain NZQA qualifications
  • Ability to learn a range of industry skills
  • Access to free onsite health services and our employee assistance programme.

Unskilled Jobs


Are you currently recruiting at Lorneville?

We do currently have early season vacancies for experienced and skilled workers – please see the jobs above. If you are interested in working at Lorneville for the full season, please join our mailing list to be notified when our main recruiting period starts. Click through to the Expressions of Interest page to sign up.

What are the hours for shifts at Lorneville?

Shift start/finish times vary by department, dayshift generally between 6.00am and 3.30pm, with nightshift hours generally between 4.00pm and 1.00am.

Do you employ workers from outside New Zealand?

No we are not currently employing workers from outside New Zealand.

What is the closest city to Lorneville?

Invercargill is the closest city to Lorneville and is the main centre in the Southland region, just about quarter of an hour’s drive away from the plant. You can find accommodation and a wide range of services there.

Our people are our future

We are committed to investing in them, developing individuals and teams, and supporting a high-performance culture so that we remain an employer of choice and continue to deliver value to our farmer shareholders. If you want to be part of an organisation and industry that really matters – to our farmers, our global customers, the rural communities we support, and to our people – Alliance could be the place for you.