Smithfield Plant,

Bridge Road,
Timaru 7910

P: 03 684 2100

Our Alliance Smithfield Plant is located in Timaru in the South Island of New Zealand. We process sheep and deer.

Climate and Weather:
Timaru District covers 2,737 square kilometres of South Canterbury. Two rivers naturally define its northern and southern boundaries, the Rangitata and Pareora, with the district stretching along the gentle curve of the South Canterbury coastline.

The district enjoys a temperate climate, with Timaru enjoying an annual average of 1,826 hours of sunshine and 573mm of rain.


Sheep, Deer


Up to 11 months


500 at peak season

Jobs available

Skilled Jobs

Unskilled Jobs


Are you currently recruiting at Smithfield?

No we are not currently recruiting, however you can join our mailing list if you want to be notified when vacancies come up.

What are the hours for shifts at Smithfield?

Shift start/finish times vary by department.

  • Fulltime Seasonal – Monday to Friday, with some Saturday work
  • Nightshift hours are variable depending on department, may commence at 1.30pm and to 10.30pm OR
  • Nightshift hours Load out & Further Processing – 5:00pm – 2:00am

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 Smithfield?

Smithfield is located in Timaru which is the main centre in South Canterbury. Most of our workers find accommodation in Timaru or nearby Temuka.  Timaru itself is 2 hours drive from Christchurch.

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.