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Machinery Operator for Contractor - 6 months+

1 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 27765 Location WA - Regional
Duration 6 months+ Suburb Wongan Hills
Industry Agriculture Direction Wongan Hills, WA - 2 hours from Perth
Hours per week 50-60+   ($25-30/hour)

Job Description:

An agricultural contractor located near Wongan Hills (2 hours northeast of Perth) requires an experienced tractor driver with mechanical skills for machinery operating work for the next 6 months+.

Duties will include:
- Operating a tug-along boomspray towed with either a John Deere 8520 or 8330 (training provided if needed)
- Servicing agricultural machinery in the workshop
- Operating a Massey Ferguson baler for hay harvest Sept - Nov/December
- Loading and stacking hay with a telehandler

There will be a minimum of 40-50 hours per week and this could be more if spraying. When hay harvest starts in September, work will be 12+hour shifts, 6-7 days a week (depending on weather and the season). There will be some night work required when baling.

Applicants for this role must have the following skills and qualities:
- Previous experience operating large scale agricultural machinery
- Good mechanical skills (people with a mechanical trade encouraged to apply)
- A strong work ethic and good atttitude
- Ability to commit a minimum of 6 months to the job, potentially longer
- Valid drivers license

This role can start ASAP however our client can be flexible for the right person.

Pay rate will be based on experience level between $25-30/hour. People with mechanical trade skills or previous boomspray experience can expect up to $30/hour.

Accommodation is provided for free in a self-contained donga, about 15 kms from Wongan Hills. Some meals can be arranged during hay harvest.

This is an excellent job for a skilled operator looking for steady work after seeding to keep them busy through harvest. Good employer with a record of retaining staff.

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