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Field Worker / Irrigation Assistant - Katherine, NT

1 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 27874 Location NT - Regional
Duration Temp-Perm Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction 300ks South of Darwin
Hours per week 40+   ($Neg.)

Job Description:

Starting as soon as possible, we require a Field Worker / Irrigation Assistant for a large and progressive mango operation located in Katherine, NT (300kms south of Darwin).

This position is available to Australian Residents only.

Your main responsibility will be to manage the application of fertilisers and other water-soluble nutrients into an irrigation system. Tasks will include driving a tractor (small open cab Kubota or Feat) and a 4WD ute, calculating basic maths to ensure the correct solutions are added, mixed and applied on the plantations to maximise the yield. You will be constantly on the move checking and monitoring irrigation systems and bores. There will be some manual labouring including pruning trees and general field work with the rest of the team.

Essential :

  • Previous farm / outdoor labouring experience and a good level of physical fitness
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems
  • Be flexible and able to cope with change and varying work conditions
  • Have a manual driving licence (own transport advantageous)
  • Be fluent in spoken English and have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable :

  • A qualification in Horticulture / Agriculture
  • Australian Forklift Ticket
  • Chemical User Certificate

Work will start daily at 6.00am until approx 4.30-5.00pm, additional hours and some weekend work may be required. Working hours may vary depending on the harvest and weather conditions. A single unit or donga style accommodation is provided on the property (at cost) and staying in the farm accommodation is recommended. Own transport is advantageous due to the location 20kms from the town centre.

The role will be suited to a person who has a genuine interest in making a long term commitment to the business and will be offered on a casual basis with the potential for a permanent role depending on performance.

If you are self-motivated and confident to work independently using your initiative and can demonstrate a positive can do attitude, register and apply at including your up to date resume and one recent work referee. Successful applicants will be contacted within one week.

This is a unique opportunity to live and work in the NT, there are plenty of activities for your down time including hiking, fishing and camping. The Katherine region boasts the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park and Leliyn (Edith Falls). Closeby are Mataranka Thermal Pools, and the breath taking scenery of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

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