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Tractor Drivers for Hay Harvest - September Start

4 position(s) | 17 Sep 2018 - 4 months

Job # 27935 Location WA - Regional
Duration 4 months Suburb Calingiri
Industry Agriculture Direction 2 hours Northeast of Perth
Hours per week 70-80+   ($23-25+)

Job Description:

A farm near Calingiri, WA (2 hours north of Perth) requires 4 experienced tractor drivers for their upcoming 2500 hectare hay, straw and grain harvest. Work will start around mid September and should last through mid/end of January (4 months).

2 x Baler Operators
These people will be operating Massey Ferguson square balers, doing 12+ hour shifts. Applications for this roles must have previous experience on balers and be able to work unsupervised. General mechanical skills are required to prepare machinery for harvest as well as do small paddock repairs when needed.

2 x Rake Operators
These roles will entail operating late model John Deere tractors with rakes or mowers. Work will be 12+ hour shifts. Other duties will include machinery maintenance, loader operating and carting hay and straw.

Hay harvest is dictated by the weather and conditions, so please be aware that some days may be very long and others shorter if it's too wet. Pay rate will be based on experience, between $23-25/hour. People with very good baling experience could negotiate for a slight increase in wage.

Accommodation is provided in town for free and staff are responsible for arranging their own meals.

These are great jobs for people who are able to commit to a longer harvest season.

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