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Machinery Operators, NT - Starting September 2018

8 position(s) | 17 Sep 2018 - 6-8 weeks

Job # 27983 Location NT - Regional
Duration 6-8 weeks Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction 300ks South of Darwin
Hours per week 40+   ($Award)

Job Description:

Seeking a number of experienced machinery operators for a large and progressive mango operation spanning over 300 hectares in Katherine, NT (300kms south of Darwin). These positions are available for the upcoming mango harvest season.

The machinery operation roles include tractor operators to cart field bins to and from the packing shed, small truck drivers for operating the water trucks and tractor mounted forklift operators to load and unload bins.

The work is due to start mid September for between 6-8 weeks. For good operators more work may be offered in north Queensland until March 2019.

  1. Water Cart Operator - driving a small truck / tractor - responsible for mixing water soluble solutions, replenishing picking machines in the field 
  2. Truck Drivers - Fill Mango wash tanks and complete water changes on picking machines throughout the day
  3. Tractor Operator - mainly for tractor with forklift, transporting mango bins to and from the field
  4. Forklift Operator - loading and unloading bins at the packing shed (FL Licence essential)

For all roles there will be some paperwork involved, a basic understanding of maths and a good level of written and verbal communication skills will be required. 

This work can be physically challenging in the hot and humid tropical conditions in the Northern Territory at this time of year.

Own transport will be required due to the location of the property - 20kms from the town centre. There are spaces available for caravans / camping and use of facilities on site (payable per person per week). There is also plenty of cheap accommodation in the town centre. 

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.

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