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Mango Packing Shed Hands - 2018 Harvest

60 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 28031 Location NT - Regional
Duration 8-10 weeks Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction 300 kms South of Darwin
Hours per week 40-60   ($23.66)

Job Description:

We have a range of positions available in several commercial mango packing sheds  for the upcoming mango harvest in Katherine, NT (300kms south of Darwin). The mango season is due to start mid-September and will last for around 8-10 weeks.

  1. Forklift Operators with Australian forklift tickets required for receival and dispatch responsibilities
  2. Packing staff - tasks include grading (sorting) mangoes, packing fruit, moving trays of fruit and monitoring equipment. Experience with grading fruit or vegetables is preferred.
  3. Box making and tray stacking - tasks include ensuring the packing line has enough trays to continuosly pack fruit and stacking filled trays onto pallets, wrapping and labelling the produce.

Packing shed hands are expected to be versatile and able to take on different roles throughout the season. The work is physical and very repetitive and we will give preference to applicants who have undertaken similar work previously.

This is the hottest time of the year in the Northern Territory, temperatures range between 30'c and 40'c. Previous experience working in hot and humid conditions would be advantageous to cope with the heat. Generally shifts will be between 8-10 hours per day and you will be on your feet most of the day so a good level of physical is required.

Accommodation will not be provided, you will need to arrange your own room in the town centre (Katherine). There are several options for low cost shared rooms or camping. Own transport will be required for some of the work. You may be able to walk, cycle or car share from the town centre with others.

This work will be eligible for visa extension for travellers on a 417 / 462 WHV.

We are expecting a high volume of applications for this work. You should include as much relevant information about yourself in your Job Shop profile and on your resume to make sure you have the best chance of being contacted for a phone interview. If you are in Katherine, the office is open for walk ins Monday - Friday only.

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