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Tractor Drivers for Hay Contractor - South Australia

2 position(s) | 17 Sep 2018 - 4-5 months

Job # 28112 Location Eastern States
Duration 4-5 months Suburb Mundulla, South Australia
Industry Agriculture Direction Near Bordertown, SA
Hours per week 70+   ($25-30)

Job Description:

A well-established hay contractor based in South Australia is looking for two experienced machinery operators to join their harvest team. These positions will start towards mid / end of September and will last 4-5 months.

The contractor operates with Case and John Deere tractors with Massey Ferguson balers and Case mowers. They also have telehandlers and trucks.

For the first 2-3 weeks of work, this person will be assisting with machinery maintenance to get ready for harvest. Once hay harvest starts in October, the role will be mostly machinery operating with some occasional maintenance work.

Work prior to harvest will be 10 hour days, 5-6 days per week. Once harvest starts, staff will work 12+ hour shifts, 6-7 days a week. There will be some night shift work.

Applicants for this role must have at least 2 years of experience operating agricultural machinery and some good general mechanical skills. We prefer people with their own vehicle.

Pay rate will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications, between $25-30/hour.  Accommodation and meals can be provided for $15/day.

This is our 7th year recruiting for this contractor and feedback from previous staff has consistently been positive.


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