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Melon Field Hand X2

2 position(s) | 24 Sep 2018 - 2 months +

Job # 28124 Location NT - Regional
Duration 2 months + Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction -
Hours per week 40   ($23.66)

Job Description:

Starting Monday 24th September, we are seeking two reliable workers for farm labouring and machinery operation for an established melon grower in Katherine, NT (300kms South of Darwin).

You will be involved with all aspects of the harvest from planting and weeding to picking and packing. There will also be tractor driving work in the field and forklift operation in the shed. Depending on your skills there will be some truck driving work on the farm carting hay. You should have lots of energy, a very good level of physical fitness and be able to work in the heat (25'c - 35'c).

Preference will be given to applicants who have proven experience working outdoors labouring OR on a farm in Australia. This job would suit a couple who have a calm and patient attitude, who are trustworthy and can work unsupervised.

In addition to the farm work there will also be some light domestic duties such as cleaning, gardening and lawnmowing.

You will be required to work at least 8 hours per day. Full time hours are available however you will not work everyday. For this role we are looking for a minimum commitment of 7-8 weeks.

If you are successful and work hard you will be able to return next year to work for the season.

Own tranport and a maual licence are essential. A Forklift (LF) ticket and previous tractor driving experience would be advantageous however are not essential.

Accommodation is provided at a cost of $70 per week per person. This work will be eligible for 417 / 462 visa sign off.

This is a unique opportunity to live and work in the NT, there are plenty of fun things to do in your down time including hiking, fishing and camping. The Katherine region is ready to be explored boasting 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.

To APPLY register at www.thejobshop.com.au you should provide a resume and one recent work reference.

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