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Harvest Operator - $28-$30/hour

1 position(s) | 25 Oct 2018 - 8-9 weeks

Job # 28214 Location WA - Regional
Duration 8-9 weeks Suburb East of Esperance
Industry Agriculture Direction 120 kms East of Esperance, WA
Hours per week 70+   ($28-30)

Job Description:

Starting in late October, a harvest contracting team working 120 kms east of Esperance, WA (8 hours southeast of Perth) requires one very experienced operator who can also take on mechanical work.  The crew runs with 4 header drivers and 2-3 chaser bin drivers.  Machinery all has GPS autosteer and yield mapping on a 10,000 hectare controlled traffic farming (CTF) property.

We are looking for a real allrounder, someone who can operate the header, jump in a chaser bin, do mechanical work/repairs in the paddock, help load trucks, etc.  This is a great role for an experienced operator who wants to do a variety of work, not just sit in a machine. 

The contractor runs late model New Holland harvesters and the chaser bins are on New Holland T9040 tractors towing a 36 tonne bin.  

Applicants must have the following skills and experience:

-At least 2-3 seasons of experience on a harvester, and more experienced operators would be preferred
- Above average mechanical skills with welding abilities
- Drivers license with HR license preferred
- Good physical fitness level
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Employment references

Pay rate will be negotiated based on level of experience. Experienced operators can expect between $28-30/hour, depending on skill level. Average hours will be 70+ per week, with staff working 12 hour shifts (day or night) Accommodation is provided for free in a shared staff house with meals included when working.

The Esperance area occasionally gets rain during harvest, so applicants must be aware that on rainy days, there will be no work. However when the weather is right, work will be flat out! Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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