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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)|
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.