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Permanent Mixed Cropping Farmhand - Moora, WA

1 position(s) | 30 Jan 2019 - permanent

Job # 28669 Location WA - Regional
Duration permanent Suburb Moora
Industry Agriculture Direction 160 kms North of Perth
Hours per week 45   ($Negotiable hourly rate)

Job Description:

Starting in January or February 2019, a family-run 4500 hectare mixed cropping farm in Moora, WA (2 hours north of Perth) is looking for a full-time mixed cropping farmhand.

Permanent Residents Only

This person will be responsible for broadacre machinery operation as well as livestock work and general farm labouring. The role will consist of about 70% cropping work and 30% livestock/farm work.   

Machinery operating will include spreading, seeding, spraying and harvesting (header and chaser bin). The farm has transitioned to Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF). The property has about 3000 ewes. The farm runs modern, well-maintained machinery such as a Rogator SP boomspray and a new New Holland CR 990 header on tracks.  

There are two full-time staff and 1-2 casuals during seeding and harvest, plus the farm owner/manager.   

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and abilities:
- Experience operating modern broadacre machinery with GPS, with spraying experience preferred
- Good general mechanical skills
- Livestock handling experience
- Excellent communication and record-keeping skills
- Ability to work well in a team environment

Remuneration package includes:
- Hourly pay rate, negotiated based on experience
- 4 weeks annual leave, 10 days personal/sick leave, paid public holidays
- 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom brick house on a 2 acre block in a quiet semi-rural outskirts area of Moora, WA (10 minute drive to farm)
- Work vehicle
Total value of remuneration package is $90K+ (depending on amount of overtime)

The Job Shop has worked with this farm for over 10 years and we always receive fantastic feedback from staff, many of whom stay much longer than planned because they enjoy working here.  The employer is a reputable, well-organized and forward-thinking farmer who supports his staff and creates a good working environment.  Work/life balance is encouraged. 

Moora has a great community and is only a 2 hour drive from Perth.  The town has everything you need - shopping, medical care, sporting clubs, recreation centre and schooling.  The house provided with the job is within walking distance to the local primary school. 

 

Please contact Sky on 0437 683 393 for a confidential discussion about the role.  To apply, please email your resume to sky@thejobshop.com.au 

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