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Farmhand / Machinery Operator - February Start

1 position(s) | 4 Feb 2019 - 5 months minimum

Job # 28753 Location WA - Regional
Duration 5 months minimum Suburb Kulin
Industry Agriculture Direction 340kms SE of Perth
Hours per week 50   ($22-26)

Job Description:

Starting February 4th, a farmhand / machinery operator is required on a 5000ha mixed farm in the Kulin / Lake Grace area. Applicants must be able to stay through the seeding season for a minimum of 5 months.

Between February-April the work will include general farm duties such as chopping down trees, fencing, and driving various machinery such as JCB tractor, truck, loaders and forklift.

Once seeding starts between April-June the role will be driving a Case Steiger with a 15 metre DBS bar towing a John Deere air cart with Greenstar GPS auto steer.

Hours will be 50 per week pre and post seeding, and 12hr shifts during seeding.

Applicants must have:
- Machinery operating experience 
- Previous farm experience
- Basic mechanical knowledge
- Good level of english
- Driver's license
- Be available to commit 5 months minimum

Hourly rate will be between $22-26 depending on level on experience. Accommodation provided on the farm for free in a house. This will be shared with another casual employee during seeding. Lunch is provided pre and post seeding and all meals during seeding.

Applicants don't need their own vehicle as there will be access to one on the farm. There's a general store about 15kms from the farm and Lake Grace / Kulin are 30kms away.

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