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Farmhand / Machinery Operator

1 position(s) | 28 Jan 2019 - 4-5 months

Job # 28816 Location WA - Regional
Duration 4-5 months Suburb Bonnie Rock
Industry Agriculture Direction 300kms NE of Perth
Hours per week 38-50   ($25)

Job Description:

Starting last week in January, a mixed farm in WA about 3.5 hours northeast of Perth requires a farmhand / machinery operator to stay through seeding.

Pre-seeding duties between February and March include:
- Sheep work - penning sheep, drafting and chasing sheep onto truck to move paddocks
- Fencing (tying wires, putting in posts and concreting)
- Spreading - driving a New Holland front wheel assist and Marshall multi spreader
- Machinery maintenance
- Operating smaller machinery such as loaders and trucks

Hours pre-seeding will be between 38-50 per week.

During seeding in April/May this person will be driving a New Holland Versatile 9882 tractor towing a Flexi coil airseeder with a 60ft bar. Hours during seeding are generally 12 hours long, 6-7 days per week.

Applicants must posses the following skills:
- Farming / strong machinery operating background
- Good work ethic and willingness to take on a variety of tasks
- Fluent English
- Drivers license
- Own car (preferred)

Pay rate is $25/hour. Staff accommodation is provided in a house on the farm. During seeding there will be another casual employee in the house, plus all your meals will be provided.

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