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Irrigation / Farm Hand x2 - Katherine, NT

2 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 28908 Location NT - Regional
Duration 3 weeks+ Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction 300 kms South of Darwin
Hours per week 40   ($23.66)

Job Description:

Starting as soon as possible, we are looking for TWO Irrigation / Field Hands for maintenance and general labouring work for a large citrus and mango grower in Katherine, NT (300kms south of Darwin).

It's hot, hard work outdoors so we only want people who are up for the challenge! You should be physically fit and able to work long hours outdoors in typically 35'c+.  Your main responsibility will be to maintain the sprinkler system, fixing holes and ensuring the irrigation system as a whole is fully operational. 

Applicants should :

  • Have some farm / outdoor labouring experience and a good level of physical fitness
  • Be fluent in spoken English and have great communication skills
  • Be flexible and able to cope with change and varying work conditions
  • Have a manual driving licence (own transport essential)
  • Be able to work independently using initiative
  • Be self motivated with a positive can do attitude

A knowledge of irrigation systems and a qualification in Horticulture would be beneficial but not essential.

Work will be for 5 days a week up to 8 hours per day. Working hours may vary depending on weather conditions. 

Accommodation is not provided however there is reasonably priced shared accommodation in the town centre (20kms from the farm). Own transport is essential to travel to and from work each day

This is a unique opportunity to live and work in the NT, there are plenty of fun things to do in your down time including hiking, fishing and camping. The Katherine region is ready to be explored boasting the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park and Leliyn (Edith Falls). Closeby are Mataranka Thermal Pools, and the breath taking scenery of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

Register and APPLY at providing an up to date resume. This job will count for visa extension for workers on 417 and 462 visas. Australians and Katherine locals are also strongly encouraged to apply.

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