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Farm Hand - Burdekin Region

1 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 28917 Location QLD - Regional
Duration Casual - Perm. Suburb Horseshoe Lagoon
Industry Agriculture Direction 60 kms south of Townsville
Hours per week 30-40   ($Neg.)

Job Description:

The leading producer of Australia's favourite mango variety is seeking a fit and reliable Farm Hand to assist with the day to day activity at their hugely successful mango plantation located 60kms south of Townsville (North Queensland).

Specific tasks will include operating tractors, farm machinery and equipment, fertigation work and maintaining irrigation systems. Previous farm experience is preferred however on-site training will be provided for all tasks.

A current manual driving licence and own transport are both essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have a HR licence and Forklift ticket and can demonstrate experience.

The preferred applicant will be required to work in a team environment, focused on achieving company goals and objectives. You should be familiar with the Burdekin region (between Townsville and Bowen) or willing to relocate as required.

Work will be offered for 40 hours per week on a trial basis for one month (paid) with the opportunity for a full time permanent position for the right person. Occasional weekend work required throughout the year and working hours will be more intense during the harvest season which is usually for 6 weeks from mid-November until before Christmas. (6-7 days per week)

Remuneration is negotiable depending on previous experience and demonstrated knowledge.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are committed to forging a career in horticulture with one of Australia's leading producers. The business is steadily expanding across Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Permanent residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

This work will be eligible for visa extension for travellers with a 417 / 462 WHV who have suitable experience. We are looking for a commitment of at least 6 months.

To APPLY register at www.thejobshop.com.au providing your up to date resume.

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