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Tractor Driver / Farmhand - 4 Months+
1 position(s) | As soon as possible
|Job #||28972||Location||WA - Regional|
|Duration||4 months+||Suburb||Wongan Hills|
|Hours per week||50+ ($25+)|
Starting anytime from now until end of February, an experienced tractor driver / farmhand is required for 4 months+ work on a mixed cropping farm near Wongan Hills, WA (2 hours northeast of Perth) with 4200 hectares of crops.
Duties from now until seeding in April will include:
- Spreading lime and fertilizer
- Servicing machinery
- General farm labouring such as fencing
- A bit of sheep work
- Depending on skill level of the operator, this person may be trained to operate a boomspray. If not capable of spraying, this person will be spreading fertilizer.
- Preparation for seeding which includes track raking, loader work, maintenance on seeding machinery
Once seeding starts in April, this person will be operated a John Deere 9570R with a 50 foot seeding bar.
The ideal candidate for this role will come from a strong broadacre farming background and have previous experience operating large scale farming machinery in Australia or in their home country. Excellent English is essential, as is the ability to work unsupervised.
Hours will typically be 50+ per week, Monday-Friday with some occassional Saturday work. There is potential for more hours if this person is very skilled with machinery. When seeding starts at the end of April/early May, hours will be 12+ shifts, 6-7 days per week.
Pay rate will be negotiated based on experience and operators with good skills can expect $25/hour+. Well-kept accommodation provided for free and meals/food provided during seeding season.
Excellent farmer to work for. Here is feedback from one of our casuals who recently finished the harvest season "I have just finished work yesterday and I had a great time here. It was the best accommodation I have ever had in Australia and the crew was very pleasant. I was able to organise most of my own work. Perfect job for me!"