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Grower's Assistant - Katherine, NT

1 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 29275 Location NT - Regional
Duration 5 months Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction 300kms South of Darwin
Hours per week 38+   ($23.66+)

Job Description:

Seeking a Grower's Assistant for a variety of horticultural work with an established commercial grower in Katherine, NT (300kms south of Darwin). You  will be involved with the lifecycle of the harvest for melons, mangoes and other tropical fruits and vegetables. 

* Applicants must be able to make a genuine commitment to this position for 5 months *

You will be required to operate a tractor, lay plastic, connect irrigation systems, inject fertiliser and assist with routine spraying and planting. This is a very physical job and requires a good level of physical fitness, you should be prepared to work outdoors in hot weather conditions - typically 25-35'c.

Preference will be given to applicants who have proven work experience outdoors labouring or farming in Australia. You should be self-motivated, able to use your initiative to work independently and as part of a diverse team. A good work ethic, positive outlook and respectful personality will fit in well with the friendly team. 

Work is offered on a casual basis intiitally, throughout the dry season which is from April - October at least 50 hours per week (5/6 days work) will be available. Own transport and a manual driving licence are essential as the property is located 20kms from the town centre. Basic donga style accommodation with air conditioning can be provided at a cost of $100 per week.

Applications from working holiday makers will be accepted providing you can demonstrate a good level of spoken English to communicate effectively with your supervisor and follow instructions to get the job done.

This work will be eligible for visa extension for 417 and 462 visa holders. 

To APPLY register at www.thejobshop.com.au providing your resume and 1 recent work referee or email katherine@thejobshop.com.au

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