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Tractor Driver for Seeding

1 position(s) | 30 Apr 2019 - 8 weeks+

Job # 29303 Location WA - Regional
Duration 8 weeks+ Suburb Jerramungup
Industry Agriculture Direction -
Hours per week 72+   ($26.50)

Job Description:

Starting ASAP, a 14,600 ha cropping farm near Jerramungup, WA (5 hours southeast of Perth) requires one experienced machinery operator for the seeding season. Work should last about 8 weeks.

This person will be operating a John Deere 9420 RX (quadtrack) tractor with a seeding bar. The farm has 2 air seeders running 24 hour shifts, so applicants must be prepared to work day or night shift. Shifts are typically 12-13 hours. Other work may include machinery maintenance, shifting machinery, etc. Pay rate is $26.50/hour.

Applicants for this role must have previous experienced operating large scale farm machinery with GPS autosteer.

The ideal candidates will come from a strong farming and machinery background and have a good deal of common sense and a strong understanding of farming practices. This property has a very high level health and safety policy, so applicants should have good attention to detail and be able to work within the safety guidelines of the farm.

Accommodation is provided for free in a self-contained house and staff must sort their own food and meals. There is a vehicle to use to go into town for shopping.

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