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Mechanically Minded Farm Hand - Katherine, NT

1 position(s) | 2 Sep 2019 - Ongoing

Job # 29570 Location NT - Regional
Duration Ongoing Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction 300ks South of Darwin
Hours per week 38   ($30 (Neg))

Job Description:

Seeking a capable farm hand who is mechanically minded to start work in September for a large and progressive commercial mango operation spanning over 300 hectares in Katherine, NT (300kms south of Darwin).

You should have an agricultural background, capable of operating tractors and spray equipment. You should be able to demonstrate basic mechanical skills and be able to carry out maintenance on farm machinery including tractors, cherry pickers, small engines and pumps as well as general maintenance on buildings and packing shed equipment.

You will be required to work unsupervised, maintain a safe and tidy environment in the work shed looking after the equipment/tools and to communicate with suppliers to order replacement parts.  Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as some basic record keeping will be required.

The job will involve mostly reactive maintenance work. You will need to be available to repair machinery quickly in the event of a breakdown during the harvest season from September - December. 

This role offers excellent long term prospects for the right person to build a career with a rapidly growing Australian fresh produce company. Mature working holiday makers with previous relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Minimum commitment will be 6-12 months.

To APPLY register at www.thejobshop.com.au/register or email katherine@thejobshop.com.au. You will need to provide your resume and contact details for a recent work referee.

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