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Farmhand / Machinery Operator for Hay and Grain Harvest

1 position(s) | 29 Jul 2019 - 5 months

Job # 29637 Location WA - Regional
Duration 5 months Suburb Calingiri
Industry Agriculture Direction 140kms from Perth
Hours per week 60   ($23-28)

Job Description:

A 5,000 hectare family farm near Calingiri, WA (2 hours north of Perth) requires a farm labourer / machinery operator to start end of July / early August and stay through hay and grain harvest.

For the first 8-10 weeks this person will be required for general farm labouring jobs, assisting in the workshop, operating a front end loader and forklift. Hours will be 40-50 per week. 

During hay harvest in October, this person will be operating a John Deere 8260 R tractor with a Case mower and hay rake.

Once grain harvest starts at the end of October, this person will be operating either a New Holland 990 header or chaser bin. Other duties include machinery maintenance and some general farm labouring.

Lots of hours available during harvest as staff work 12 hour shifts.

Pay rate will be based on experience between $23-28/hour. Accommodation is provided for free in a house in Calingiri, which is about 7kms from the farm. Staff will need to arrange their own food/meals.

Must have own vehicle.

The Job Shop has recruited for this particular farmer since 2011 and have a fantastic relationship with him and his family. Staff who have worked on this farm always come back with good things to say! Lots of variety in this role and plenty of responsibility for someone ready to work hard.

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