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Header Operator for Harvest - Esperance Area

1 position(s) | 7 Oct 2019 - 8 weeks+

Job # 29870 Location WA - Regional
Duration 8 weeks+ Suburb Esperance Area
Industry Agriculture Direction 700 kms Southeast of Perth
Hours per week 75   ($25-28+)

Job Description:

One experienced tractor driver with good hands-on skills are required for a 3000 hectare family-run cropping farm in the Esperance area (Scaddan).

This position will start in earlyOctober and will require a commitment until about Christmas.

Duties include the following:
- Farm labouring before harvest starts: getting machinery ready, some fencing, etc.
- Operating a John Deere S 790 header (GPS autosteer) with a 40 foot front during harvest (October - December)
- General maintenance on machinery.

Hours prior to harvest will likely be around 40-50 per week. Once harvest starts in October, staff will work 12+ hour shifts, 6-7 days per week.

Hourly rate to be negotiated based on experience between $25-$28/hour. Accommodation is provided for free in a house on the farm and staff must arrange their own meals. During harvest when days are longer some meals may be provided.

There is a farm ute that can be used to drive into town for shopping.

The Job Shop has been working with this farmer for 6 years and we always receive good feedback from staff. One of our tractor drivers from New Zealand has returned to the farm 3 times for seeding and harvest work! Check out the video from harvest 2016 on this farm:

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