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Mango Packing - Katherine, NT

70 position(s) | 26 Sep 2019 - 8-10 weeks

Job # 29887 Location NT - Regional
Duration 8-10 weeks Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction 300ks South of Darwin
Hours per week 38+   ($24.36)

Job Description:

Starting mid-end September, we are seeking a team of mango packing shed hands to join the busy harvest team in Katherine, NT (300kms south of Darwin). Packing shed hands are expected to be versatile and able to take on different roles throughout the season.

Your tasks will include -

  • Packing and grading (sorting) mangoes
  • Moving trays of fruit and monitoring equipment
  • Box making and tray stacking
  • Wrapping and labelling boxes and produce
  • Quality control 

Applicants must have - 

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good spoken English 
  • A good level of physical fitness 
  • Own transport to travel to and from work

The work is physical and very repetitive and preference will be given to applicants who have undertaken similar work previously. Experience with grading fruit or vegetables preferred. 

Generally shits will be 8 hours. Casual pay rate will be $24.36/hour in accordance with the Horticulture Award.

Accommodation will not be provided. The farms are located 20kms - 30kms from Katherine town centre where you can find low cost accommodation in motels and caravan parks. Own transport essential.

The weather during the tropical wet season will be very hot and humid (30’c-40’c) and work will be outdoors.

If you are travelling around Australia following the harvest trail, there will be the opportunity to pick up more work in North Queensland following the harvest in the Northern Territory.

Australians and Katherine locals are encouraged to apply. This work will be eligible for visa extension for travellers on a 417 / 462 WHV.

To APPLY register at and upload your resume and one recent work referee. If you are in Katherine, the office is open for walk ins Monday - Friday only.

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