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Machinery Operators, NT - Starting September 2019

8 position(s) | 20 Sep 2019 - 8-10 weeks

Job # 29897 Location NT - Regional
Duration 8-10 weeks Suburb Katherine
Industry Agriculture Direction 300kms South of Darwin
Hours per week 38+   ($Award)

Job Description:

Starting mid-end September we are seeking experienced machinery operators for a large mango farm in Katherine, NT (300kms south of Darwin). These positions are available for the upcoming mango harvest season.

The work will include tractor operators to cart field bins to and from the packing shed, small truck drivers for operating the water trucks and tractor mounted forklift operators to load and unload bins.

Your tasks will include - 

  • Water Cart Operator - driving a small truck / tractor - responsible for mixing water soluble solutions, replenishing picking machines in the field
  • Truck Drivers - Fill Mango wash tanks and complete water changes on picking machines throughout the day
  • Tractor Operator - mainly for tractor with forklift, transporting mango bins to and from the field
  • Forklift Operator - loading and unloading bins at the packing shed (Australian FL Licence essential)

For all roles there will be some paperwork involved, a basic understanding of maths and a good level of written and verbal communication skills will be required.

The work is expected to last 8-10 weeks from mid/end September. For good operators more work may be availble in North Queensland until March 2019.

This work can be physically challenging in the hot and humid tropical conditions in the Northern Territory at this time of year.

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.

To APPLY register at www.thejobshop.com.au providing your resume and a recent work referee.

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