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Farm Labourer / Machinery Operator

1 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 29988 Location WA - Regional
Duration 4 months Suburb Wongan Hills
Industry Agriculture Direction 200kms North of Perth
Hours per week 60+   ($23-25)

Job Description:

A large family-run hay and grain property in the Yerecoin/Wongan Hills area (2 hours northeast of Perth) requires a Farm Labourer / Machinery Operator to start ASAP and stay through harvest - 4 months.

Pre-harvest duties include:
- Livestock handling - sheep experience in a bonus
- Mechanical workshop duties
- Cleaning sheds and animal enclosures (manually and with pressure washer)
- Loading and unloading trucks using a telehandler and hay stacking as well as using a bobcat

Once hay harvest starts in October this person will be on a John Deere 8000 series tractor towing a bale runner/stacker. When grain harvest starts, this person will swap onto a chaser bin with either John Deere or Claas Axion tractor and a 30 tonne bin.

Applicants must have the following qualifications and abilities:
- Previous farm experience
- Good machinery skills
- Excellent English
- Good physical fitness level
- Basic mechanical abilities
- Ability to work both in a team environment and unsupervised when required

The pay rate for this role will be negotiated based on experience between $23-25/hour. There are LOADS of hours available.

Accommodation in a house in Wongan Hills (shared) or on dongas on the farm. Sort your own meals.

The job will be for a minimum of 4 weeks, possibly longer for the right person.

This job will count for visa extension for people on a 417 and 462 Working Holiday Visa.

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