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Farmhand/Machinery Operator for Farm

1 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 30259 Location WA - Regional
Duration 3 months - until February 2020 Suburb Broomehill
Industry Agriculture Direction 314kms SE of Perth
Hours per week 50-70   ($25)

Job Description:

A large mixed cropping farm approx. 3 hours SE of Perth (Broomehill area) is looking for a Farmhand to start ASAP for 3+ months.

This person will be required to assist during the hay and grain harvest as well as work with sheep and at times in the pellet mill.

Duties include:
- Operating JCB loader, Merlo telehandler and other small machinery
- Shifting field bins and stacking hay
- Handling livestock
- Occasional work in the pellet mill - feeding bales of hay through a straw shredder
- Other manual farm duties

Applicants must have:
- Experience operating farm machinery such as a tractor or loaders
- Good level of English
- C Class driver's license and car
- Previous farm and manual work experience
- Ability to work in a small team

Hours are generally 7am - 6pm, sometimes 7 days per week. Staff generally average 70 hours each week. 

Pay rate is $23-25/hour depending on experience. Accommodation provided in a staff house on the farm for free. This will be shared with another casual employee.

The job will last at least 3 months and will count towards visa extension for 417 & 462 visa holders.

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