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Tractor Driver for Seeding

1 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 30675 Location WA - Regional
Duration 3 months Suburb Carnamah
Industry Agriculture Direction 3.5 hours North from Perth
Hours per week 60+   ($25+)

Job Description:

A 2000ha family-run cropping farm near Carnamah, WA (about 3.5 hours north of Perth) is looking for an experienced tractor driver for the seeding season. We require someone who can commit until June for the position (3 months).

Work during March will include operating a JCB Fastrac tractor towing a fertiliser spreader, using a loader to clean up paddocks, fencing and general machinery maintenance. Hours during this time will be 8-10 per day, working 5-6 days per week.

Once seeding starts in April, the main responsibility will be to operate a New Holland TJ 425 tractor with a 50 foot seeding bar. During seeding, staff work 12 hour shifts, 6-7 days per week.  

All machinery is modern, in good condition and equipted with GPS autosteer. 

Pay rate will be negotiated based on experience, starting at $25/hour and possiblity more for someone with previous seeding experience in Australia. Accommodation is provided for free in a self-contained house, just 2 kms from town. Lunch and dinner are provided when doing long hours at seeding.  

Applicants must be able to demonstrate previous experience operating large scale machinery as well as possess basic mechanical skills. Experience with GPS autosteer would be beneficial.

The farm has a strict non-smoking policy, so this role would not suit a smoker. 

The Job Shop has worked with this farmer for the past 7 seeding seasons and we always get fantastic feedback from our staff.  Here's what our seeding casual from 2018 said: "I'm settling in wonderfully and the farmer has made me extremely welcome. He's a fantastic teacher, I'm learning so much and he's patient but clear with instructions. We have a lots of laughsI really couldn't have asked for a better place to be."

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