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Farm Hands / Forklift Operator

5 position(s) | 6 Sep 2021 - Ongoing

Job # 31038 Location NT - Regional
Duration Ongoing Suburb Mataranka
Industry Agriculture Direction 400 kms South of Darwin
Hours per week 38   ($20.33 / 21.52)

Job Description:

An established family owned and managed melon farm are seeking 4 energetic and self motivated farm hands and 1 Forklift Operator for full time roles for labouring work on their property in Mataranka (400kms south of Darwin). These positions will commence late August/early September 2021 and are ongoing.  Hours will vary according to the season and will be on a roster basis Monday through to Sunday.  38 hours / week will be minimum hours with increase in the peak melon season.

Work will include general farm duties, operating machinery and labour intensive work in the field.  Some of the work will be planting melons, pumpkins and assisting with irrigation and tractor driving as well as forklift operation.

All work will be outdoors in a tropical climate (30'c+). You should have a very good level of physical fitness as you will be working in a very busy environment. You should be both physically fit and mentally tough as the work can be demanding. A  good level of spoken English is essential. 

You will quickly become part of a friendly hardworking team. This is a unique opportunity to experience life in the real Australian outback.

Accommodation is available on the property at a cost, for an air conditioned room, shared kitchen and facilities. Applicants should note that this work is remote and phone and internet signal are limited.

Hourly pay rate is dependent on the role -

Farm Hand - Level 1 Horticulture Award 2020 which is $20.33/hour or under a salary option of $50,750 with TOIL which can be offered in lieu of overtime as per the Horticulture Award 2020.

Forklift Operator - Level 3 Horticulture Award 2020 which is $21.52/hour or under a salary option of $56,000 with TOIL which can be offered in lieu of overtime as per the Horticulture Award 2020.

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