Farm Labourer / Forklift / Tractor Driver x1

Job Description:

Starting Friday 15 June, an established watermelon grower in Mataranka (4 hours south of Darwin) requires an energetic farm labourer to join their tem for the season.

As part of a 30 strong team, your main tasks will be to operate a forklift, drive a John Deere tractor 6000 / 8000 series and undertake general labouring in the field and packing shed. This is demanding work and can be dusty and physical in extreme heat (25’c – 35’c).

Applicants should be physically fit and have forklift / machinery operating experience in Australia. A forklift ticket would be advantageous however not essential. You should be reliable and committed to the job with the ability to operate machinery in a careful and steady way for 10 hours a day without operator stress or “wanting to get it done fast”. It’s more important that the job is done carefully and correctly.

The team work long hours throughout the peak of the harvest. Expect 10+ hour working days, 6 days per week, so the role is only suitable for someone capable of taking on long hours on an ongoing basis.

Accommodation (with air conditioning) is provided on the farm for $100 per week. This will be a single donga with shared living and kitchen facilities which must be kept clean and treated with respect.

A manual driving licence is essential, own transport preferred due to remote location.

Pay rate starts at $22.86 per hour, potentially more if you are able to demonstrate very good skills. (increasing July 1st)

A great opportunity to work long hours and save some serious money over the next 6 months. In your down time you will be able to visit Elsey National Park including the thermal pools and bitter springs. Throughout the dry season you can enjoy camping, boating, fishing, bushwalking, walking or take part in the local rodeo event!

To APPLY register at www.thejobshop.com.au providing an up to date resume and one recent work referees.

For applicants travelling on a WHV 417 / 462 this work will be eligible for visa extension.

To apply for this job please visit www.thejobshop.com.au.