We require up to 50 hardworking, physically able, reliable & preferably experienced pickers and packers to work in the upcoming stone fruit season. Work to commence approximately August 2022. Must be available and ready to start from then.
All to offer guaranteed availability for a minimum 5 days per week, 8-10 hours per day for approximately 6 - 9 months. Early starts. Possible extra hours of work to ensure all crops are picked/sorted as well as general duties completed to the quality required by management. Must be willing to undertake all duties as instructed and able to travel to and reside in the Swan Hill area and surrounds.
Some of the duties required are general farmhand labouring such as netting, replacing materials and general farm maintenance. Thinning, manual picking, and pruning of trees according to size, colour and ripeness. Discarding of rotting and over ripened fruit as per management instructions. Very physical work. Carrying of fruit in canvas bags (approximately 10-15kgs when full) strapped to shoulders then gently emptied into fruit bins.
Outdoor work which can be very cold and wet OR very hot and dry. Labour intensive (physical) work and long hours in all weather. Reliability, attention to detail and high concentration levels required. Due to the nature of the industry, we require people with flexible working days and hours and no pollen allergies or the like. Ability to follow instructions is a MUST.
Large amounts of bees will be brought in for pollination purposes during harvest time, so this work is not suitable for people with bee allergies.
Previous (and current) physical outdoor activities or lifestyle habits will be highly regarded.
Operation of farm vehicles & plant machinery – Including tractors, All Terrain Vehicle’s, EWP’s, trailers, passenger vehicles and more, is occurring all the time and so care must be taken working around and with them.
You will be working in teams. Under the Modern Horticultural Award 2020 a combination of Piece Rate system as well as flat casual hourly rate are on offer depending on tasks.
Ability to adhere to company QA and OH&S requirements is essential. Drivers licence and own transport would be beneficial as there is limited public transport access to the farm during the hours required. Work is offered through an agency on a casual basis.
To Apply: Applicants wishing to apply must fill out our application form using the following link - https://form.jotform.co/92110553241848Opens in new window or tab
Applicants are to state the JOB ID number - "2304486983" when prompted in the application form.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not call growers directly. Only successful/shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications close 5:00pm AEST 8-Aug-2022
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