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Tunnel Maintenace

Costa Group Tablelands, Cairns

2nd Year Visa Eligible

Job Description

Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. We nurture our people, cultivate our growing sites and invest in ongoing research and development.



Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for people to join one of our teams, get outside and work on the frontlines, supporting the operations of our farm to grow the berries that feed Australia.



This role will see you working 5 or 6 days a week for up to 8 hours (depending on workflow requirements). Tasks will include tunnel maintenance and general farm labour. We are looking for people who have skills and experience in maintenance, who are able to complete physical work in our hot FNQ Tableland conditions.



How it works:

We are committed to ensuring that our farm area is well maintained and our crop is suitably supported to produce great yields and high quality fruit.

We have lots of work from 18 January, and possibly beyond for great workers
Tasks will vary based on what work is a priority for each week


How you’re paid:

Working with us means you’ll benefit from the most competitive pay rates in the industry.

Some activities are paid under Piece Rate, some through hourly rate. You will need to be prepared to work under both arrangements as we may rotate people between tasks
An average worker can earn more than the base rate in the Horticulture Award
All employees will view and sign a Piece Rate Agreement before starting work if you are working under piece rate
You’re paid weekly (Thursday) by bank transfer
Payslips will be emailed to you
Superannuation is paid at 9.5% on top of all wages


How good are these benefits:

Inclusive, supportive, flexible and fair, Costa employees enjoy some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry.

Our wage rate is higher than the Horticultural Award
You’ll earn double Piece Rate pay on Public Holidays and longer paid breaks
All berry sites are classed as regional for Working Holiday 2nd and 3rd year visas
You’ll get a full safety induction
Health and safety is a priority on site and qualified First Aiders are always available
We have full COVID protocols in place and are a registered COVID Safe Business TAS
You’ll have full access to our free Employee Assistance Program
Our experienced and supportive supervisors will help you maximise your earnings


Ready to apply?

Submit your application then keep an eye on your emails (including your junk/spam folder). Applications will close on 17 January 2021.

Postcode: 4872 (Tablelands, Cairns)

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Costa Group

Member since: October 2016

Description:
Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. We nurture our people, cultivate our growing sites and invest in ongoing research and development.
All of the products we grow and sell are fresh, nutritious, unprocessed and grown on our very own farms or those of our partner growers.
Costa is the country’s leading berry producer with multiple sites across Australia, growing blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. We are the only Australian berry grower to achieve year round production of blueberries and we grow approximately 45% of Australia’s total blueberry supply.
The Costa Berry Category is at the forefront of genetic growing and innovation. We export to some of the most demanding markets in the world, so food safety is paramount. In all that we grow, we are committed to sustainable production and growing.

Industry:
Farming, Animals & Conservation

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