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Orchard Hand/tractor Driver

Torrens Valley Orchards Gumeracha, South Australia

Job Description

Torrens Valley Orchards are seeking a casual Orchard Hand/Tractor Driver for their Australian grown and family-owned Cherry Orchard, located within the Adelaide Hills.
This position will involve orchard farm work relating to the farming of cherries. The successful applicant will have an interest in farming, be able to work autonomously as part of a team, physically fit, valid drivers license and be committed to safety.

This role would suit an active person and may involve manual labour and machinery operation.

Hours will vary, with increased hours over the harvest period.



At Torrens Valley Orchards we strive to produce quality fresh fruit to a world market, which will always be to our customers’ requirements, in a cost effective and environmentally sustainable manner.

We follow strict environmental guidelines in order to sustain our orchard and its environment.


The day to day role will include, but not limited to:


Assist in general day to day operations of cherry orchard
Application of fertiliser's and pesticide solutions
Ensure inventories of fertiliser's, chemical's and stock
Ensure Work Place Health and Safety
Participate and work harmoniously in team
Operation of orchard machinery including tractors (manual), Motorbikes, etc.
Irrigation installation, operation and maintenance
Assist with harvest and pruning and other recurring and relevant tasks

Position Requirements:


Any age
Physically capable of completing labour tasks in all weather conditions
Ability to effectively work in team or autonomously
Good understanding of work place health and safety practices
Well organised with excellent time management skills
Current drivers’ licence
Tractor and farm machinery operation experience
Live within 45 minutes of Orchard

Postcode: 5233 (Gumeracha, South Australia)

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Torrens Valley Orchards

Member since: August 2021

Description:
Torrens Valley Orchards (TVO) grows and packages over 1000 tonnes consisting of 20 varieties of cherries each year. Established in 1985, TVO spans two properties across the Adelaide Hills and Riverland; 200 hectares near Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills, and 30 hectares of cherries and 20 hectares of wine grapes in the Riverland near Barmera. The foundation of the business is based in Gumeracha, where our production and packaging shed is situated.
TVO wholesale to Coles, Woolworths and other fruit outlets, and are accredited under the Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Woolworths QA program. TVO also export to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Vietnam.

Industry:
Farming, Animals & Conservation