We run a mixed cropping farm near Burren Junction, North West NSW. This year, we have approx. 20,000 hectares sown of wheat, chickpeas and barley. We run our own harvest team with 10 headers and 6 chaser bins. Our harvest team will consist of 25 – 30 people as well as a external fleet of trucks to transport the crop between the farm and the local Graincorp silos. We are now taking applications for a November start - would suit people who have finished their first harvest role out West or close to Queensland border and are looking for their next harvest role. Positions available from 10th November.
Why do we recruit halfway through harvest? For a number of reasons:
We have some staff who can only work 3/4 weeks and will leave before harvest is finished.
Harvest is not for everyone! Not everyone who starts a grain harvest will finish so we have to recruit during harvest to replace a small number of staff who will leave midway through.
Fatigue management - we employ additional machinery operators to try and ensure that we can fulfill our WHS obligations and manage fatigue as harvest rolls on.
ROLES AVAILABLE THIS HARVEST:
Header operators: Header operators will be responsible for the operation and daily maintenance of headers, with the support of the experienced ground crew. 12 – 16 hour days. Report direct to Senior Ground Crew members.
Chaser Bin operators: Chaser bin operators will be responsible for the operation and daily maintenance of chaser bins and tractors, with the support of the experienced ground crew. 12 – 16 hour days. Report direct to Senior Ground Crew members.
Mother Bin operators: Mother bin operators load the trucks with grain/pulses to go to the local silos and on farm storage. The role includes completing farm consignment books to track the movement of grain. Great communication skills advantageous. 12 – 16 hour days. Report direct to Manager.
Truck Driver: we have a Prime Mover with 1 semi trailer which is used to transport grain on farm and to the local Graincorp silos. HC truck licence required. 12 hour days. Report direct to Manager. POSITION FILLED.
LOCATION: 40km from Burren Junction, North West NSW.
PAY AND BENEFITS: Competitive pay and on site accommodation provided, as well as evening meals during harvest. Laundry service and grocery collection service provided. Room for caravans.
TIME: Harvest will commence around 20th October until the end of November, weather permitting. 1st start date: 20th October - all positions filled currently. 2nd start date: 10th November onwards.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: People looking for a new challenge, with a willingness to learn and an ability to work as part of a team are encouraged to apply. For 2nd start date, this year's grain harvest experience is essential.
Postcode: 2386 (BURREN JUNCTION, New South Wales)
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GLEESON BANGATE PASTORAL CO
Member since: September 2020
Family owned and run farming business in North-West NSW.
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