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Senior Farm Labourer - Avocado Farm

AMDT Comboyne, New South Wales

Job Description

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Horticultural Award.

Level based on experience and skill.
On-site, smoke free accommodation in lieu of minor chores is available as part of the package.

Job Description:
Still Waters Avocado Farm is seeking a highly motivated and assertive senior Farm Labourer to join our team. As a senior Farm Labourer, you will play a vital role in the success of our avocado farm by ensuring the efficient cultivation, harvesting, and maintenance of our avocado trees. This position requires someone with a strong sense of leadership, excellent communication skills, and a passion for farming.

Oversee and participate in daily farming activities, including weed control, pruning, watering, fertilizing, and pest control measures, to maintain optimal avocado tree health and maximize yield.
Supervise a team of farm labourers, providing clear instructions, guidance, and support to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and effectively.
Monitor and manage irrigation systems, ensuring proper water distribution to avocado trees based on their individual needs.
Implement and enforce safety protocols to ensure a safe working environment for all farm employees.
Regularly inspect avocado trees for signs of disease, pests, or other issues, taking appropriate actions to mitigate risks and maintain tree health.
Collaborate with farm management to develop and implement strategies for increased productivity and efficiency.
Maintain accurate records of farm activities, including equipment maintenace schedules, crop yields, and pest control measures.
Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment, adhering to maintenance schedules and safety guidelines.
Previous experience in farm labour or a related field is preferred.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and manage a team effectively.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to foster a positive work environment.
Physical stamina and endurance to perform demanding tasks in various weather conditions.
Knowledge of avocado farming practices, including planting, pruning, irrigation, and pest control, is an advantage.
Understanding of safety protocols and the ability to enforce them diligently.
Attention to detail and the ability to identify and address potential issues proactively.
Ability to operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment.
Flexibility to work extended hours during peak farming seasons.
A Chemcert is essential.
A forklift licence and elevated platform experience an advantage.

Competitive salary based on experience and performance.
Working >38h per week if desired.
Opportunity for growth and advancement within the Family owned farm..
Positive and inclusive work environment.
Training and support provided.
On-site smoke-free accommodation available as part of the package. Can be free in lieu of chores.

How to Apply:
If you are an assertive, motivated individual with a passion for farming, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position to [email address removed]

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you for considering Still Waters Avocado Farm as your potential employer.

Still Waters Avocado Farm is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Postcode: 2429 (Comboyne, New South Wales)

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