An extract from Agri Labour Australia website:
From deployment to employment Agricultural jobs for veterans
We understand that the transition from military life back to being a civilian can be a challenge for our returning servicemen and women, especially when seeking employment.
It can be particularly difficult for those who have suffered injuries, especially when the wounds aren’t just on the outside.
To help our veterans return to daily life and re-join the workforce, Agri Labour Australia is proud to present the Agri Veterans program.
Through this program, we aim to bridge the gap between deployment and employment, and to help those who have served our nation to again find meaning and purpose in their careers and lives.
There are currently two positions available:
1 x Assistant Farm Manager (Goondiwindi, QLD, 4390)
Who We Need
Do you have experience in broad-acre farming and looking for a new long-term opportunity? Our client has one position available for an experienced farm hand to take on an assistant managers role on their mixed property near Goondiwindi, QLD. This role will start out casual, with the intention to move to a permanent role for the right person.
- Job Description
Your responsibilities will include:
• Operate broad acre machinery and equipment for ground preparation, planting, spraying and harvesting.
• Perform basic level pre-operational and post –operational checks and maintenance on machinery and equipment.
• Report malfunctioning machinery and equipment to the Farm Manager.
• Operate machinery and equipment in such a manner as to minimise damage and abnormal wear and tear.
• Maintain the cleanliness of machinery and equipment, and in particular, when crops with certain claims or uses are being harvested.
• Planning spraying and planting operations through liaising with agronomists regarding soil moistures, crop rotations, soil nutrition, chemical groups and target weeds, spraying technology etc
Key Job Info
Location: About 50 km North West of Goondiwindi, QLD
Pay rate: as a casual your rate will start at $23/hour, before moving to a permanent full-time salary
Accommodation will be supplied on-farm at no cost
Hours: around 60 hours per week
1 x Orchard Supervisor (Horticulture)
With a secure financial position and an exciting, high-growth focused strategic plan, our client presents an attractive value proposition for a motivated Orchard Supervisor seeking a genuine career development opportunity.
Principally based in Humpty Doo, NT (30 mins from Darwin), reporting directly to the Farm Manager, this is an excellent opportunity to join a dedicated team of horticulture professionals.
In this fast-paced role, you will be accountable for ensuring operational level duties associated with mango production are performed to a standard that satisfies company expectations. Working as part of a small team, this role requires the successful candidate to be highly self-motivated and flexible to achieve company objectives.
Working in conjunction with the Farm Manager, your key duties will consist of being responsible for supervising farm hands and seasonal employees, as well as performing a variety of manual tasks including the safe operation of agricultural machinery.
As such, you’ll need to be highly self-motivated and genuinely committed to your role. In return for your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with market-leading remuneration, plus true career progression opportunities within a regional leader in Australian Agribusiness.
Above all, you will adopt a consultative approach to your role, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and collaborating effectively with your team to add further value.
- Key Job Info
Qualifications / Knowledge / Skills / Experience:
•Self-motivated, adaptable personality
•Ability to work with a sustained level of accountability and responsibility
•Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
•Basic mechanical aptitude
•Willingness to learn new skills (Horticulture, Machinery Operation, Farm Management)
•Well developed interpersonal skills
•Competent administrative skills (Microsoft Word & Excel)
•Prior experience in the horticultural sector (mango preferred)
•Machinery experience (forklift, light truck etc.)
Are you a talented Orchard Supervisor seeking genuine career advancement with a regional leader in Horticulture?
Please contact Rachel Ingram for a confidential discussion | 0448517570 or agriveterans@agrilabour.