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Farm Operations Assistant

Advertiser: Dragonfly Agriculture Pty LtdMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
27 Jun 2020
Location
Tamworth & North West NSW
Salary
Starting at $28/hour flat rate + benefits
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Farm Labour

Farm Operations Assistant

About us

Dragonfly Agriculture Pty Ltd is a 3000 hectare cropping enterprise on the Moree Plains in north-west NSW. The majority of our crops are grown in winter and consist of cereals and legumes such as wheat, barley and chickpeas with the occasional summer crop of sorghum or sunflowers. We are committed to reducing the chemicals we use on the farm and are involved with the Australian Soil Planners and therefore use a different variety of applications during spraying and planting to maximise the nutritional value in our grain and build the microbial activity in our soil. 

We are located approximately 20km off the Newell Highway halfway between Goondiwindi and Moree. Our operation is family owned and run; however we are building our business to operate like any other corporate operation and so we follow, implement and review our company WHS and HR policies and procedures in partnership with our team.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Daily operating tasks involved with a broad acre cropping enterprise
  • Organise jobs in order of priority, perform tasks with a sense of initiative and self motivation
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team or independently
  • Be a part of the leadership team during planting and harvest
  • Machinery, building and general maintenance
  • Spraying, planting and harvesting related machinery operation
  • Communicate effectively with all team members
  • Comply with WHS and HR policies and procedures
  • Fabrication and maintenance of steel implements

Qualifications - essential:

  • Fluent in English
  • 3-5 years experience working in a broad acre cropping enterprise – must have experience with planting, spraying and harvesting
  • High school certificate
  • Previous experience driving farm machinery
  • Previous experience with guidance system, Trimble in particular
  • Car licence essential
  • Basic computer skills eg. Use of iPad and basic knowledge of programs such as word

Qualifications – desired (we can help you obtain these):

  • Chemical certificate
  • Working with heights and confined space entry training
  • First aid certificate
  • HC licence

Benefits

  • Flat hourly rate above award depending on experience
  • Accommodation in modern four bedroom home with established gardens and raised vegetable gardens
  • Vehicle provided for work purposes
  • Family friendly work conditions

 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)

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