Experienced Farm Hands
Full-time and accommodation available
At Longtrail Farms we're committed to best practice farming and supporting our team of approximately 18 staff. Located in Parilla, the business is a well-established 7,000 ha enterprise of wheat, canola and barley cropping, potatoes under centre pivot irrigation and an intensive livestock operation.
In preparation for another busy season, we're looking for a full time, dedicated and passionate farmer with experience in machinery operation.
What our staff say about working at Longtrail:
'The variety of work on farm across cropping and potatoes keeps things interesting and means I learn new skills'
'We get to farm with up to date equipment and machinery'
'Managers are experienced and trust us to do the job asked without being micromanaged'
'Everyone gets along and helps each other out. It's nice to get together for birthdays and the ad-hoc knock off to trade stories of the week'.
Required skills and experience:
- Previous experience driving and operating farm machines including tractors, trucks and harvesters
- Potato harvesting, planting and ground preparation (desirable)
- Previous experience spraying and fertiliser spreading
- Knowledge of livestock handling and fencing
- Previous exposure to machinery systems including GPS Software
- HC/MC license, forklift license, telehandler license and first aid certificate is an advantage but not essential.
Attributes that are essential for working at Longtrail Farms:
- Mechanical aptitude and practically minded
- Strong communication skills with a team-oriented approach
- Best practice safety orientation
- A diligent approach to work which includes a can-do attitude
- Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, in particular during harvest which can involve working through the night
- Strong hygiene standards
- Flexibility and adaptability to remain positive when priorities change
Short-term accommodation is available in the town for immediate start, long-term accommodation can be arranged and worked in with a full-time package if applicable.