Job Detail

Leading Farm Hand Cotton - Emerald

31 May 2018

  • Location: QLD Other
  • Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Reference No. 2625746

Benefits:

  • Diverse role
  • Secure water
  • Accommodation on farm available
Our client runs an irrigated cotton enterprise in the Emerald region of QLD. 
They are seeking an Leading Farm Hand with an excellent understanding of cotton production from planting right through until harvest.
You will have a good understanding of flood irrigation systems for cotton production including scheduling, maintenance and trouble shooting. 

Reporting to the Farm Manager you will be involved in key planting, irrigation, operational and harvesting aspects of cotton production. The role calls for someone who understands the urgency of cotton farming, with an emphasis on forward planning.
 
You must be well organised, methodical and timely. Ideally you will have a good understanding of flood irrigation systems and associated tractors and machinery used. You will be involved in all aspects of running the irrigation and ensuring it meets the requirements of the cotton crop.   

Duties Include:
  • Working with all aspects of flood irrigation for cotton crops
  • Maintenance and operation of these systems
  • General tractor work, self propelled spray rigs and machinery operation 
  • Harvesting and loading 
The ideal candidate will have; 
  • Row crop experience 
  • Cotton flood irrigation experience.
  • Experience in other irrigated broad acre production highly regarded.
  • Current licenses including forklift and Heavy Vehicle would be an advantage.
  • Operation of tractors, spray rigs, cotton pickers and various agricultural implements used in large scale cotton farms.
  • Applicants must be physically fit, prepared to work outdoors and be willing to learn aspects of the position.  
  • Accommodation on farm available
To apply send a cover letter and CV to asher@agrijobs.com.au 

Contact:
Asher Hammond
Business Manager 
Agrijobs Australia
1300 668 226
asher@agrijobs.com.au
www.agrijobs.com.au