Agricultural Mobile Plant Operator

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Pinehills Pastoral Co

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Agricultural Mobile Plant Operator

Job ID: 11364
Job Views: 11
Location: Esperance
Post Code: 6450
Category: Agriculture & Farming
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 15/05/2024


Pinehills WA Pty Ltd is a grain producer located in Lort River WA. This is a family run business cropping 6400 hectares. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Agricultural Mobile Plant Operator. The position reports to the Farm Owner and will be the third permanent team member.

Job Requirements:

Occupation Tasks 

  • Manage Precision Agriculture Equipment:
    • Ensure precise operation of agricultural machinery for data collection in the field.
    • Oversee the accurate gathering of data during agricultural operations.
  • Perform Equipment Maintenance and Shop Work:
    • Conduct light maintenance on equipment, including oil changes, changing wear points, light welding and working on implements
    • Undertake tasks around the workshop to support operations.
  • Operate Farm Equipment:
    • Utilize various farm machinery including tillage equipment, nutrient applicators, sprayers, tender trucks, and harvesters.
    • Competently use onboard computing systems integrated with equipment.
    • Prepare and position plant for operation.
    • Operate tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land, sow, fertilise, cultivate, and harvest crops while avoiding damaging crops.
    • Operate auxiliary plant such as augers, pumps and trailers.
    • Operate plant and attachments to cut trees for fire mitigation purposes
  • Manage Tractor-Trailers:
    • Operate tractor-trailers for the logistics of grain and agricultural inputs.
    • Ensure efficient transportation and handling of agricultural products.
  • Utilize Technology in Farming Practices:
    • Integrate technology into farming activities on a regular basis.
    • Maintain accurate production and work records using digital tools.
  • Calibrate and Monitor Plant Performance:
    • Calibrate and monitor plant performance, including adjusting speed, height, and depth of implements.
    • Adjust distribution or collection rates as needed to ensure optimal performance.
  • Maintain Clean Work Environment:
    • Keep the workshop, grounds, and tractors clean and organized.
    • Ensure a tidy and safe working environment for all personnel.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • C Class WA Drivers Licence
  • Minimum 2 years Agricultural Mobile Plant Operator experience
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in production agriculture
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent education
  • An acceptable National Police Certificate (police clearance), or equivalent
  • Willing to work extended hours during seeding and harvesting — during planting and harvesting seasons, it is not uncommon to work long hours; outside of that, we typically work 40 to 45 hours a week with occasional weekend tasks when required
  • Knowledge of mechanical operation of agricultural equipment, including routine maintenance and repair
  • Ability to work as a team and assist others, depending on the task at hand
  • Effective communication with colleagues and with management, including the ability to develop a productive and cooperative relationship with others
  • Driven personality, desire to succeed and a team player with a positive attitude
  • Physical fitness to carry up to 20kg, ability to climb ladders, and work longer shifts with regular breaks.

Desirable Criteria

  • HR Class (or higher) WA Drivers Licence
  • Forklift Licence
  • Cert II or higher in Agriculture or relevant discipline
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Chemical Handling Accreditation
  • WA White Card (Construction Induction Training Card)
  • Green Card for Agriculture Safety
  • Work Safely at Heights Certificate
  • AusChem Registration

House and Work Vehicle are supplied with this contract.

This is a full-time contract & position, including living and working in the Goldfields DAMA.

How to Apply:

Applications will only be accepted with a resume and references submitted through this site.

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