JOB DESCRIPTION 

Job Title:  Farmhand / General Labourer 
Supervisor:  Orchard Manager 
Work Type:  Machine Operator/Farm Hand 
Main Duties and Responsibilities 
Working in a small and dynamic team, the role of Farmhand/General Labourer is hands on. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Day to day general farm duties, operations and orchard maintenance including: 

        – Pruning 

        – Thinning  

        – Irrigation 

        – Fertilizing  

        – Spraying 

        – Harvest operation 

  • Preparation and use of equipment and machinery for harvest 
  • Daily machinery maintenance and pre-start checks 
  • Safe operation of farm machinery including which may include: 
  • Forklift operation (for those ticketed)  
  • Tractor operating (for those experienced)  
  • Spray Rig operating (for those experienced) 
  • Workshop tidying and maintenance 
  • Domestic duties when required e.g. rubbish disposal. site cleanliness 
  • Manual handling  

Must be available to work varied hours, including weekends based on seasonal demand.   

 

Skills and Experience 
Qualifications   

  • Hold current Victorian Drivers’ Licence 
  • Hold current relevant licences and qualifications pertinent to orchard work 
Experience 
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience in operating and maintaining a range of modern farming equipment and being a positive member of a work team. 
Skills Required 
  • Enthusiasm towards learning and adopting innovative skills necessary to maintaining an orchard 
  • Mechanical aptitude and efficient problem solving 
  • Experience working in a broadacre or irrigated crop environment (preferred) 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers 
  • Ability to liaise with management to overcome challenges and address orchard issues 
  • Ability to work unsupervised 
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and work as part of a high-performance team 
  • Physical fitness and general good health 
Behaviours and Attributes

 

  • Self-motivation and disciplined approach to work 
  • Happy disposition with a can-do attitude 
  • Excellent time management skills   
  • Safety first mind-set 
  • Waste reduction focus 
Health & Safety 
  • Promote health and safety within CherryHill, inspect the workplace and workplace equipment to ensure they meet safety regulations and to identify hazards and risks.  
  • Ensure personal protective equipment is being used in the workplace. 
  • Identify and test work areas for potential accident and health hazards and implement appropriate control measures. Ensure dangerous materials are correctly stored (as instructed). 
  • Record and report hazards, accidents, injuries and health issues within the workplace and assist with the investigation of accidents and unsafe working conditions, study possible causes and recommend remedial action.  

 

 

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@cherryhill.com.au.