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 

  • Hold current Victorian Drivers’ Licence 
  • Hold current relevant licences and qualifications pertinent to orchard work 
  • 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.  





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