IRRIGATION FARM HAND
ST GEORGE, QLD, 4487 FULL TIME
Our client runs an irrigated cotton 3000ha and dry land 14,000ha cropping enterprise in the St George region of QLD.
They are seeking an Irrigation Farm Hand with an excellent understanding of flood irrigation systems for cotton production including scheduling, maintenance and trouble shooting. Located in the St George area with good recent rain and irrigation allocations they are looking forward to a big season.
Reporting to the Farm Manager you will be involved in key operational and maintenance aspects of the flood irrigation systems. The role calls for someone who understands the urgency of cotton production, 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 machinery and equipment. You will be involved in all aspects of running the irrigation and ensuring it meets the requirements of the cotton crop. You will have the ability to work with managers, external advisors and operating staff in a highly integrated business.
Working with all aspects of flood irrigation for cotton crops
Maintenance and operation of these systems
General tractor work and Machinery operation
The ideal candidate will have;
Experience in irrigated Agriculture/Horticulture
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 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.
To apply send a cover letter and CV.