Orchard Hand

Red Dog Recruitment

Opportunity is now available for an Orchard Hand to join a large horticultural operation based in Mildura, VIC.

Our client is a well resourced national horticultural operation, now seeking an Orchard Hand based near Mildura, Victoria. This hands-on role requires a self starter to work along side the Orchard Manager, providing day to day assistance across all aspects of development and ongoing operations of an Almond Orchard. The successful applicants will be extremely competent with operating farming machinery and will display a proactive attitude and a genuine desire to be part of a growing horticultural company. 

Position Benefits:

-   Competitive salary package based on skills and experiences
-   Long term position with developing company
-   Well resourced organisation with new machinery and progressive horticultural practices 
-   Ongoing training and development
-   Great employer and team

Position Requirements:

-   Demonstrated current experience in orchard work/operation of farm machinery
-   Safe handling of chemicals certificate 
-   Ability to effectively work in team or autonomously
-   Familiarity with self-guidance/auto steer and other similar machinery technologies
-   Good understanding of work place health and safety practices
-   Physically capable of completing labour intensive tasks in all weather conditions 
-   Well organised with excellent time management skills
-   Current drivers licence required

The day to day role will include, but not limited to:

-   Assist in general day to day operations of almond orchards
-   Operation and maintenance of tractors, orchard plant and equipment 
-   Operation and maintenance of irrigation and fertigation programs
-   Application of fertilises and pesticide solutions
-   Ensure inventories of fertilisers, chemicals and stock
-   Ensure compliance related to Work Place Health and Safety
-   Participate and work harmoniously in team
-   Report to and liaise with Orchard Manager


If you are interested in this position simply click the "Apply Now" to forward a current resume or please call 0448 833 556 or emailjobs@reddogrecruitment.com