Tomato Crop Worker / Picker / Packer / Nursery hand


Multiple Roles Available:

Crop Work

These roles involve: 

  • Caring for our tomato plants (leafing, pollinating, twisting, lowering)
  • Working in large Glasshouses with high humidity and warm temperatures (up to 30 degrees)
  • Standing or walking for 8 hours per shift, with breaks
  • Repetitive low muscle load movement of hands, wrists, arms, elbows, shoulder, neck
  • Working at heights (depending on task
  • Shifts are mostly rostered Monday to Friday

Picking

These roles involve: 

  • Picking our tomatoes
  • Working in large Glasshouses with high humidity and warm temperatures (up to 30 degrees)
  • Standing or walking for 9.5 hours per shift, with breaks
  • Repetitive low muscle load movement of hands, wrists, arms, elbows, shoulder, neck
  • Working at heights (occasionally)
  • Shifts are mostly rostered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Packing

These roles involve: 

  • Packing our tomatoes
  • Working in a large indoor packing facility which may be cooled to 12 degrees
  • Standing for 9.5 hours per shift, with breaks
  • Repetitive low muscle load movement of hands, wrists, arms, elbows, shoulder, neck
  • Shifts are mostly rostered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Nursery Hand

These roles involve: 

  • Planting seeds and grafting tomato plants
  • Caring for our young tomato plants (crop work)
  • Working in large Glasshouses with high humidity and warm temperatures (up to 30 degrees)
  • Some tasks require standing or walking for 8 hours per shift, with breaks
  • Repetitive low muscle load movement of hands, wrists, arms, elbows, shoulder, neck
  • These are mostly "on call" casual positions, which may be worked any day of the week.

     

Successful candidates must:

  • Commit to a minimum 6 month term of employment (longer terms preferred)
  • Have access to reliable transport to and from the work site
  • Be physically fit with the ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time
  • Be able to work in a warm and humid environment (crop and picking roles)
  • Have an understanding of basic English (written and spoken)
  • Work cooperatively and respectfully in a multicultural workforce
  • Have a strong focus and commitment to Occupational Health and Safety, Food Safety and Quality

 

Hours of Work:

Most roles are rostered for 38 hours week plus reasonable additional hours as required.

On-call casual positions are also available.

 

Current commencement pay rate: $24.43 per hour (Casual Level 1)

 

Grow your Career: 

These entry level positions are a great starting point for a variety of opportunities in our team. Learn the basics before progressing to team leader or supervisory positions, or branching out into other departments or specialists functions such as maintenance, plant health, quality control, despatch, agronomy, supply and administration.   

 

For further information please contact tomato.recruitment@costgroup.com.au

Full time, Casual / Seasonal

Job no: TX001

Location: Guyra

Category: Tomato

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 December 2019