Tomato Glasshouse / Pack house / Nursery / Other roles


COVID-19 and Costa:

Costa has implemented a COVID-19 Action Plan to ensure that as a business, we are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of corona virus in our workforce and the general community. The health and safety of our employees and their families is our key priority and we have established COVID-19 Steering Committees to ensure we can respond rapidly across our business.

As an essential service, it is also important we maintain business processes that are critical to our day-to-day functioning.

We are continuing to follow closely the advice of the Federal Department of Health and have implemented a range of health and safety protocols including new arrangements for contractors and visitors to our sites, hygiene and cleaning practices, working from home policies and social distancing.

Mandatory temperature testing has also been implemented for all persons entering site. 

We look forward to continuing to support our wonderful community by prioritising locals impacted by reduced work opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

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.

     

Other

Please also complete this application form to express interest in other departments onsite including:

  • Maintenance / Trade
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Administration
  • Cleaning
  • Agronomy/Technical role
  • Forklift / Machine Operator

 

Successful candidates must:

  • 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, Quality and Personal Hygiene

 

Hours of Work:

Most glasshouse and pack house roles are rostered for 38 hours week plus reasonable additional hours as required.

On-call casual positions are also available.

Hours will vary according to department and role, most shifts are rostered Monday - Friday.

 

Current commencement pay rate for Crop, Pick, Pack, Nursery roles: $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@costagroup.com.au

Full time, Casual / Seasonal

Job no: TX029

Location: Guyra

Category: Tomato

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2020