Tractor Driver/Spray Operator

Tractor Driver/Spray operator

(Multiple roles on Table Grape & Citrus Farms around Mildura VIC)

We’re Costa. Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. On the land, in distribution centres, and out on the roads – Costa people work hard to bring the freshest produce to tables across Australia. But joining our team is about more than just hard work. It’s about picking a meaningful, sustainable job that’s good for you, and for Australia.

We encourage individuals seeking job security and long-term career prospects in Australia’s largest horticulture company to join one of our many operational teams located around Mildura VIC. Whilst previous tractor experience is preferred, Costa encourages motivated and physically fit self-starters to join an experienced farm team in Trentham Cliffs NSW (5 min drive from Mildura) or Colignan and Nangiloc Farms VIC (both located 35 min drive from Mildura).

Employment is on an initial casual basis with Full Time employment confirmed for the right person.

Who we’re looking for:

Tractor Driver/Spray Operator roles are primarily responsible for table grape and citrus crop spraying from September to March including night sprays between November to the end of February. To be successful, you must guarantee availability to work a flexible 6 day roster including nights shifts or weekend work, if required.

What you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the relevant Farm Manager, the Tractor Driver/Spray Operator will perform continuous tractor and spray operations in a reliable and safe manner.

Other responsibilities:

  • Operating tractor sprayer to perform herbicide and fungicide duties.
  • Other tractor work including slashing, mulching, skirting and citrus fertiliser duties.
  • Mixing and handling chemicals.
  • Basic service and maintenance of farm equipment.
  • General farm labour as required.

What you'll bring to the role:

  • Must have AusChem Certificate or be willing to obtain one (Company funded). 
  • Forklift License preferred.
  • Experience operating machinery. 
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision.
  • Own reliable transport and current Driver’s License is essential.

We care for our people:

People are the heart of Costa. Our employees enjoy some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry. From competitive pay to health, wellbeing, and further learning and development opportunities. No matter the role, you’ll always benefit from a caring environment that encourages and supports you to thrive, grow and connect.

Ready to apply?

For more information please contact Shaun Hibberd, Citrus Manager on 0427 291 516 (to work at Trentham Farm NSW) or, Charlie Shaw, Table Grape Operations Manager on 0427 146 498 (to work on Colignan Farm VIC) or Kaleb Weight, Citrus Manager on 0458 469 820 (to work at Nangiloc Farm VIC). 

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Casual / Seasonal

Job no: 2023-2194

Location: Mildura

Category: Citrus/Grapes

Closing Date: Monday, 24 June 2024