Tractor Operator - Corindi


Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. We nurture our people, cultivate our growing sites, and invest in ongoing research and development.

All the products we grow, and sell are fresh, nutritious, unprocessed, and grown on our very own farms or those of our partner growers. 

We are currently looking for a number of Tractor Operators to work across two of our Maintenance teams at our berry farm located in Corindi.

About the Role: Maintenance Crew

You’ll be responsible for operating and maintaining farm equipment, tractors, and spraying units, and for the application of relevant sprays onto our berry crops. Previous experience for this role is not needed as training will be provided to the successful applicant.

  • Long-term Casual role will fulltime hours available, hourly pay $28.41
  • Operate tractor and spray unit combination toward the safe and accurate application of sprays to our berry crops
  • Operate slasher, mulching equipment
  • Perform regular checks and preventative maintenance on equipment and machinery as directed
  • Accurately prepare of spray mixtures (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides) to be used in spray operations
  • Wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ensure all equipment is regularly washed down and cleaned according to set standards
  • Maintain logs and records for spray applications and for the regular stocktake of equipment
  • Assist in the regular calibration of all equipment
  • Work flexible shifts, night shift or day shift

About the Role: Establishment Crew

You’ll be responsible for operating and maintaining farm equipment, tractors, to complete various farming activities. Previous experience for this role is not needed as training will be provided to the successful applicant.

  • Casual Position with fulltime hours, during peak season, hourly pay $27.65
  • Operate tractor with various implements
  • Perform regular checks and preventative maintenance on equipment and machinery as directed
  • Wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ensure all equipment is regularly washed down and cleaned according to set standards
  • Work flexible shifts, workload and weather dependent

Workplace Health and Safety Responsibilities

We take health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees very seriously. We are looking for someone who will take reasonable actions within their authority to ensure compliance with work health and safety legislation and Costa policies, protocols and procedures for the health and safety of all workers and visitors within the workplace.

 About You

 To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A current driver’s license (manual)
  • Agricultural experience (not essential)
  • Fork ticket would be advantageous
  • Good communication skills
  • Good record keeping
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and skills would be advantageous
  • The ability to work well as a team
  • The enthusiasm to learn new skills
  • A basic understanding of English
  • Good planning and time management to ensure set tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Punctual, reliable, and able to follow direction

What’s In It For Me? – We understand you spend most of your time at work, so the team at Costa want it to be fun and fulfilling!

We have a number of benefits on offer including:

  • Value based organisation – Costa has culture of CARE
  • All Costa Berries sites are classed as regional for Working Holiday 2nd and 3rd year visas
  • Further training and career opportunities – we have many examples of people who have moved their way through different roles in our business
  • Make new friends, learn new skills, learn about new cultures. Costa is a diverse organisation - we have people from all walks of life
  • A full safety induction is provided for all roles
  • Work health and safety always managed as a priority on site with qualified and experienced First Aiders available
  • Full COVID protocols in place to protect all workers - registered COVID Safe Business
  • The opportunity to be involved in the supply chain from farms to tables all around Australia

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.

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Casual / Seasonal

Job no: 2022-1683

Location: Corindi

Category: Berries

Closing Date: Saturday, 29 October 2022