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Tractor Driver/ GFW/ HGV1/ PA1 & PA2/ Livestock Cricklade/ Swindon.. Hi, my name is Ron McLaughlin. Looking for perm/temp. job around Swindon area, although would consider further afield. Would ideally prefer alternate or occasional weekends off due to family commitments, although can be flexible with work commitments.  

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

HGV Class 1, PA1 & PA2, Cert. in Agri. Engineering,

Equipment experienceTractor, Combine, Baler, PA1, PA2, HGV 1 to 3, Tracked machine, HGV1, HGV 2 and 3, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters, Fencing, Ploughing, Drilling
Other equipment experience

Experienced in all arable and grassland tractor operations, some potato work (destoning & ridging). Servicing/maintenance/welding skills. Lots of spreading (Lime, fert,muck etc.) and spraying experience (Self-propelled, trailed, mounted etc.) Experienced Class 1 lorry driver (15yrs).  Have also worked as a Driller on a Geothermal Drilling Rig, working around UK and Guernsey.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing
Other livestock experience

Basic shepherding skills, some beef work, mostly bedding, feeding etc. Have some Dairy experience, mostly yard work, feeding young stock etc. No milking experience but would be keen to learn. Would like alternate weekends off due to family commitments but can be flexible with this.

Type of farming wantedOther
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv, hgv1
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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6ft, 16st

Relevant health problems


Other Information

Have also worked 12 months in Australia on 5000 ac. farm, 8 months in NZ as a lime spreader driver and 3 seasons on wheat harvest in US (Truck, Combine, Grain Cart.).  

Marital status

Have 9 yr old daughter, whom I usually try and see alternate weekends.

Where are you currently living?Cricklade, Swindon
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Brought up on farm.  Approx. 13 years working on farms for Farmers and Contractors in various parts of the UK, mainly as a Tractor Driver, though have also have Shepherding, Beef and Dairy experience. Also responsible for most repairs, servicing and occasional fabrication on those units. Approx. 12 years HGV experience, driving a variety of Artics, Rigids and Wagon and Drag units, usually with Flatbeds, Curtainsiders, Containers and Fridges, on either Trunking or Multidrop work.


Read, mostly non-fiction.

AvailabilityStart: 04/03/2018, Finish: 03/03/2018
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionSouth West
Where would you like to work?Swindon, Oxford
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