CV reference number: 49366
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Self motivated young tractor driver looking to learn new skills on the farm. Enthusiastic about the job, to the point of being happy to work long hours and being flexible about working location.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

Bike Inn Certificate - standards set by ACT & City & Guilds. Certified bicycle mechanic.level 2

Equipment experiencePloughing, Telehandler/fork lift, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Operated big tractors, among them John Deere 7230 & 7280, 6215 series, Fendt 933 Vario, Massey Ferguson 8670 & 7620 series, Case IH puma 145 and many more. Trained GPS operator with Green Star 2nd and 3rd generation systems. Cultivated fields with- subsoiling with 3.5 metre Cousin V-Form, pressing with 6 metre Simba double press and rolling with 12 metre Cousin rollers and 3.5 metre machinery incl. Hörch grubbers and discs, Maschio rotivator and Spaldings flat lift cultivator; slurry spreading with 2500 gallon Hispech tanker and 12 metre spreader; rolling fields; carting various goods, incl. square and round bales, manure, fertilizer, boxes of potatoes, water and silage from under the forager to the silo clamp; cutting grass with Pöttinger single mower; grass tedding with claas volto 770; transportation of livestock. Carted potatoes with 16 tonne grain trailers from under the harvester to the farm yard, boxed cabbages with 20 tonne flat trailers, and broccoli on a large-scale production farm extending 2,000 acres. Carried out daily inspection and maintenance on the tractors and trailers (washing, tyre pressure check, oil and hydraulics check, and greasing the components). Completed basic safety operations like sweeping the roads with a tractor. Telehandler operator - JCB loadall 536. Loading and unloading lorries and tractors full of seeds, fertilizer and others; feeding livestock; stacking boxes; sweeping yard and roads; filling trailers with silage; moving seeds and fertilizer with attached flat trailer.

Livestock experienceLambing, Sheep
Other livestock experience

Helping with milking, vaccinating and shearing; general health maintenance; herding with a quad bike; feeding the animals; helping categorise lambs and sheep; building and taking apart pens.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, international
Personal information
SexMale
Age23
NationalityItalian
First languageEnglish
Other languagesItalian
Pen picture

Height 175cm, 110kg. I have a strong build and I am used to heavy-duty work and long hours. I was brought up to endure strenuous manual labour outdoors in extreme weather conditions and I have spent many years working long shifts without breaks, working on through weekends and holidays.

Relevant health problems

N/A

Other Information

I am the kind of person who puts heart and soul into work, and you can rest assured that my enthusiasm will be reflected in my honest hard work. My aim, above all, is to spend as much time as possible doing what I love, which is working with tractors and farming machinery, and learning a wide variety of different tasks, such as ploughing, drilling and cultivating, all while contributing to the success of your company.

Marital status

Single

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

Tractor driver in 1,600 acre contractracting farm in Lincolshire - John Deere 7230R and new John Deere 6215r. Main duties: all aspects of cultivation - subsoiling with 3.5 metre Cousin V-Form, pressing with 6 metre Simba double press and rolling with 12 metre Cousin rollers. Used 2nd and 3rd series GreenStar GPS system for all fieldwork. Carted grains from the combine harvester to the grain store. • Telehandler driver - CAT and JCB. Main duties: loading lorries with grain and transferring it to the grain store after tipping; moving the header of the combine harvester from the yard to the fields. • General farm worker - fixing and maintaining all farm machinery in the workshop and on the fields. • Trained and certified (J2) telehandler operator. • Did sprayer operation training during any time off. Worked for potatoes growers and arable farm, Preston, Lancashire Temporary tractor driver, sheep and lamb assistant, general farm worker. March 2017 - currently Tractor driver - several models of John Deere (150 hp and above). Main duties: cultivating fields with 3.5 metre machinery incl. Hörch grubbers and discs, Maschio rotivator and Spaldings flat lift cultivator; slurry spreading with 2500 gallon Hispech tanker and 12 metre spreader; rolling fields; carting various goods, incl. square and round bales, manure, fertilizer, boxes of potatoes, water and silage from under the forager to the silo clamp; cutting grass with Pöttinger single mower; grass tedding with claas volto 770; transportation of livestock. Telehandler operator - JCB loadall 536. Main duties: loading and unloading lorries and tractors full of seeds, fertilizer and others; feeding livestock; stacking boxes; sweeping yard and roads; filling trailers with silage; moving seeds and fertilizer with attached flat trailer. Sheep and lamb assistant - helping with milking, vaccinating and shearing; general health maintenance; herding with a quad bike; feeding the animals; helping categorise lambs and sheep; building and taking apart pens. General farm worker - fixing and maintaining all farm machinery; regularly cleaning and performing daily maintenance on tractors (washing, cleaning air filters, checking tyre pressure, oil and hydraulics, greasing components); handyman tasks in the workshop, incl. tidying up and cleaning entire farm yard R. Bratley (Quadring) Limited Vegetable Growers and Module Plant Raisers, Spalding, Lincolnshire Seasonal tractor driver. September - December 2016 Successfully completed a seasonal carting job during the potato season, helping the company provide supermarkets nation-wide with over a thousand tonnes of potatoes and cabbages. Employed as a seasonal tractor driver carting potatoes with 16 tonne grain trailers from under the harvester to the farm yard, boxed cabbages with 20 tonne flat trailers, and broccoli on a large-scale production farm extending 2,000 acres. Operated big tractors, among them John Deere 8310 & 7280 series, Fendt 933 Vario, Massey Ferguson 8670 & 7620 series, Case IH puma 145 and many more. Carried out daily inspection and maintenance on the tractors and trailers (washing, tyre pressure check, oil and hydraulics check, and greasing the components). Did ad hoc tasks using a JCB tele-handler and forklift, including moving soil and stacking 1 tonne production boxes in the cold store and loading and unloading trailers. Completed basic safety operations like sweeping the roads with a tractor. Ferreri Farm, Sicily, Italy - Tractor driver, farmer & handyman. May 2010 - August 2012, as well as seasonal harvests for the past 4 years Employed as a tractor driver carting grapes, olives and tomatoes on a 60 hectare, 1000 hectolitre family-owned fruit production farm. Operated small tractors and machinery, carrying out small-scale tasks such as planting, cultivating and irrigating. Was responsible for general maintenance and basic repairs of the machines. Also handled forklifts to stack pallets of high-value wine, which I had also helped carefully fill. Proved to have strong manual skills and outstanding physical endurance during long harvests of olives and grapes in extremely hot weather conditions. Performed light maintenance work on farmhouse property and carried out other general farming duties.

Hobbies

Mountain biking

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 28/09/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?North west
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