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Harvest Worker jobs on <->Bucks/Beds borders<-> Combine, Crawler, Square Baler & Bale Chaser drivers

Farm TypeContractor, Arable

Mentmore Park Farms require several harvest workers to fill a number of positions for the 2018 harvest. The farm consists of 2000 hectares of arable land on the Bucks/Beds border over a mixture of soil types. Cropping includes Winter Wheat, Oilseed Rape, Spring Barley, Winter & Spring Beans and Spring Peas. Contract straw baling and chasing is also carried out on other farms in the area.

We are looking to recruit:

      Combine Driver.

      Crawler Driver.

      Big Square Baler Drivers.

      Bale Chaser Drivers.

      General Harvest Workers.

All applicants must be hard working, conscientious individuals capable of decision making and working both alone and in a large team, with a strong willing to learn.

Combine Driver

The combine driver will be operating a Claas Lexion 600 TT with 12m header and GPS, working in a team with an additional Claas Lexion and a fleet of 18t grain trailers. You will be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the machine so some knowledge and experience of combines is essential, although previous driving experience is not essential. Must be able to work from mid-July to mid-September.

Crawler Driver

The Crawler driver position is for a Challenger MT875C pulling a variation of primary and secondary cultivation equipment including Simba SLD 600, 7m Vaderstad Topdown, 10m Vaderstad Rexius Twin and mole plough. Knowledge of machinery maintenance and cultivations is essential, while experience with modern GPS systems, previous crawler driving experience and a Category H licence would be an advantage. Must be able to work from mid-July to mid-October.

Square Baler and Bale Chaser Drivers

We also require operators for two John Deere R-series tractors with Massey Ferguson Big Square Balers and two John Deere R-series tractors with Heath Superchaser Extra bale chasers. You will be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of both tractor and baler/chaser so some previous experience and an understanding of agricultural machinery is essential, as well as the ability to problem solve and work well in a team. Must be able to work from mid-July to mid-September.

General Harvest Workers

             Job roles will include:

         Grain carting using 18t grain trailers from Claas Lexion 770 & 600.

         Grain store preparation and cleaning.

         Weighbridge and grain spear operation.

         Loading lorries and other Manitou telehandler driving.

         Grass Topping.

         General Farm Work.

             Grain carting will be using modern John Deere tractors and Richard Western trailers.

             Must be able to work from mid-July to mid-September.


A full driving licence is required and you must be willing to help with general farm work on wet days.

On farm accommodation and meals provided and competitive pay relating to experience.

E-mail CV with the position of interest to you, or any queries to Alex Morris – 07867 894055.

AreaSouth & South East
Job LengthHarvest / Seasonal
DatesStart: 15/07/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeArable Contractor, Arable
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeMobile home
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information
Distance from shops and amenities1 mile
Smokers Accepted?Yes
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