CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 34046

Highly motivated, friendly, reliable & conscientious. Experienced & qualified in all aspects of arable farming. Lead Sprayer Operator, Combine, Cultivations. Excellent workshop skills. Available to start immediately.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

City and Guilds

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Arable

Other qualifications

LANTRA - Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler certificate (5 year refresher Jan 2022)
NPTC - PA1 & PA2 & PA4 certificates.
LANTRA - Abrasive Wheel
S.C.S Ltd - Fertilizer Spreader Calibration & Tray Testing Course
Up to date member of NROSO (refresher course February 2023)
Full Driving License (1988), No Endorsements, B&E trailer Categories held.
Emergency First Aid inc Catastrophic Bleeding Certificate
Overhead Powerline Awareness and Emergency Action (UK Power Networks)
Effects/Prevention of Agricultural Chemical Leaching & Spillage (Anglian Water Authority)

I have extensive experience of all Microsoft Office software and some experience of Gatekeeper.

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Sheep, Lambing

Other equipment experience

Tractor & Trailer(extensive) including Grain Carting and Roadwork, ploughing, Drilling, primary & secondary cultivations, 6m Power Harrowing, Pressing, Tedder, Rake, Topper, Flail Mower, hedgecutting, trailer loading/unloading with telehandler, Baler, Bale Packer (Arkusin), Hay Mower, Vaderstad- Rexius twin, Horsch Joker, Fertiliser Spreading GPS and non GPS section control. I hold current rough terrain telehandler license (Lantra.) and NPTC PA1, PA2 and PA4s. Crop Sprayers (Bateman RB35, Househam Air Ride 3000 and Horsch 4AX). Up to date member NROSO, Claas Lexion 760 Combine (35ft). Skilled telehandler operator, loading grain lorries etc.. (JCB, Manitou, Merlo, New Holland and Claas), all aspects of haymaking, silage and haylage. Square and round baler operation in production of hay, straw etc.

Experienced with upto 14ton 360 excavator (no ticket). Good mechanical/hydraulics knowledge, fault finding, practical ability and workshop skills including stick & MIG welding, Hardfacing, and oxy-acetylene heating and cutting. Extensive chainsaw experience although no ticket held. Good knowledge and experience with GPS/RTK navigation systems (JD Greenstar, NH Intellisteer, Agleader, Topcon) JD 6210R, JD 8370RT, NH T7.230, NH T7.270, MF 6480, MF 7726, MF 7726S, MF 8740S, CAT Challenger etc..

Crop spraying with Bateman RB35, Househam Air Ride 3000 and Horsch 4ax

Other livestock experience

Livestock experience - sheep husbandry, experience of working a lambing shed delivering and caring for new Born lambs. I am capable and willing to add other livestock to my skill set.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

Full Clean Driving License(1988) including B&E. Available to start immediately.

Age

52

Marital status

I am happily married with no dependents

Nationality

British

Where are you currently living?

Essex

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

Reading up on the latest farming practices, crop spraying regulations, and environmental issues. Shooting, beating, reading, and walking/trying to train my working cocker spaniel!

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

Five foot eleven inches, 14 Stone.

Relevant health problems

Fit and Healthy

Farming background

I have been passionate about farming from a young age, twelve years ago I was finally in a position to realise my life long career ambition.

August 2023 To date

Since redundancy I have undertaken the clearing of two acres of an overgrown garden, including tree felling and processing for a relative. I can cease this ongoing process at short notice to start a new job.

March 2022 August 2023 (Redundancy due to farm realignment)

Lead Crop Sprayer Operator / Arable Operative

1200ha

Lead crop sprayer operator, working with agronomist to ensure best yield outcomes.

Completion of usual operations inc. Telehandler (including loading grain lorries; completing passports), cultivations, drilling OSR and Spring Barley, combining cereals, granular and liquid fertilizer application.

Field operations using Massey Fergusson and Topcon RTK GPS.

Combining OSR, Barley and Wheat.

Workshop operations inc. MIG welding and fabrication, tractor servicing, general troubleshooting, and repair. I was also tasked with the costing and installing of fail-safe air brakes to a grain trailer with hydraulic only braking.

From November 2022 I was assigned as mentor a student from Writtle College two days a week

Jan 2022

Sheep/Arable Worker

Fill in position.

July 2021 December 2021

Arable Farm Worker.700ha

Expanded existing skills, specializing in heavy cultivations (ploughing/Vaderstad Topdown), Crop spraying (primarily pre-em 4/6 way mix), Slug pellet application (quad), Hedge trimming, telehandler work and general all round duties.

Farm was unable to sustain a second full time employee.

October 2019

Due to return to a Farm early 2020, if a permanent position was not secured on another farm. The farm reneged on the agreement due to poor Autumn drilling of 2019 and Brexit.

Engaged in machinery maintenance work, hay making and any maintenance at my local church.

March 2019 October 2019

Extended Harvest/Cultivations Farmworker, Terling, Essex

2100ha

Expanded existing skills and gained experience in high horsepower equipment both wheeled and tracked with latest technology. Extended harvest position with no permanent positions available.

February 2018 November 2018

Farmworker, Howe Street, Chelmsford, Essex.1200ha

Involved in arable harvest & cultivations mainly on a contract basis on farms across Essex.

July 2017 October 2017

Harvest Farmworker, Chelmsford, Essex. 400ha

All aspects of arable harvest & cultivations on a 400ha farm. Other work included tree felling, electrical and plumbing work.

June 2016 November 2016

Harvest Farmworker, Chelmsford, Essex. 1600ha

Involved in all aspects of arable harvest & cultivations on a 1600ha farm.

The farmer expressed his wish to offer me a full-time position but was unable to as he had a full complement of staff at the time.

2012-2016

Farmworker. Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex

Performed general farm duties including lambing, sheep husbandry, hay making, hedge cutting and tractor and telehandler work.

On-going In between Harvest

Also engaged in firewood procurement (felling, logging, splitting, seasoning) and supply.

Prior to 2012

Prior to embarking on my lifelong ambition of a career in arable farming, I owned and operated a successful home maintenance company for fifteen years, as a fully qualified plumber, heating engineer, and electrician.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 23/04/2024 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

East Anglia

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Essex

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