Highly motivated, friendly, driven & adaptable individual who is reliable & conscientious & will put in the hours. Experienced & qualified in all aspects of arable farming. Work in Essex.
City and Guilds
Lantra - Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler certificate held.
NPTC - PA1 & PA2 & PA4S certificates held.
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)
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Tractor & Trailer(extensive) including Grain Carting and Roadwork, ploughing, Drilling, 6m Power Harrowing, Pressing, Tedder, Rake, Topper, Flail Mower, hedgecutting, trailer loading/unloading with telehandler, Baler, Bale Packer (Arkusin), Hay Mower, Vaderstad- Rexius Twin, Fertiliser Spreading GPS and non GPS section control. I hold rough terrain telehandler license (Lantra.) and NPTC PA1, PA2 and PA4s. Skilled at using telehandler in field and barn, loading grain lorries (JCB, Manitou & Merlo), all aspects of haymaking, silage and haylage. Square and round baler operation in production of hay, straw etc.
Experienced with upto 14ton 360 excavator. Good mechanical/hydraulics knowledge, fault finding, practical ability and workshop skills including ARC & MIG welding and oxy-acetylene heating and cutting. Extensive chainsaw experience although no ticket held. Good knowledge and experience with GPS/RTK-GPS/DGPS navigation systems (JD Greenstar, NH Intellisteer, Agleader) JD 6210R, JD 8370RT, NH T7.230, NH T7.270, MF 6480, MF 7726, CAT Challenger etc..
Shovel, Broom & Grease Gun !
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.
Full Clean Driving License(1988) including B&E
I have three grown up children who live with their mother. I am Single.
Shooting, beating, game keeping, dog walking, reading, and when time allows assisting my son restore a classic tractor.
Five foot eleven inches, 16 Stone.
Fit and Healthy
I have been passionate about farming from a young age and now I am in a position to realise my life long career ambition. Having previously worked on a sheep and hay farm producing 12,000 traditional bales a year, 2016 saw me working on a 4000 acre arable farm as part of a large team, working an average of 80-100 hours per week.
Apart from harvesting, cultivation, drilling, equipment maintenance and general farm duties, I was also tasked with many lone working operations. 2017 has seen me once again in a position of responsibility, in particular taking charge of drilling 350 acres of OSR and being responsible for ploughing in excess of 500 acres. As well as the usual harvest tasks I am still keen to secure a permanent employment position. 2018 has seen me on a 2500 acre arable contracting business, gaining further experience and responsibility including client liaison.
I have extensive experience of all Microsoft Office software and some experience of Gatekeeper, March 2019 has seen me posted on a 6000 acre arable farm, undertaking all aspects of a large arable farm so furthering my knowledge and experience. I am due to return to this farm Spring 2020, but would rather secure a permanent post, or a harvest post with the potential of becoming permanent.
Start: 09/06/2020 Finish: Not Specified
East & East Anglia