CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 87331

Experienced tractor driver and machine operator.  Work within 20 miles of Taunton, Somerset.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

NCA

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming, Other

Other qualifications

PA 1, 2, 4 & 6
Qualified Lantra Instructor
Forklift
Chainsaw maintenance
Safe working at heights
Manual handling
Mig welding

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters

Livestock experience

Beef

Other equipment experience

Tractor driving, drilling, forklift, spraying, combine driving, ploughing and cultivations, fertiliser application, hedge cutting, ATV, workshop

Other livestock experience

Limited, some relief work in beef

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

-

Age

59

Marital status

Married for 25 years

Nationality

United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?

Somerset

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

Gardening, workshop, cooking, walking with the dog.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

Height 1.8m Weight 79 kgs

Relevant health problems

Type 1 diabetic, very fit and healthy

Farming background

Employment History

2004 November 2020

Kent.

Manager of Arable Operations and Workshop Maintenance

Full time

My role included:

• All farm spraying

• Fertilizer application

• Drilling

• Combine driving and grain cart

• All tillage works

• Forklift

• Hedge cutting

• Spraying

• Lavender production distillation, planting, harvesting and machinery maintenance.

• Workshop routine maintenance of all farm machinery, fabrication and general workshop repairs

Since 2014 I have been driving a Case Puma fitted with a PLM/AFS satellite system, using RTX. I am currently assisting CNH as a tester for updated and new software. I have a keen interest in new agricultural technology.

1999 2004

Qualified Lantra Instructor

I taught the following courses:

• Tractor Driving (including 13 -16-year olds)

• Forklift categories 1, 2 and 3

• ATV

• Lawn Mowers (ground care)

• Abrasive Wheels

I consider myself as having a good rapport with all kinds of people. I have had to instruct a varied cross section of students, from 13-16-year olds, farm workers, novice and experienced operators and company directors.

At the end of each course each student is requested to complete a course appraisal, I received extremely positive feedback on each occasion.

Prior to 1999

Shoreham

This was our family farm, after completing my National Certificate in Agriculture at Hadlow College in 1980, I joined my father in the family business and worked alongside him for over 20 years.

We had a mixed farm with beef cattle, sheep and arable.

I gained experience in:

Tractor DrivingSpraying

DrillingForklift

PloughingCombine driving and maintenance

Hedge CuttingATV

Fertilizer application

All machinery maintenance

Preferences
Availability

Start: 26/01/2021 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

South West

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Within 20 miles of Taunton

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