Ref No. Job Reference No. - 22303
Experienced Arable & Potato Operator Job - Staffordshire
West Midlands

Large family farming business based in Rugeley, Staffordshire farming combinable crops and potatoes as well as operating beef, sheep, pig and biomass enterprises. The business operates from 2 main sites and farms across Staffordshire.

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time experienced operator to join our team, and will be mainly focused on the potato side of the business. The ideal candidate would be an all rounder, capable of operating a diverse range of modern machinery but also performing a wide variety of yard-based roles to a high standard. Knowledge of potato growing, planting and harvesting experience, irrigation, work shop skills, experience with GPS systems, good communication and a high attention to detail are essential. The farm uses modern machinery, farming techniques and management practices. John Deere and Fendt tractors form the main machinery fleet ranging in size from 150hp to 550hp, Grimme, Simba, Vderstad and Agrifac equipment are also used. The business runs Gatekeeper and GPS steering systems are used with all of the main field operations.

The main parts of the role are.

•Operating the farms potato planter

•Managing irrigation

•Operating a self-propelled 4 row potato harvester

•Servicing and maintaining machinery

•Out loading of potatoes from store

Ideal qualifications are.

•Full drivers license

•PA1, PA2, PA4S and G

•Telehandler Certificate

•Counterbalance Certificate

Training can be provided. Experience with large scale machinery both operating and servicing, and John Deere/Fendt guidance systems will be an advantage. The confident, safe and respectful use of machinery on and off the road is vital! The role is available from the beginning of March and applications close on 31st Jan.

Job Length



Start: 1/03/2021,
Finish: Not Specified


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Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

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