Ref No. Job Reference No. - 29537
Experienced Operator job - Essex / Suffolk border
Arable, Contractor, Other
East & East Anglia

Experienced Operator - Harvest 2024 - Working for a Straw Contractor - Essex / Suffolk border

Straw contractor requires 1 operator to join our team of six for Harvest 2024 (Early July to late September with the option of work for maize season) we are based on the Essex/Suffolk border, covering around 12,000 acres.


The Job is as follows:

1x Tractor Driver - The job will consist of operating a JCB Fastrac and 36ft tri-axle bale trailer with hydraulic folding sides to transport straw bales from fields to stack as part of a bale cart team.

Free modern and clean accommodation, canteen facilities and toilet/shower facilities and use of work van is included.

Our yard is situated in a village within walking distance to pubs, shops and cafe.

A very attractive hourly wage of £14 to £16 per hour is offered based on level of experience. A £1000 damage based bonus is also included.


All candidates should be capable of working a minimum of 80 hours a week. Please do not apply if you do not have the required level of experience to do the Job safely and competently. We are looking for people who are experienced and mature enough to make decisions for themselves and cope with a high pressure environment in return for a very good remuneration package. Minimum age 21.

Please make sure you meet the following criteria before applying:

  • You have experience with large agricultural machinery and can drive safely and considerately on the road

  • You are over 21 years old

  • You have a full UK driving license, or foreign license that permits you to drive in the UK

  • You have a good level of common sense

  • You are clean, tidy, presentable, punctual and able to keep accurate records

  • You are able to maintain modern machinery to a top standard

  • You have the ability to work VERY LONG HOURS under pressure

  • You can provide TWO REFERENCES


In return the successful candidate will receive the following:

  • £14.00 to £16.00 per hour (dependant on experience, ability and employment status)

  • £1000 Damage bonus

  • Free clean and tidy accommodation with all facilities

  • One hot meal per day

  • Use of company vehicle while at work

  • Modern/New machinery

There is also the opportunity for the right candidates to continue working after harvest when we begin the maize harvest.

Job Length

Could be permanent for the right candidate


Start: 15/07/2024,
Finish: 18/09/2024


£14.00 to £16.00 p/h





Accommodation Type


Accommodation Price

Not Specified

Other Accommodation Information

Good clean private accommodation on site with all the facilities you need included with the job. One hot home cooked meal per day is also provided and delivered to the field.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

0.5 miles

Smokers Accepted?


Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

Other Information

It is important to have good people skills and be able to interact socially and work as part of a team. We are a small team of 7 people.

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