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EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TRACTOR/COMBINE driver. Highly self motivated, honest reliable, punctual and conscientious. 18 yrs farming/contracting experience. Sensible road driver with PA1 and HANDLER ticket and trailer licence looking for driving / gfw / or assistant management trainee position (in time at owners discretion) on large farm/estate. Happy to do other estate/farm work when required not just drive. Chance to further an already broad experience and become invaluable member of staff. Team player, dedicated, hard working, non-smoker/drugs. Very keen to undertake any further training required. Long hours and weekend work not a problem. Experience of arc welding/fabrication. EAST DEVON, DORSET, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, WILTSHIRE, WEST OXFORDSHIRE ideally please. Maybe a little further for exceptional position. Happy to pay for any further training myself if needed in return for opportunity. Please leave a voicemail if calling. (rural reception)

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNDA
Other qualifications

GCSE English and maths. Computer literate. GNVQ livestock husbandry. ND agriculture. MO5 fert. spreading. PA1. Telescopic handlers certificate. Skid steer licence. Attendee of Claas UK operators course for Lexion combines in 2008, 2010 and 2016. Car and Trailer test.(B+E)

Equipment experienceTractor, Combine, Baler, PA1, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters, Fencing, Ploughing, Drilling
Other equipment experience

Experienced Fendt Vario and JCB Fastrac operator, driven most tractor and handler manufactures. Claas Lexion 520 Montana straw walker, two 570+ rotary TT combines (4000 acres total) and Lexion 770 35ft TT (5500 acres 2016+2017)with TOPCON and CLAAS RTK GPS equipment. 500 acres or so in 2019 on Lexion 780tt 42ft for Kemble farms and Cirencester Park farms (Bathurst Estates). Drilling with 6m Horsch drill. Maize drilling, crimping, power harrow drill, Claas quadrant baler 2100 and 2200. Ploughing, tanking, rear discharge spreader, quad rotor silage rake, buckraking, cultivating and mowing. 7000 acres swathing miscanthus with Claas Jaguar 960 SPF all over SW. Welding with ARC and some fabrication tasks. All other mechanical tasks on stock farm inc feeding with Keenan wagon. Also three seasons on a NH CX8040 combine (3700 acres total, combining grass with both conventional and draper style headers) and silaging in Fendt 820/16t trailers for two separate contractors in East Dorset when quiet.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Pig
Other livestock experience

Some experience with indoor/outdoor pigs. Minimal milking but competent. Capable around horses. Experience with calves, cows and beef stock but not recently.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
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Lots of contracting experience so long hours are no problem.Keen to further current skills and learn new ones where needed. Good sensible road driver. Works well in a team or alone and happy doing estate work/GFW as well as driving. Also interested in farming with the environment etc and learn about management side of business also. Happy to spread workload over forestry/gamekeepers assistant if required to make up workload in quieter times.   

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Where are you currently living?Devon
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Mostly contracting work, team player. Dairy farms, pig farm, large scale contracting, equine feed merchant, arable(combine)/equine. Miscanthus harvesting (similar to spuds) and foraging (swathing).


Golf, walking, squash, photography and being outdoors.

AvailabilityStart: 01/12/2019, Finish: 01/02/2049
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionSouth West
Where would you like to work?Southern England preferred but will consider anywhere
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