CV reference number: 44915
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Tractor / Lorry / Harvest related position inc. non-tractor  / off-farm roles.  Short-terms considered.  EXPERIENCED & conscientious.  Harvest enthusiast, love driving and have no dependents !   Broad Skill Set:  self-employed, Farming / Industrial Maintenance / Driving.  **.  Sept - November + , longer considered.   HGV licence held.  Many successful harvest seasons spanning more than 20 years completed on large-scale UK arable & grass farms / contracting businesses (3500 - 5500 acres).  Experienced in various roles, including driving, handling, drier operations & storage and fixed plant maintenance,  throughout the past 21 years, including recently.  Experienced with large, modern tractors, on & off road, and telehandlers.  Considering opportunities where people are valued and encouraged.  Any area possible; have vehicle, can travel. Teachable, single and have no dependents.   Especially open to varied or new / different opportunities.  Capable of and willing to take responsibility.                    * Additionally,  main career in industrial & agricultural electrical installation & maintenance, as self-employed JIB Technician grade Electrician; qualified to the latest 18th Edition Electrical Regulations. *   Co-operative, communicative, committed, respectful, enjoy people interaction, good humour and building relationships.   Month of August unavailable - already committed to a previous arable farm employer in England. Short-terms of minimum 1 x week considered.  Open to new short and medium to long-term opportunities.  Would love to get a period on modern Fastrac  :)

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1,2,3, Btec, City and Guilds
Other qualifications

HND Agriculture with mechanisation, year 1. PA1. Telehandler Certificate (2011). Electrician's Apprenticeship - NVQ 3. HNC Building Services Engineering - Electrical Installations. ECA (Electrical Contractors Association) Regional Apprentice of the Year, year 2002. City & Guilds Medal for Excellence, year 2003.

Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, PA1, HGV 1 to 3, HGV 2 and 3, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters
Other equipment experience

MF, John Deere, JCB Fastrac, New Holland, Fendt & Mercedes Unimog tractors, 200-300hp. 18T trailers, on all roads. Carting, onion windrowing, harvesting onions & potatoes and grain. Mowing. Hedge Trimming. Big bale haulage. Telehandler cetificate previously held (expired). - experienced on Merlo, JCB, Manitou & Claas telehandlers (brand new & s/h). Operating / managing grain drying/storage/handling/sampling facilities. Drying with 100T/hr semi-automatic system and storage/handling significant volumes, successfully. Basic welding and workshop skills. Have been formally trained during college (many years ago) in PA 1, but have never sprayed on commercial scale. Treat equipment and people how I would want others to do to me, with respect. Hold HGV class 2. Intending to obtain Class 1 October 2019.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Calving
Other livestock experience

Relief milking, herds up to 220 cows. Other general cattle (beef & dairy) handling experience, including calving.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Relevant health problems

None.  Non smoker, non drinker. 

Other Information

Self-employed, with flexible commitment and no dependents. Especially interested in new opportunities, experiences and learning. Open to new challenges. Have worked in a few counties in mid/east England and Scotland. Also enjoy travel and experiencing new areas. Respectful, experienced, responsible, mature, single, conscientious and teachable male from Northern Ireland (currently in East Midlands) with no dependents seeking (seasonal) position.  Willing to take responsibility.  Happy with travel.  Good quality, clean accommodation expected, ideally with (some) evening meals would be very welcome. NB. Complimentary, confirmatory references available. ** Although I request that they are only contacted following an initial conversation with myself. This is purely to protect Referees' time, as previously inundated with calls. ** My Availability dates and duration flexible. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Marital status

Single. No dependents. Good quality, clean accommodation expected, and ideally (some) evening meals would be very welcome.

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

Studied HND Ag with mechanisation (arable option) 1998. Redirected career to electrical industry, completing electrical apprenticeship & HNC Building Services Engineering (electrical). Continued my involvement with agriculture part-time, including several seasons on the harvest on large, modern, high-tech arable farming businesses of 3500 - 5500 acres. Mainly tractor driving (Claas, John Deere, Massey, Fendt, JCB Fastrac & Mercedes Unimog), up to 240hp, including grain cart with new 18T trailers, new Claas, JCB, Merlo telehandlers. And also grain drying, with up to 100T/hour continuous flow & storage handling (14000 T) roles. Also grass silage harvesting experience, including raking, especially on smaller scales around home in Northern Ireland & Scotland. I have just completed another very successful and enjoyable harvest on 3500 acre farm.


Involved in church and serving in the community. Clay pigeon shooting. Snooker. Enjoy walking, cycling, travelling and generally being outdoors.

AvailabilityStart: 23/09/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?UK
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