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Job for Quadtrac/Tractor Driver for immediate start on large-scale arable farm & AD plant <=>Kent<=>

Farm TypeArable

We are seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic machinery operator to join us for the 2019 season and possibly beyond.

We are a friendly team comprising 7 full-time farm staff and up to 6 casual workers, operating in North-East Kent. Current cropping extends to around 3000ha, and includes grass, rye, triticale and maize to provide feedstock for our 6MW Anaerobic Digestion Plant, as well as 500ha of milling wheat.

The role will involve operating our Quadtrac 480 to carry out primary and secondary cultivations with our Sumo Trio, Vaderstad Rexius and other cultivation machinery throughout the busy spring period.  Previous experience operating large cultivation equipment is preferred.

The role will also involve solid and liquid digestate haulage, silage carting, grainstore preparation, corn carting, machinery maintenance, assisting with sheeting of silage clamps, and general farm duties. 

Our machinery fleet includes 2 Case Quadtracs, 1 Case Magnum Rowtrac, Case Pumas, JCB Fastracs (alll supported by the on-site Case Dealership), as well as 26,000L Garant tankers, 18t Stewart trailers and CLAAS telehandlers.

We offer competitive rates of pay, and on-site accommodation is available free of charge.  In addition, a farm vehicle is available to use for shopping trips if required, and evening meals will be provided when working late.

The position will initially run from March through to October, but could be permanent for the right candidate. Previous experience operating large tractors in the field and on the road is a necessity, as is a full, clean driving license. Candidates must also be willing to work long hours, 7 days a week, during busy periods, and be reliable, a good team player and possess a can-do attitude.

Telehandler Certificate is a bonus but not essential, as training can be provided for the right candidate. Workshop skills will also be beneficial.

If this position interests you, please respond with an up to date CV and we will be in contact. For more information, visit us on Facebook, apply for details. Thanks

AreaSouth & South East
PostcodeCT7 0PT
Job LengthCould be permanent for the right candidate
DatesStart: 01/04/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeArable
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeMobile home
Accommodation PriceFree
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Distance from shops and amenities3 miles
Smokers Accepted?Yes
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