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<:>Kent<:> Case Quadtrac/ Heavy Cultivations Driver Job for immediate start on 3000ha arable farm & AD plant

Farm TypeArable

We are seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic machinery operator to join us for the summer/autumn of 2019.

We are a friendly team comprising 7 full-time farm staff and up to 7 casual workers, operating in North-East Kent.  Current cropping extends to around 3000ha, with a split between conventional cereal crops, and forage crops for our 6MW Anaerobic Digestion Plant.

The main aspect of the role will be assisting with ground preparations ahead of autumn drilling for 80ha Oilseed Rape, 250ha Barley, 750ha Wheat, and 250ha of Winter Rye/Triticale. This will involve, but not be limited to, operating our Case Quadtrac 480 and John Deere 8360R to carry out primary and secondary cultivations, using our Sumo Trio, Vaderstad Rexius and other cultivation machinery.  Previous experience operating large cultivation equipment is essential.

The role may also involve solid and liquid digestate haulage, silage carting, machinery maintenance, assisting with sheeting of silage clamps, and general farm duties when required.

Our machinery fleet includes a Case Quadtrac 620, Case Quadtrac 480, Case Magnum 380 Rowtrac, Case Pumas, JCB Fastracs (all 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 mid-August through to November, 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. 

AreaSouth & South East
Job LengthCould be permanent for the right candidate
DatesStart: 12/08/2019, Finish: 01/11/2019
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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