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Casual Pickers, Packers, and Farm Labourers – Applethorpe

We are currently seeking 180 workers for opportunities working on our strawberry and apple farm, commencing in May through December 2024 for roles lasting up to 9 months. Casual employment is offered with hours being a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The hours are worked based on the harvest schedule and will change based on harvest season. Work is at our farm in Applethorpe, Queensland. Pay will be combination of piece rate and hourly with a minimum pay rate of $28,26, to be adjusted in accordance with minimum wage changes- per hour. There may be an opportunity to undertake training and upskilling in this role, which can allow your remuneration to increase above this rate.

This role may include the following duties:

  • Picking strawberries
  • Packing strawberries
  • Maintaining strawberry plant
  • Weeding General labouring
  • Picking apples
  • Pruning and thinning apple trees
  • Packing apples
  • Planting apples

The successful applicants will need to excess in these tasks and undertake them to a high standard and in an efficient manner.

To be suitable for this role you should be able to:

  • Lift 12 kg regularly
  • Bend repeatedly
  • Walk long distances
  • See colour clearly
  • Have a good sense of attention to detail
  • Work well in a team
  • Follow direction well
  • Submit to drug and alcohol testing if requested
  • Work efficiently
  • Meet minimum production targets

While past experience in horticulture is not required, it is desirable.

If you think you are a good fit for this role, please submit a resume including a cover letter that includes your days and times available for work, duration of time available, and any relevant experience.

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