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Banana, Avocado and Papaya Farm Work (409 views)

Lakeland, Queensland
18/01/2021

We require up to 150 staff to assist with banana humping, general banana farm work, banana packing, avocado picking and packing and/or papaya picking and packing in the Lakeland region, QLD.

Brief job description:

  • Banana humping – Humper’s cut the banana bunch from the tree and carry them to a trailer, typically working in teams of two to ensure the bunches of bananas are removed without being damaged. This involves reaching above your head to cut banana bunches or catching banana bunches of up 80kg,  making “humping” one of the most strenuous jobs on the farm. 
  • Banana Paddock Work  – Desuckering, dieseling, spading, stringing and bagging.
  • Banana Shed Work – D0ehanding, grading and hanging  
  • Packing Banana’s – You will be working in the packing shed, sorting and packing bananas to meet specific criteria, and you will be required to meet minimum speeds after training.
  • Packing Banana’s – You will be working in the packing shed, sorting and packing bananas to meet specific criteria, and you will be required to meet minimum speeds after training.
  • Papaya Farm Work – You will be picking and/or packing papaya
  • Avocado Farm Work – You will picking and/or packing avocados
  • Summer time temperatures can be over 40 degrees celsius. 

    Positions will commence end of February and are expected to last 6 – 9 months.

    * Random drug and alcohol test’s will be conducted prior to beginning and during the period of employment * 

    Applications must address the selection criteria and all claims against the selection criteria must be substantiated. Any application that fails to do so will not be considered.

    Selection Criteria

    * Good fitness level with very high endurance 

    * Ability to acquire good speeds

    * Ability to work in all weather conditions for long periods of times

    * Ability to carry heavy loads for long periods of time

    * Commitment to the full 6 – 9 months

    * Ability to follow instructions and learn and apply new processes quickly

    Applicants from outside the Lakeland area must demonstrate a commitment to moving and living in the area for the period of employment.

Number of Positions Available: 150