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Fruit Picking Roles – various locations – NW Tasmania (30 views)

East Devonport, Tasmania
15/09/2020

We are Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. 

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our farm teams.

Roles:

  • Picking – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries
  • Roles available with start date from late October until May
  • No experience required – full training will be provided

Location:

  • East Devonport, Wesley Vale / Moriarty, Dunorlan / Bengeo, Sulphur Creek and Lebrina, All sites are in the North West Tasmania

Work pattern:

  • Typically 5 or 6 days a week, Monday to Sunday
  • Hours per day can be up to 10 hours depending on the stage of the crop

Availability of work:

  • Work will commence from mid-October on-wards
  • The timing of crop peaks can vary between the different berry types however the busy periods are typically between December through to April
  • Following the harvest / picking season, farms have a wide range of jobs including general farm work, irrigation and maintenance work.
  • At the end of the harvest / picking season, there may be opportunities for work in other regions

Pay rate:

  • Picking is paid under Piece Rate
  • An average competent Picker has the opportunity to earn more than the base rate in the Horticulture Award
  • All employees will view and sign a Piece Rate Agreement outlining the minimum rates they will be paid

Pay arrangements:

  • Weekly pay every Thursday by Bank transfer with emailed payslips
  • Superannuation is paid at a rate of 9.5% on top of all wages

Benefits:

  • Higher than the Horticultural Award wage rate (base hourly pay rate currently 2.5% above the horticulture award base rate)
  • Pay in line with our Enterprise Agreement including double Piece Rate pay for work on Public Holidays and longer paid breaks than required by the Horticulture Award
  • Ongoing work available through to April/May in Tasmania
  • All sites are classed as regional for Working Holiday 2nd and 3rd year visas
  • Full safety induction
  • Work health and safety managed as a priority on site
  • Full COVID protocols in place to protect all workers – registered COVID Safe Business TAS
  • Experienced and supportive Supervisors who will assist you in maximising your earnings

Number of Positions Available: 2000