Situation Vacant Experienced operator on arable/veg farm

Job opportunity - Full time Arable Operator

At Huddlestone Produce we farm 300 hectares within 3 miles of our base at Howden, East Yorkshire. Cropping includes 30 hectares of swede which we wash and process for the wholesale markets. We have a small, friendly hardworking team and use modern well-maintained machinery utilising the latest technology.

The role will include:

  • Spraying
  • Operating the Swede harvester
  • Bed forming
  • Primary cultivations
  • Irrigation
  • Managing the grain store or operating the combine
  • Spending approximately 25% of your time working with the team in grading shed operating the counterbalance forklift and trimming and grading during the swede season (July- April).
Successful candidates will have

  • Experience operating modern machinery
  • PA1, PA2 and PA4
  • Telehandler and Forklift certificates
  • Workshop and maintenance experience (essential)
  • Ability to work effectively both alone and as part of the team
  • Pride in their work and an eye for detail
  • A reasonable level of fitness due to the nature of the role
The position is based on a standard 39 hour a week and will average around 45 hours throughout the year but long hours will be expected during peak times. You will be supported in the role for all operations to allow flexibility for time off. The position would suit an individual looking for a rewarding varied role, someone who is positive and willing to contribute and take on new ideas.

We will offer a competitive salary, accommodation and works vehicle if required.

Apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected] or ring Steve for an informal confidential chat on 07731744643.


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