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Farm Hand

  • $35-37 /hour + Super

  • 12-month contract

  • Government role

About the Client

Our client is currently seeking a Research Assistant to provide operational support for experimental activities in priority projects to improve grain farming systems in Southern Queensland. We have positions available in Toowoomba (QLD).

What you will be doing

As a Research Assistant you will be assist in the conduct field experiments on soil and crops, as well as maintaining accurate records of experimental data. The project is to improve the use of rainfall in grain farming systems across Queensland, and research to overcome soil constraints that limit grain yields You will be required to work 8-hour days Monday - Friday and to commence Mid October 2022.


  • Support the day-to-day operations at and from the DAF Leslie site, focused on the delivery of trial support, with key responsibilities in asset and resource maintenance, and delivering high quality service to all clients.

  • Work independently and with other staff following instructions from supervisor and/or Facility Manager in the successful completion of tasks to support research projects, both on and off station.

  • Undertake agricultural agronomic activities including land preparation, irrigation installation and operation, planting, harvesting, weeding, chemical application, care, and maintenance of field grain crops.

  • The candidate is required to operate highly technical and specialist equipment such as plot harvesters, planters, tractors, and spray equipment with GPS guidance systems.

  • Maintenance tasks including servicing of equipment and upkeep of the premises and field trial sites.

  • Work in a safe environment following Occupational Health and Safety guidelines and the Departments Code of Conduct.

What you will need

  • An interest in learning new skills for agricultural research and prior soil or sample testing

  • Driver's licence and reliable transport

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Strong work ethic

  • Ability to work within a tightly knit team

  • Must be physically fit to work standing in the field for extended periods

Apply Online NOW!

For more information contact;
Ash Koehler - Recruitment Coordinator
Phone (07) 3715 2052
Reference Number BSINDJ2022114984

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination mayapply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site-specific Health and Safety requirements.

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Job title: Farm Hand
Contract type: Contract
Location: Toowoomba & Darling Downs
Industry: Agriculture and Farming Primary Industry
Job expiry: 2022-10-16
Reference: BSINDJ2022114984


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