Spray Manager Position (ref#220013)

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Spray Manager Position – Permanent Position -**Start Immediately**
Broad acre farm – 2 hours East of Perth WA

We are looking for a new spray manager on our mixed cropping/sheep enterprise.
This is a full time position in charge of all spray operations throughout the year and managing the second or third boom-sprays in peek periods.

We are looking for someone with previous broad acre spraying experience (preferably 3+ years).
The farm has a 12,000ha cropping program of wheat, barley, lupins, peas, oats and canola. We also run 6,000 merino ewes on paddocks in pasture rotation each year.

This role is for spraying and other machinery or cropping related work and does not require any sheep work. However, there is always an opportunity to be in the sheep yards from time to time if you desire.

The farm has 3 Sonic tow behind boom sprays:
13,000L,  10,000L, 7,000L      All are towed with John Deere 8R tractors.

You will be the main spray operator and using the new 13,000L Sonic with new 8R 370 JD.
The farm uses a main central spray shed for a lot of the work, but also has a number of fill tanks and spray depots around the farm for less travel time.
Supported by a  20,000L nurse truck.
Weed-It technology utilised for Summer spraying

Typically 40hr weeks during non seasonal periods and higher hours during peek periods.
– Summer spraying, Jan-March
– Pre-emergent spraying at seeding, April-May
– Post-emergent spraying, June-Sept
– Crop Topping, Oct

This role offers cropping management and decision making responsibilities.
– Inspecting paddocks for weeds and timing
– Working with our agronomist
– Cropping and spray workshops and development
– Agronomy meetings
– Local farming community agronomy days.

Good Things to Know:
Local Primary school with bus service
Bus service to a choice of 2 District High Schools, or choice of  2 Senior High Schools  with boarding facilities both under 1 hour from Farm.
Just two hours to Perth

About the Role:
Full time/permanent
40hr/wk, longer hours in busy periods
House on property or in town
Manage all spray operations
Mixing of chemicals
Manage the spray shed and chemical quantities and ordering
Involved in agronomy decisions
MC license preferred (opportunity to upgrade)

About You:
Must have a minimum of 3-4 years’ spraying experience – the more the better and will be looked at favorably
Good communication skills
Other cropping experience is desired (harvest, seeding, truck carting, etc)
Ability to work in or manage a team as well as working autonomously

What’s on Offer:
Multiple housing options on Farm

40 hours p/wk for non-seasonal periods
All overtime paid at flat rate.  Pay: $36 – $45/hr+ (depending on experience)

Work ute provided

*Applicants must be fully vaccinated*
*Applicants must have a legal work permit to be considered*
*Applicants must have the minimum required spray experienced to be considered*

To apply and for further details, apply for this job and attach your CV.

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