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Welcome to CANEGROWERS' careers section. Become part of Australia’s dynamic sugarcane industry.

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

OPTION 1

Click here to download a form which you can fill out and email back to register your interest

OPTION 2

Click here to send us an email of your job classified which we will post below

OPTION 3

Click on this link to find map of sugarcane growing areas and a listing our local offices servicing each of those areas. 

 

ONLINE LISTINGS

Jobs Vacant

  • Posted 23 Sep 2016 - CARMILA AREA - Haulout operator required 2016 season. Ph: 0407 701 298
  • Posted 26 July 2016 - OAKENDEN - Contractor wanted to harvest and plant small cane farm.  07 4958 5224 or 0428 575 787.
  • Posted 4 July 2016 -  SARINA AREA - Seeking experienced harvester driver. Please contact Craig Keating 0412157679
  • Posted 1 June 2016 > CAIRNS AREA- Tractor driving and general farm duties as well and bin hauling, Mulgrave . Ph: 0429 057 530
  • Posted 29 March 2016 > CARMILA AREA - Haulout Operators required 2016 season. Phone 0407 701 298 or 07 4950 2279
  • Posted 8 Feb 2016 > Harvester driver.  Prefer experience.  Bundaberg/Avondale Area.  Ph: Charlie on 0413 698 922.
  • Posted 2 Feb 2016 > WANTED Harvester operator for billet planting, flexibile hours if needed. Herbert River area. Ph 0418 784 020 or AH 4777 4262
  • Posted 2 Feb 2016 > WANTED Sugarcane harvesting bin driver req for Condong mill area NSW - harvesting, mechanical & management skills an advantage. Full-time position for 2016 season & beyond with prospect of future full-time harvester driver position and management.  Applications by 29 February 2016 to jschiller1@bigpond.com
  • Posted 20 Jan 2016 > HERBERT AREA - Haul-out operator required for billet planting. Ph: 0418 784 020 or after hours (07) 4777 4264
  • Posted 8 Jan 2016 > Full time farm worker required for Mt.Ossa near Mackay : Successful applicant will be required to assist in Sugar cane haul out and harvester maintenance, Sugar cane cultivation, planting and spraying, machinery maintenance and general farm work. The position guarantees 38 hours per week throughout the year with extended hours during the crushing season. The position carries an attractive wage rate, flexible rostering ( dependant on crushing commitments) and a great lifestyle mix of work and family time. For more information phone 0488 742 594

 

Work Wanted

  • Posted 23 Sep 2016 - Wanting sugar cane to cut 2017 season. Ph: 0411 811 768
  • Posted 16 August 2016 > MACKAY / BLOOMSBURY / WHITSUNDAYS REGION - Seeking haulout work, willing to travel. Own reiable transport. forklift experience, HR licence, UD licence. Past cane haulout experience. Reliable, hard working and honest. Please phone 0415 864 848 or email legendarydaddy86@gmail.com.
  • Posted 12 August 2016 > BURDEKIN REGION - Experienced farmhand seeking full-time work or haulout job. Keen, honest and reliable hard worker with HR license, forklift license, white card and chemical accreditation. Ph: 0417 682 797 or email John jgreco127@yahoo.com.au
  • Posted 26 July 2016 > CAIRNS REGION - Seeking work in the cane industry. New to the area. Honest, reliable, hard working, loyal. Very safety conscious, very willing to work long and flexible hours. Contact Graham on 0478 099 579
  • Posted 2 August 2016 > MACKAY AREA - Seeking work. Haul out driving experience. Mechanical fitter. Call 0428 984 666
  • Posted 26 July 2016 > MACKAY & PROSERPINE REGION - harvesting contract wanted. Ph: 0429 840 029.
  • Posted 14 July 2016 > MACKAY AREA -   Ex-cane grower work in the farming industry.  Have experience in all aspects of cane growing and harvesting. I have HR UD licence, loader, backhoe, grader, tractor, dozer and forklift tickets. I'm flexible, reliable and live locally. Please phone David Dahms 0428 387 600
  • Posted 12 July 2016 >  MACKAY REGION - Seeking employment - haulout operator, station hand, earth works, cattle work, fencing, heavy vehicle and machinery mechanic. HR license, LF ticket, UD license, white card, confined space, working at heights, mdg25, experience but no tickets with operating loaders, bob cats, posie tracks, tractors and up to 30 tonne excavators, im available to start immediately and relocate if it's needed. Ph: Ross on 0400 939 023
  • Posted 12 July 2016 > MACKAY REGION - Seeking work. Licences - HR, C Class, Loader, Excavator, Moxy dump truck, Tip truck. OH&S cert. Experienced hydrolic fitter. Ph: 0488 271 013 or email jantzentoni@gmail.com. Weekend work wanted
  • Posted 12 July 2016 > MACKAY - Looking for any weekend work hauling or carting, have the required licenses. Phone Toni 0488271013
  • Posted 12 July 2016 > CAIRNS AREA - Interstate driver seeking seasonal work - tractor driving,bin hauling or general farm work. Staying at Fisher Falls - Tony 0425716718. *I have bad phone reception at house but can receive texts. If unable to get though, please send a text and I will return call as soon as possible, thanks.
  • Posted 12 July 2016 > BLOOMSBURY AREA - Seeking work in the cane industry. Have cane hauling experience. UD and HR licence. Reliable and keen to start immediately. Just relocated to the region with family. Ph: 0403 916 887
  • Posted 7 July 2016 > MARYBOROUGH AREA - Seeking work. Sugar cane hauler. Got MC license. Driven road trains. Line haul.interstate. Les Myers 0488298808/ email. lesanddixie@hotmail.com
  • Posted 1 July 2016 > GATTON AREA - Seeking work for cane harvest season. Will work for reasonable rate. Ph: 0450786641
  • Posted 1 July 2016 > CAIRNS REGION - Hardworking German with HR licence looking for hauling job for the sugarcane season. Reliable white card. Living permanent in Cairns. Phone: 0487937145 or michaelsteinmaier@icloud.com
  • Posted 1 July 2016 > ANY REGION - Seeking tractor driver position for the cane harvest. Have extensive experience operating tractors and farm machinery. Have own car and license. Looking for a position anywhere in QLD. Phone Basile on 0431 930 775 or email lelong.b@live.fr
  • Posted 17 June 2016 > ANY AREA - Seeking work as cane harvester driver and/or farmhand. I am from Mauritius and well experienced in the cane industry. Available to travel to Australia for work any time. Have previously worked in Mackay area driving cane harvesters. Ph: +230 590 297 03
  • Posted 15 June 2016 > PROSERPINE AREA - Seeking cane farm work, have many years experience on cane farms as farmhand, slashing, bit of irrigation work and other general duties. Looking for work during the crush or all year round. Have also done building and concrete labouring. Keen to give anything a go. Fit and reliable worker with license and own car. Gavin Farrell 0467174388: 
  • Posted 9 June 2016 > HERBERT RIVER / TULLY AREA - Seeking farm / haulout / billet planter work. Over 16 years experience in the cane industry. HR License. Ph: 0498 008 268 oremail johncristaldi69@gmail.com
  • Posted 6 June 2016 > AYR - Seeking causal  work operating a dozer. I have been operating dozers for about 20 yrs. I have a MC license. Ph: 0409 260 139
  • Posted 30 May 2016 > MACKAY AREA - HR truck , forklift licenses, reliable , own transport ready to work . Ph: Dean 0428 865 566 or deanwalker6@bigpond.com
  • Posted 25 May 2016 > ANY AREA - Seeking haulout or HC truck driver job for 2016 season, have HC, forklift, front end loader, moxy dump truck, white card tickets. Mechanically minded & very reliable, hard worker with good work history, will travel any area for work. Ph Rosco 0418140706 or email bigdaddyrosco@outlook.com
  • Posted 23 May 2016 > MACKAY/SARINA - Seeking haulout / farm work for 2016 season. I have basic skills but very willing to learn and can pick things up quickly. I am a qualified diesel fitter. I also have my own car /licence and accommodation. Ph Shawn on 0428399344
  • Posted 19 May 2016 > MACKAY AREA - Seeking work as  haulout driver or tractor work. Experience in the mining industry. Grew up on a farm and know how to work the field up. Call 074969 5588 or 0407 572 713 or email rdgs6@hotmail.com
  • Posted 18 May 2016 > GIRU/BARATTA AREA - Seeking cane haulout position for 2016 season. Qualified Fitter, have haulout and cane industry experience. Ph: 0437 342 017or email cg1974@hotmail.com 
  • Posted 17 May 2016 > MACKAY / PROSERPINE: Seeking work as a haulout driver. Keen to learn and learn fast. Also a trade qualified boilermaker. Ph: 0400 795 757
  • Posted 17 May 2016 > MACKAY AREA: Seeking  work for the 2016 season, diesel fitter by trade but have had 1 year of hauling out and 4 years of tractor experience, undertaking spraying, slashing and cultivating fields. I have my P2 , UG , forklift license and in the process of doing my MR and HR. Also have my own transport. Ph: Dylan on 0448 618 584
  • Posted 12 May 2016 > BURDEKIN / AYR REGION - Seeking harvest/haulout work for the 2016 season. Experienced MC quad truck driver, delivery driver, semi-trailer mechanic/fabricator, refrigerated haulage, interstate MC driver, general freight haulage. Ph: 0429 392 391
  • Posted 12 May 2016 > PROSERPINE - Seeking work for 2016 season. Have previous haulout experience, as well as agricultural cultivation work. Safe all round operator with extensive truck driving and haulage experience and civil / mining plant operations. Ph: 0418 136 565
  • Posted 10 May 2016 > ANY AREA - Looking for a job as a harvester or tractor driver. Farm work experience in Australia and overseas. Pls call 0455741955
  • Posted 10 May 2016 > MACKAY AREA - Seeking employment in the 2016 cane harvesting season or labouring in the Mackay region. I have white construction card, blue card, welding and fabrication experience, full drivers license and own vehicle, fast leaner, phone Robert on 0474204430
  • Posted 28 April 2016 > MOSSMAN/BABINDA/TULLY/BURDEKIN - Looking for cane haul out position for 2016 harvest, have farm experience on Atherton Tableland, good work ethic, Open C class license. Nicholas Ph 0473561692
  • Posted 20 April 2016 > PROSERPINE AREA – Seeking work, apprentice boiler-maker, 3 years experience with Extreme Mining Services. Ph: 0409 104 459
  • Posted 15 April 2016 > ANY AREA - Cane harvester mechanic seeking employment. Three years experience in the field. I am a class one journeyman. Contact me on matangajosiah@gmail.com
  • Posted 13 April 2016 > HARWOOD NSW >  Looking for farm, harvesting or crushing work. Contact Gary 0421 411 832
  • Posted 13 April 2016 > TULLY/INNISFAIL - Qualified mechanic & diesel fitter with farm and cane crush experience Contact Parrish 0427 450 552
  • Posted 13 April 2016 > MACKAY/SARINA AREA - Experienced elevator bin haulout driver, qualified mining engineer, have done planting, irrigation and general farm work and equipment maintenance. Contact Riaan Ph 0473 530 050
  • Posted 13 April 2016 > PIONEER VALLEY / MACKAY AREA - Seeking haulout work for the 2016 season. Many years experience as a cane grower and haulout operator.  I hold all relevant licenses. Contact Ross - 0458 596 502
  • Posted 12 April 2016 > SARINA/MACKAY AREA - Seeking position as haulout operator for 2016 cane season. Experience with elevated bins and roll on - roll off. Ph: David on 0427502148.
  • Posted 11 April > MACKAY AREA - Free service to remove feral pigs. Fully insured, with proven refs available. Within 2 hour of Mackay. Ph: 0424 281 964
  • Posted 11 April > CASSOWARY COAST - Looking for haulout work, quick to learn with bobcat and front end loader ticket, reliable. Contact John 0488 381 365
  • Posted 11 April 2016 > INNISFAIL AREA - Seeking work. Have HR(b) license, forklift license. Over 23 year driving experience. Live locally in Innisfail. Phone 0474 441 169 or email: dn0770@yahoo.com.au
  • Posted 30 March 2016 > Seeking harvest job for the 2016 season. No sugar cane harvest experience, but willing to learn. Have experience driving tractors /trucks and some plant equipment. Currently driving interstate truck, HC licence. Boiler maker by trade, mechanically minded, willing to give anything a go. Currently live in NSW, but willing to move anywhere in QLD. Phone Sam - 0467 234 963
  • Posted 29 March 2016 > AREAS NORTH OF MACKAY - Seeking haul out position for 2016 season. Have completed various harvests, possess HR licence and extensive experience on trucks, dozers, loaders, tractors and plant equipment. Very mechanically minded, mature and committed. Please call Peter on 0481 752369.
  • Posted 22 March 2016 > NSW/SEQ region: Seeking work for 2016 cane season. Current MC, forklift, bus and coach, heavy vehicle  licenses. Grain tipper, fertiliser sand and quarry experience.  Ph: 0428 129 807
  • Posted 18 March 2016 > NSW-Harwood - Experienced and licenced heavy rigid plant operator and driver seeking work in NSW. Has farming experience Available immediately Stephen 0403 143 980 swlamph@gmail.com
  • Posted 18 March 2016 > Experienced farm worker looking for position for 2016 cane harvest season Bundaberg-Cairns Available immediately Michael 0439 874774
  • Posted 18 March 2016 > HERBERT-BURDEKIN Ex Queensland Nickel workers looking for cane haul out work - very keen. Contact Angie 0422 510 128 abramwell1@me.com
  • Posted 11 March 2016 > MACKAY -  Seeking position on cane farm for the upcoming crush as a chaser bin operator or truck driver in the Marian area, but willing to travel. I have extensive tractor/ machinery experience from Fergies to Case 550s, involving all ground prep, planting spraying and harvesting of many types of crops. I have a MC open along with forklift loader, excavator and bobcat tickets. I am honest, reliable and don't mind doing the hard yards. Would love a full time position if possible. Ph: 0407 933 522
  • Posted 11 March 2016 > MACKAY - Seeking hallout work in the Mackay and Valley areas. I have 4 years experience hallout - roll on roll off - and elevator tipper. Also have front-end loader and bobcat tickets, and Mc licence. Ph: 0439 459 480
  • Posted 11 March 2016 > Seeking in the cane industry. Have extensive experience in grain and cotton harvest and silo work. Have a MR licence, front-end loader, bobcat, bunker work and D.O.H Stacker / Slinger operator. Ph: 0456 878 366
  • Posted 1 March 2016 > TULLY-MOSSMAN (incl TABLELAND) Avail. for immediate start for farm work & 2016 crushing season. Raised on cane farm and experienced in ground prep, planting, harvesting and maintenance. Qualified mechanical fitter with HC licence able to use backhoe, skid steer, loader and forklift. Have own transport & caravan accom. Ph Craig 0456 095 868 or email sandzee60@gmail.com
  • Posted 29 February 2016 > BURDEKIN AREA - Seeking haul out or  farm hand work in the Burdekin. Have many years experience, MC license, reliable and punctual. Phone Brian 0400559258 or email holdonman@msn.com
  • Posted 23 February 2016 > BURDEKIN - Seeking work as a Harvester or Haul out operator , have many years experience driving both, have HR license, GPS experience, own vehicle can provide own tools, trade qualified Boilermaker phone Dan on 0424243461 or email Bilby81@yahoo.com.au
  • Posted 16 February 2016 > Farm manager seeking a job to grow cane and manage the day to day duties of a cane farm. Please call 0456 977 181 email deon.barnard@mail.com
  • Posted 12 February 2016 > INGHAM / AYR / TULLY AREA - Seeking haulout position. 11 years experience - including driving 5 tonne side tippers, 8 tonne carta tippers, 14 tonne carta tippers and powerhauls 8 tonne tippers. Have a UD licence. Ph: 0478 701 097
  • Posted 12 February 2016 > MACKAY AREA - Experienced harvester operator seeking full time position. Experienced in all aspects of harvesting and farming. Ph 0437 673 367
  • Posted 11 February 2016 >  Seeking haulout position for the 2016 cane crushing season in Ingham or Mackay regions. 4 years experience in the cane industry, UD licence, available immediately. Mature age with high work ethic, I pride myself on being punctual and reliable. I have accommodation and my own transport. Please call Shaun 0431546104
  • Posted 10 Feb 2016 > HARVESTER CONTRACTOR available for 2016 cane season - Tully/ Innisfail/ surrounding district.  Looking for farmers interested in smaller Group (80,000 tonne max). 0418 183 58
  • Posted 10 Feb 2016 > Cane to cut for 2016 season in Farleigh, Pleystowe and Marian areas. Compatible prices. Use double 6t side tippers. Ph 0438598239
  • Posted 2 Feb 2016 > NSW-BURDEKIN Seeking haulout job for 2016 season, one year experience, HC licence and can drive other plant. Have transport and willing to travel to large group 50,000T+ Jake Bayne 0456 637 179 Bayne110991@gmail.com
  • Posted 1 Feb 2016 > CAIRNS-BURDEKIN WANTED, haulout jobs for the upcoming 2016 cane season. I have a HR license, forklift license, first aid certificate and white card. Contact Troy Phone 0438692742, or email nadaboab@yahoo.com.au
  • Posted 18 January 2016 > MACKAY - Harvester operator seeking permanent position. I'm located in the Mt Ossa area of Mackay but willing to commute to other areas for the right position, have had many years exp in all aspects of cane farming and am also a qualified boilermaker. Ph: 0437 673 367
  • Posted 15 January 2016 > TULLY / INNISFAIL AREA - Harvester operator, haulout operator or farm hand. Qualified fitter and turner, little experience in a harvester (wheel & track) experienced in hauling cane and farm work, quick learner and reliable. Ph: 0417 284 140
  • Posted 14 January 2016 > WALKERSTON AREA - Seeking stick-planting position & willing to train carting cane this year on my day’s off, work 7on 7off
    Live in Walkerston. Very reliable. Phone 0428 072 301

 

WHAT JOBS ARE NEEDED

 

Below are the types of harvest jobs available.  Iff you are looking for training in the agricultural sector click here to download a pdf of courses available through the Australian College of Agriculture >

Cane Haulout Operators
There is currently a very high demand for seasonal haulout operators throughout all sugarcane growing districts.
This is a great opportunity for enthusiastic career minded workers. You will need to be passionate about your work and able to work in a team environment. The harvest season is a dynamic period of up to 24 weeks – usually between about June and December – and is dependent on crop production.

Experience in machinery operation will be an advantage but not essential. The ability to learn quickly and remain focused on operating and maintaining cane haulage vehicles is of paramount importance. Licence requirements are listed below.

Cane haulage vehicles include tractors and trailers, infield transporters and trucks. Harvesting crews generally comprise a harvester operator and two or more haulout drivers working together to harvest and deliver sugar cane from the field to a designated delivery point for transportation by the local sugar millers to the factory for processing into raw sugar.

Employees need to have a good work ethic and able to work under general supervision, competently operating vehicles hauling cane and servicing, maintaining, minor repairing, adjusting cane haulage vehicles and equipment are the typical tasks.

Record keeping of the grower’s cane harvested and delivered is an important task requiring accuracy.
Working in conjunction with fellow harvesting crew members and following enterprise guidelines, policies and safety procedures ensures proficient and effective working arrangements.

If you are the holder of a current Queensland Transport UD or HR drivers licence and are skilled and enthusiastic with a strong commitment to working for the 2012 harvest season, please use our menus above to register your interest with

  • A local office in the area you are interested in
  • Our online jobs noticeboard
  • Or contact a recruitment agency

LICENCES

Licence requirements for cane haulout drivers are:

  • HR (Heavy Rigid)
  • UD (undefined)
  • HC (Heavy Combination) or
  • MC (Multi Combination)

Heavy Rigid (HR)
How to obtain a Heavy Rigid (HR) licence:

  • Cost for learners licence is $19.15 - apply to local Police Station to complete the Learners test.
  • Cost for full HR licence is $44.95 – but the course which must be completed is around $2500

UD (Undefined)
Courses for UD licences are run regionally.
The next training is scheduled in:
Mackay  |  Call 07 49442614 for information