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

 

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ONLINE LISTINGS

Jobs Vacant

  • Posted 2 June 2017: Wanted experienced haulout driver for 2017 season, Bundaberg area. Ph.+61 7 41513354
  • Posted 2 June 2017: Haulout Operator required 2017 season, Carmila area. Ph. 0407701298
  • Posted 2 June 2017: Wanted: Experienced Laser Leveller driver for the Tully area, will be required to travel for work.  Lev 1 Pilot Licence required.  Ph. Mario 0429686230
  • Posted 25 May 2017: Wanted: Harvester/Haulout operator must be mechanically minded with some experience. House available Mackay/Calen area for 2017 season. Ph. 0429010996

 

Work Wanted

  • Posted 21 June 2017: Ingham to Bowen – Looking for driving work. HR licence. Will work any hours. Call Paddy on 0427216720 any time.
  • Posted 21 June 2017: Tablelands area - Interested in a haul out job. Limited experience but a fast leaner. Have UD Tractor Licence, HR truck licence (condition B) and white card. Ph. Darren 0429207275
  • Posted 21 June 2017: Experienced Haulout Operator, 5th year, seeking position in Sunshine Coast/Northern NSW area. Experienced with JCB Fastrack & Elevated Tipper, and more. Current open UD licence & HR learners. Ph. 0422351607 or 0412668664 email: marcspropertymaintenance@outlook.com
  • Posted 21 June 2017: Tractor Operator - Seeking employment as haulout driver or other tractor work. Have 2 years’ experience in John Deere & BSM tippers. Non-drinker & non-smoker living in Gin Gin, but willing to travel. Ph. Brady 0466941286 or email Bradylarsen1997@hotmail.com.au
  • Posted 21 June 2017: Cairns area - Job wanted. Tractor driver or any other job. I have tractor driving experience and farm experience. Ph. 0499714806 or email romain.lepretre@gmail.com
  • Posted 8 June 2017 - NORTHERN RIVERS - Looking for a driving job preferably HC truck (Mud Truck). Licences Class 5 open. Experience with Elevated Tipper Trailers and Side tipper truck. 66 years of age. Clean record. Good health. Prefer not to be hard in. Call Michael Hansby on 0407419184 or email startrucker1@gmail.com
  • Posted 2 June 2017: Seeking work for the cane haulout season around the Mackay and Sarina area. I have mechanical knowledge and car licence, not much experience in carting, but am willing and fast learner wanting to give anything a go. Ph. 0427378341 Kierian
  • Posted 26 May 2017 - BURDEKIN REGION - Experienced farmhand seeking full-time work or haulout job for 2017. Keen, honest and reliable hard worker with HR license, forklift license, white card and chemical accreditation. Ph. 0417682797 or 47822064, email John jgreco127@yahoo.com.au
  • Posted 26 May 2017 - Hi! I'm Alice, I'm Italian and I'm looking for a farm job to extend my 417 visa. I'm a very hard worker, energetic, enthusiastic, reliable and motivated. I don't have any farm experience but I've worked more than 10 years in lot of hospitality roles. I'm a quick learner. I would be very happy to join your team! Ph. 0421991042 or email a.gattini@libero.it
  • Updated 26 May 2017 - Seeking a position in the TULLY AREA. Haul out or harvest operator. MC license, White card, LG grader ticket, One season harvester operator Sarina area. Ph. Colin 0458854475 or email: cowdygonefishing@hotmail.com
  • Updated 26 May 2017 - Seeking working in Far North Qld. I am a Fitter and Turner by trade and a Diesel Fitter as well. I have HR truck license. Ph. Andrew 0459692939.  My wife is also seeking work, she is a fully qualified cleaner.
  • Posted May 2017 - Young, keen UK couple looking for work in the 2017 cane crushing/harvest season. Anywhere in Queensland. Manual labour/HGV driver/Crane operator experience in UK. Contact Tommy: Tel: 0459630772 email: t.g.alexander@outlook.com
  • Posted May 2017 - Experienced tractor operator from New Zealand looking for a sugar cane haul out job. Good references looking for something from Ingham to Cairns areas. Haven't done a sugar harvest before but have over ten years operating tractors in all aspects of farming mainly though contracting have nz heavy traffic but will get Australian equivalent if needed. I'm best contacted via email as I have no phone service. e: daniel_oconnell31@yahoo.com
  • Posted May 2017 - I am 30 years old. I am from Spain. I am a experienced HR truck driver seeking cane harvest work. Areas above Tropic of Capricorn. I can do manual labour or driver. Mature, honest and reliable hard worker with HR Open licence, White Card and Transport and Logistic diplome. I have my own car. Resume and references available. e: estebola@hotmail.com
  • Posted May 2017 - We are two French girls looking for 3 month in fruitpicking/fruitpacking which allows us to extend our 2nd year visa. We are available now. We are currently located in Mareeba. We have our TFN and an Australian bank account. We have an international driving licence and 4wd. Contact Fanny 0456663731 e: fanny.leboulch@hotmail.fr  OR Helene 0456663727 e: h.ledirach@hotmail.fr 
  • Posted May 2017 - Seeking work as cane harvester operator/mechanic in any region. Well trained and experienced. Austoft 7700/8800. Can also do farm work. From Mauritius. Ph. +234 08130133648. E: cyrilg57@yahoo.com
  • Posted May 2017 - Motivated 25-year-old seeks farm job. Currently in Cairns but can travel. Have worked on cotton farm in Bourke, NSW and on livestock farm in Augathella, QLD. Experience in irrigation, moving cows, some knowledge as mechanic. Have drivers license and can drive tractor. Available immediately! Call Emiliano 0466692921
  • Posted April 2017 - Genuine, fit, hard-working couple seek cane harvest work. Male: Mechanical experience with heavy machinery, HC truck licence, bobcat, forklift, excavator licences and white card. Female: HR licence and white card. Currently working on rice harvest. Have motorhome. Not soft or sooks, good sense of humour. Call Shell & Bunny on 0476298148 or email shell1976.rb@gmail.com
  • Posted April 2017 - BUNDABERG area: Looking for work in plant breeding, plant disease identification, pest management, soil testing, landscape restoration. Completed Bachelor degree Food & Agricultural Science (Nov 2016). Mature age, seeking work in the BUNDABERG area. LR licence, Agricultural Chemicals Certified, chainsaw, forklift. Resume/references available. Ph 4155 2909 or email kevin.aldcroft@cqumail.com
  • Posted March 2017 - CAIRNS REGION: Driving position wanted in the upcoming season. I have a HC Open licence. Happy to sit MC if needed. Work wanted around the Palm Cove Cairns area. Mature hardworking and reliable. I have experience in livestock driving (NZ) Please call Kirsty on 0401481051

 

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