Job Details

Forklift Operators - Almond Processing Facility

Job Type: Casual
Location: Mildura VIC
Salary: $25.00 - $26.00 per hour + shift loading and overtime rates
Start Date: ASAP


Agri Labour Australia is an award-winning Australian company with clients in every State and Territory. Proudly representing major agribusiness, large primary producers, rural operators and local farmers – we are more than a recruitment agency. Founded on our firsthand knowledge of the land and dedicated to the ongoing success of our client’s businesses and our candidate’s careers, you can rely on us for expertise, advice and support.

Job Description

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified and ticketed Forklift Operators to fill any upcoming vacant roles in the 2019 Almond Season in the Almond Processing Factory located on the outskirts of Mildura, Victoria.

This is a challenging and fast paced environment. Working as a part of a team, your role as a Forklift Operator will require to ensure smooth and safe operation of the forklifts. You’ll need to be diligent in following strict operational procedures to foster a safety-conscious environment. With the factory operating 24h per day you will see yourself working 12 hours shift on a structured roster of 2 day on, 2 night on, 4 days off. Experience with shift work and willingness to work night shifts will be highly regarded. Where possible, candidates will be offered additional shifts across the processing plant.

Your Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience in efficient forklift operations and hold current Australian Forklift License. Forklift roles within the factory are varied and tasks range from transporting almond bins to loading and unloading of trucks, while also undertaking various fixed plant machinery & labouring tasks. With a generous hourly rate, applications are competitive, and positions are granted based on merit, previous skills and experiences. To be successful in your application, you will need to be a proactive and a keen team player, you will be flexible, reliable and foster a ‘can do’ attitude.

To be considered for the role, it’s important you can address the following criteria:

  • Current Australian forklift licence
  • Proven experience in safe and efficient operations of a forklift
  • Professional references to support the above
  • Be flexible with requested tasks
  • Willing to work day and night shifts
  • Committed to the entire season (approx. six months)
  • Have good level of English
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Able to pass pre-employment medical/drug and alcohol test
  • Own transport – preferred

Please note -This is an extremely dusty work environment and therefore not suitable for anyone with asthma or dust allergies.

Agri Labour Australia are only accepting applications from candidates who can commit the entirety of the season. As an employer we pride ourselves on our positive corporate culture and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking for a long term and stable role with consistently good hours and the benefit of downtime to explore the beautiful state of Victoria.

If you believe you’re a great fit for the role, click ‘Apply Now’ and forward us your most up to date resume and current Australian forklift license. Due to the large volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Key Job Info

  • Start: ASAP
  • Pay: $25 – $26 per hour + shift loading and overtime rates
  • Duration: 5-6 Months
  • Stable work opportunity with 12h shifts
  • Attractive Mildura location
  • Opportunity to work with an international agriculture organisation
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