Mango season has a wide variety of roles on offer for both skilled and unskilled workers. The Western Australia harvest starts in October, with Queensland and the Northern Territory commencing in November. The season usually runs for 4-6 weeks, with some mango farms harvesting for almost three months and the last of the work completed by February.
Picking mangoes can be hard and hot work, with temperatures often averaging 30°C and above. Some farms harvest their mangoes by hand, whilst others use a pole that can take some time to master. Some of the jobs include:
- packers and labellers
- pallet controllers
- dispatch operators
- bin runners
- harvest-aid drivers
- forklift operators
- water truck drivers
- water boy/girl.
You’ll need to have an excellent work ethic and be free of mango allergies, skin sensitivity or colour blindness. It’s very important you commit to working the entire season and are physically capable of performing long hours picking outdoors, or grading, packing and stacking in the sheds.
A successful mango harvest requires a positive team attitude amongst a group of workers who understand the importance of keeping themselves and their colleagues safe at all times. Those with previous experience in mango or citrus harvests are urged to apply, along with people equipped with forklift and truck licences.
If you meet the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you:
- physically fit and able to work extended hours and flexible shifts
- able to pass all drug and alcohol tests
- high level of English communication skills
- free from skin sensitivity, colour blindness and mango allergies
- heavy rigid truck licence (or higher) and front-end loader licence are highly favourable
- committed to the whole season
- enjoy a busy environment
- are a team player
- hold a driver’s licence
- dedicated to keeping yourself and your team members safe.
At Agri Labour Australia, we aim to make the employment process seamless for both job seekers and employers. We pride ourselves on being more than just a recruitment agency, and our consultants are on-hand to deliver expertise, advice and support whenever you need it. Here’s what else you can expect when you join Agri Labour Australia:
- Pay rates starting at $25.42/hour, with higher hourly rates offered to returning and highly skilled workers
- connections with more work, as our team provides opportunities to travel with the harvest from Western Australia to the Northern Territory and Queensland.
- the chance to watch videos of your work environment, so you can get an insight into your day-to-day tasks
- ongoing support – you can talk to your recruiter regarding any issues or questions you may have at any time throughout your placement.
Agri Labour Australia is totally committed to ensuring the safety of all our staff, and all successful applicants are required to participate in inductions, training and pre-employment education so they’re equipped with the necessary safety knowledge and appropriate skills prior to starting work. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be carried out prior to harvest and randomly throughout the season.