Harvest Workers - Berry Pickers

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Update day: 19-12-2021

Location: Launceston Tasmania

Category: Agriculture / Forestry / Fishery


Job type: Full Time

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Burlington Berries Pty Ltd at 157 Burlington Road, Cressy TAS 7302, requires 250 seasonal horticultural labourers for the upcoming 2021/22 berry harvest season. You must be able to commit to 6 months minimum work, with the work expected to commence late October/early November and end late May. Start dates will be staggered depending on production.

The work is outdoors and will be physically demanding. Work will include picking strawberries, raspberries and blackberries to the quality standards set by Burlington Berries management team. There may also be some non-harvest duties, such as planting, pruning, weeding, canopy management, tunnel work/maintenance and general horticultural duties. All work will involve reaching above your head and/or bending over for long periods of time. Some heavy lifting is required. This will be a labour-intensive job and work can become repetitive. No previous experience is necessary.

Candidates must be motivated and willing to work at a quick pace, with accuracy. Candidates must be flexible with their work hours and be able to work weekends at short notice. Successful candidates will be required to start early in the mornings on sunrise in a range of weather conditions, working an average of 30+ hours per week. The successful candidate will be offered employment on a casual basis under the Burlington Berries Enterprise Agreement 2019, with the work predominantly being paid per piece rate, NOT HOURLY. The piece rate will change daily in reflection of the job being undertaken.

The applicant must address the following selection criteria in their application:

  • Be physically fit and healthy (physically demanding/repetitive work)
  • Be available to work 6 days a week
  • MUST be available for early starts, around sunrise
  • MUST be willing to work late afternoon/evenings as required
  • MUST be able to work weekends at very short notice
  • MUST be able to work as a part of a team or solo
  • MUST be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • MUST state your right to work in Australia and provide evidence, e.g. Valid Working Visa
  • Commit to 6 months minimum work
  • Demonstrate ability to acquire good speed and to learn manual tasks
  • Demonstrate ability to stand for long periods of time

If you wish to be considered for this role and feel you meet all of the above selection criteria, please apply by sending an updated CV/resume, cover letter, 2 professional references and work rights to.

Please include Berry Harvest Season Team and Job ID number in the subject line. Applications that do not state the Job ID will not be considered for the position. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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