Our team of assistants help the Suncrest Orchard team to manage the harvesting and transportation of fruit to the packhouse.
The earliest positions start in early / mid-November with the final team members starting in late December / early January. Work goes through until the completion of the cherry export season which is generally late January / early February.
Duties can include setting up blocks before a harvest crew enters, assigning trees, weighing/scanning buckets, field quality checks, checking trees, loading trailers, clearing blocks after harvest crews have been through, assisting with irrigation and transporting fruit to and from the packhouse.
Payment & Hours:
Payment is by hourly rate and if you work until the end of the cherry export harvest season, you are eligible for an End of Season Bonus.
Work generally starts at 6.00am and daily hours are generally 7 - 9.5 hours although wet weather can interrupt work.
We guarantee a minimum of 32 hours of work per week.
You need a good level of fitness, good communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team.
Experience with quad bikes / 4WD motorbikes is an advantage, as is experience with backing trailers and staff supervision.