Tractor Driver

Role: Tractor Driver

Hours: Permanent, Full time, 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Location: Colchester (Farm based, near Colchester)

Salary: £30,000- £35,000 per annum (Depending on Experience)

At VF Recruitment we are proud to work in partnership with one of the country’s leading salad growers. They produce a very recognisable product that we see in regular exemplary supply in our local supermarket chains. Setting high standards, there are 2 openings for experienced Tractor Drivers on a permanent basis to join their successful team.

The Role

 

As a skilled tractor driver, your responsibilities will include, completing maintenance duties, and all general farm task. You will be expected to be able to carry out tasks using farm implements e.g. Spraying, fertiliser, drilling, cultivations, and irrigation, no name a few.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

  • Driving and carrying out regular maintenance on tractors and other agricultural equipment
  • Operate Tractors and machinery safely and efficiently
  • Carry out daily routine checks on vehicles to ensure they are safe to operate, and any faults are reported to the growing manager
  • To ensure that health and safety is always adhered to and that all incidents and accidents are reported to the management team
  • The spraying and fertiliser application on indoor and outdoor crops
  • To assist with the drilling of baby leaf crops both indoor and outdoor
  • To assist with cultivations where required across the farm
  • The setting up and movement of irrigation equipment
  • The movement of agricultural equipment, produce or other items with a tractor or trailer
  • General farm tasks, such as green burning, hoeing, crop cover, sanding and site maintenance

 

Personal Specification:

 

  • Must be hard working and physically fit due to the demand of the job responsibilities
  • Must be punctual wit good time keeping
  • Have the ability to carry out duties unsupervised, in all weather conditions, irregular hours, as required
  • Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of health and safety
  • Must have the ability to follow written and verbal instruction

 

Skills we require:

 

  • Previous experience driving modern agricultural equipment
  • A good level of spoken English is desirable
  • A full clean driving licence
  • PA1 and PA2 are both required
  • Forklift/Teleporter certificates ideal but not essential

 

Excellent salary and benefits are on offer for this role.

 

Interested?

To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application to VF Recruitment.

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All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VF Recruitment.

AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN – YORKSHIRE

Job Type: Agricultural Technician – Yorkshire

Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 depending upon experience Plus company vehicle!

Location: Yorkshire, UK

Job ref: 9667

Here at VF Recruitment, we are helping our clients, a leading family owned Agricultural Dealer, in Yorkshire.

Role

An exciting opportunity, due to continual growth, has arisen at my client’s organisation for an ambitious individual to join as a Agricultural Technician.

You will be given many opportunities to take your own initiative and responsibility, which means you will be partly able to interpret your position and its future perspective yourself.

Aim of the role:

To be the recognised Agricultural Technician for my client’s organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

My clients are responsible for the sale and aftersales support of a wide range of agricultural machinery and products.

They strive to help their customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to perform diagnostics and repairs on agricultural or turf equipment proficiently whilst protecting the departments profitability. This will be from both the depot and at customers premises.

Through your knowledge and experience advise customers on optimisation techniques for their machines and products and services offered. Understand the manufacturers customer care process.

You must comply with all Health and Safety legislation, Company Policies and Procedures, to ensure safety of all staff, customers, and visitors. Complete all reports and administration required for work assignments on time.

Ensure own and company tools are stored neatly and in their correct locations and are adequately maintained.

Maintain a clean workstation, company vehicle, and associated areas.

Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on products and systems and will be provided.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

MUST have a UK driving license, as there will be a need to drive company vehicles and agricultural equipment.

Additional Information:

0800 – 1700 Monday to Friday

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Generous training allowance

Salary package:

£25,000 – £35,000 depending upon experience Plus company vehicle!

This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including:

Regular Salary Reviews

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference.

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.