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Tractor Driver

Riverford Organic Farmers

Drive into an exciting career in organic farming with Riverford's friendly team and enjoy a host of benefits including free produce and ample holidays

Overview

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Wash Barn

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In-person

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Expires at anytime

Join the vibrant employee-owned Riverford farm as a vital Tractor Driver, where you'll become part of a welcoming, inclusive team at the picturesque Wash Farm. Riverford is celebrated for its commitment to organic farming and sustainable practices, offering an opportunity to work in harmony with nature while contributing to a healthier planet.

Role Summary:

  • Operate tractors and perform a range of driving and vehicle maintenance tasks
  • Work in a team setting with a self-motivated attitude
  • Partake in additional maintenance duties during quieter winter months

Role Requirements:

  • Proven competency in driving large machinery
  • Full Category B licence or above is essential
  • Mechanical knowledge and experience in vehicle checks and maintenance
  • Pa1 and Pa2 spray certificates, and forklift truck certificates are desirable, training available

Work with us at Riverford, and join a thriving employee-owned business as a Tractor Driver.

  • Be part of a inclusive and friendly farm team.
  • Wash Farm is a beautiful place to work, with lots of great people – and other perks too. Some of our benefits include: 33 days holiday pro rata (including bank holidays), free organic fruit and veg, time and half on bank holidays, and free parking

Salary… 

£13.48 per hour. Overtime is likely in the busy summer months working approx. 10-15 hours’ overtime per week, this is paid at time and a half

The hours…

This is a permanent contract, working 39 hours a week, Mon – Fri with some flexibility to work occasional weekends at busy times.  Hours of work are usually 7am – 3.30 pm, with 30-minute paid break at 10am. Based at Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0JU. Please note we are based in a rural location with no immediate access to public transport and we are not able to offer accommodation, so you must have your own means of transportation to reach the farm. 

What you’ll be doing…

We are looking for a tractor driver who can use their experience and judgment to deliver excellent driving skills and provide high standards of work at all times. 

It is essential that you possess a full Category B licence or above. You will have experience of driving and manoeuvring loaded vehicles in difficult conditions and locations.  Other duties will include vehicle checks, routine maintenance, cleaning, transporting goods and completing the associated paperwork.

Although you will be working as part of a team, you will need to be self-motivated, able to use your initiative and solve problems when they arise.  Ideally you will come to the role with a good understanding of health and safety and always ensure that you operate in a safe and respectful manner around the farm. 

In the winter months when we are quieter, there will be various maintenance tasks on a variety of agricultural machinery and polytunnels.

What we're looking for…

  • Essential to be competent in driving large machinery, with knowledge of setting up and adjusting equipment to achieve the desired standard
  • A degree of mechanical knowledge will be expected
  • Pa1, and Pa2 spray certificates are desirable, along with forklift truck certificates. But training can be provided
  • It is essential that you possess a full Category B licence or above.
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