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Agricultural Fitter

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Agricultural Fitter

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and reliable agricultural fitter/mechanic to join our Team!

We farm 3000 acres of Top Fruit over Kent, with our workshop based at Bobbing, Sittingbourne.

The role would entail maintenance of our modern New Holland tractors, alongside our Bab and Munkoft sprayers.

The position is available immediately, and look forward to offering a full time, permanent role within our Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of agricultural machinery including, but not limited to tractors, sprayers and trailers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as an agricultural fitter.

Working Hours and Benefits:

  • Full time, permanent position.
  • Workshop based at Bobbing, Sittingbourne.
  • Full training given in business procedures and operating protocols.
  • Pay - rates available upon request.
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum, including Bank Holidays.
  • Fortnightly pay direct to bank account.
  • Regular overtime available.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Access to free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation available if required.

LGV Class 1 Driver (CE).

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LGV Class 1 Driver (CE).

We are currently seeking LGV Drivers (CE) to join our Team at our Hoo depot in Kent.

Position available primarily for LGV Class 1 Driver (CE). 

Suitable applicants would need to be flexible, hardworking, and have good communication skills.

All available shifts include weekends.

Job Description:

  • Various trailer work including, fridge, curtain and container work.
  • Loading/unloading at times using either a fork lift truck or electric pump truck.
  • Ensuring that you adhere to Company Hygiene and Health & Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Full training provided to operate machine/tools required.

Applicants must have:

  • Full clean driving licence
  • Held either a Full Gb, NI or EU Licence to drive a vehicle of the same class for a period of at least 2 years.
  • previous experience of at least 2 years is required in a vehicle greater than 7.5 tonnes.
  • Valid Driver Qualification Card (DCPC).
  • Cat D (PCV) would be an advantage.
  • Fork lift licence would be an advantage.

Working Hours and Benefits:

  • Permanent position
  • Full training given in Business operating protocols. 
  • £12.24 per hour basic
  • £15.30 overtime after 40 hours.
  • Fortnightly pay.
  • Holiday allowance of 28 days per annum including Bank Holidays.
  • Free on site parking.
  • Access to free WIFI at Depot.
  • Free Apples and Pears.

Counterbalance Driver

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Counterbalance Fork Truck Driver

 Counterbalance driving work within the yard and Top Fruit Pack House in Hoo, Kent.

Job Description

  • Loading / unloading containers
  • Checking pallets prior to loading
  • Loading / unloading stores
  • Loading / unloading lorries
  • Loading tipper lorries
  • Feeding the pack house machinery with fruit bins
  • Learn our stock control system – Cirrus (training provided)

Counterbalance Driver's are also expected to:

  • Have great attention to detail
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Monitor equipment performance and report any issues to Management
  • To ensure that all employees working within the production areas always adhere to the Hygiene and Health & Safety policies and procedures

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Full training will be given in business procedures and operating protocols
  • Our packing facility operates 7 days per week, with a rota system in place over 6 days, averaging 50 hours per week
  • Starting pay - £9.03 per hour basic, with overtime after 40 hours paid at £12.21 per hour
  •         Once qualified, pay will increase to £10.08 basic and £12.75 overtime, with further progression possible
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum including bank holidays 
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Regular overtime available
  • Free on site parking
  • Access to free WIFI 
  • Free apples and pears
  • English levels of B1 required.

Accommodation available if required