MJ & SC Collins has a core team of full time members of staff. However, as an ever expanding business - there may often be times when we are seeking skilled individuals to join the team. This is predominantly on the agricultural side of the business, but occasionally we require staff for the commercial property sector as well.
Should there not be any current vacancies, please do not hesitate to contact us and register your interest. We will always store suitable applications and in the event of a position becoming available, we will get in touch.
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Harvest Casual Labour
Work will primarily consist of carting grain from our Claas Lexion 770 to our grain stores using John Deere 6R tractors and 18t trailers. In addition, you will be responsible for weighing in and allocating grain before filling the stores using our Claas Scorpion 9055 telehandler. During the busy campaign you will also be required to carry out other tasks to include compost carting & spreading, ploughing, rolling and hedge cutting operations until our autumn workload winds down.There may well also be the opportunity to carry out some drilling in the autumn.
Both positions require attention to detail and the natural desire to achieve exacting standards in challenging conditions. You will need to be able to work both autonomously and within a small team during the busy season to make the most of every opportunity the weather provides us with.
In return we offer competitive rates of pay, training and the opportunity to be involved with the mechanics of a large, progressive farming operation.
Operating a fleet of John Deere tractors ranging from 200 to 650hp you will work within a team of 4 to help carry out all activities on the farm throughout the farming calendar. During the winter we focus on machinery & estate maintenance; this involves putting all our equipment through the workshop and carrying out ditching, hedge planting and hedge cutting. We also stockpile 5000t of compost ready for spreading during harvest.
The busy spring period involves fertiliser application using our KUHN AGT 6036, land drainage using our own trenching equipment and cultivations & drilling for the 300ha of sugar beet and soya. Depending on the rotation we also irrigate sugar beet and, in extreme circumstances, some of our cereal area.
For the harvest & drilling campaign you will be involved with the primary cultivations and drilling operations working closely with the other member of the cultivation team using Lemken & Vaderstad equipment.
You will have specific responsibilities at each stage of the farming calendar and will be part of the whole process from planning to delivery during your placement term.
This position requires attention to detail and the natural desire to achieve exacting standards in challenging conditions. You will need to be able to work both autonomously and within a small team during both quiet and busy times of year to make the most of every opportunity the weather hands us.
In return we offer competitive rates of pay, tailored individual training & development packages and the opportunity to be involved with the mechanics of a large, progressive farming operation.