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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Diverse Arable Operator
Due to family circumstances, one of our operators is moving on so we are seeking to recruit a new Arable Operator to join our team of 4. You will have a wide range of responsibilities throughout the year which will include the following;
• 360 excavator operation using a JCB JS160 for a range of estate work & compost stockpiling.
• Grain carting using Fendt 724 & 18t grain trailers.
• Compost haulage & spreading.
• Secondary cultivations & relief drilling with Fendt, John Deere and Vaderstad equipment.
• Relief spraying using our 36m Agrifac Condor Endurance.
• Gravel cart operation.
• Relief trenching using our Mastenbroek 30/20 trencher.
• Drainage & Irrigation infrastructure maintenance.
• Equipment & Machinery maintenance.
• Slug Pelleting & Avadex spreading.
• Organisation & maintenance of PPE, wearing metal stocks and workshop facilities.
The successful candidate will be resourceful, enthusiastic with a can-do attitude who can work well both within a team and autonomously. Whilst training can be provided it is expected that the successful candidate will have a range of workshop experience particularly with welding and autoelectrics as well as PA1, 2 & 4 and Rough Terrain Forklift certificates. In return we offer a competitive salary, bespoke training packages with annual appraisals and the opportunity to be involved with the planning and running of a diverse and busy farming operation. We are a business that encourages our staff to develop and take ownership of various projects throughout the year.
To find out more about this exciting and challenging role please visit our website and Facebook page. Alternatively, please call our Farm Manager John Haynes for an informal chat in the strictest of confidence.
To apply please send a covering letter with CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form below.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will start in the New Year with a month’s hand over period with our outgoing Operator.
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.