Tractor Driver / Harvest Operator

We are a privately owned farming business, operating across the scenic Eastern Vale of York and into Ryedale. As well as farming, we supply potatoes to supermarkets and the crisping potato industry through our packhouse at Dunnington and our storage facilities near Pocklington.

We are currently growing 550 Ha of cereals and sugar beet and a further 250 Ha of potatoes for the processing and fresh potato sectors. The farm also has a small herd of pedigree cattle. We have an ongoing investment programme, regularly updating our fleet of modern tractors and potato equipment.

Alongside this existing operation, we have expanded our potato growing operation by 360ha, and as a result we have an excellent opportunity to join the team at our newly established base at Duggleby, Malton. From here we are producing seed to supply to our grower base, as well as prepack potatoes for our packhouse.

Reporting to the Seed Potato Production Manager this role will involve all aspects of potato production, from planting through to harvesting as well as out loading stores in winter. The right candidate will need to be diligent and have an eye for detail. Experience operating potato planters and harvesters would be preferable, although training could be given to the right individual.

We are a family business with high standards, strong values and a positive culture. We take great pride in our work and producing quality crops for our customers. If you’re enthusiastic, self-motivated and enjoy a varied workload, this will be the role for you. This is a great opportunity to learn about potato production, and what happens beyond the farmgate.

The ideal candidate:
• Telehandler and counter-balance qualifications would be an advantage, but training will be offered.
• Needs to be capable of working to a high standard as either part of a team or lone working.
• A motivated individual, with a positive and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude.
• Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Workshop skills would be advantageous.
• A full driving licence is essential.

How to Apply

We can offer an excellent package and earnings potential to attract the best. To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to:

Joe Weston
R S Cockerill (York) Ltd
Providence Business Park
Stamford Bridge Road
York
YO19 5AE

or E-mail: joe.weston@cockerill.co.uk

Mobile: 07740 488121

No agencies please.

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