Two Harvest Grain Plant Assistants + Grain Laboratory Assistant

Location
Bedfordshire & Leicestershire
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
01 Apr 2021
Closes
29 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Two Harvest Grain Plant Assistants – Bedfordshire and Leicestershire Bedfordia Farms

Temporary contract: July – mid to late September 2021

Bedfordshire Farm

Bedfordia Farms is located in Milton Ernest, North Bedfordshire producing farm assured combinable crops from 2,400ha of land, using high levels of technology to maximise output in an environmentally sustainable way. The arable business has a commercial Grain Store with capacity for 27,000mt of cereals and oilseed rape.

Leicestershire Farm

Bedfordia Farms also manage a 1,000ha arable farm producing wheat, barley and beans situated in Stoughton near Leicester.

The Role (for both locations)

We are seeking two harvest grain plant assistants to work alongside our Grain Team from the beginning of July to September 2021, one at our Milton Parc (Milton Ernest) site and one at our Stoughton (Leicester) site.

Assisting in the day-to-day operation of the grain plant, which is capable of in-taking wheat at 300 tonnes per hour (tph) and out-loading at 160 tph. The plant has a new dryer with the facilities to dry at 140 tph.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a detailed understanding of the storage and monitoring of combinable crops.

Mechanically minded and experience of operating a tele-handler and other general farm equipment is preferable.

The role would mainly include sweeping and shovelling up grain, cleaning the grain silo, tipping trailers and taking drier samples. It will also include working at height and in confined spaces. Farm safety training will be given with the possibility of forklift training for the right person.

The ideal candidate will be very hard working and willing to get stuck in. It is not essential to have any previous farming experience but it would be desirable.

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Grain Laboratory Assistant – Bedfordshire Bedfordia Farms

Temporary contract: July – mid to late September 2021

In addition, over the harvest period (July – mid to late September 2021), we are also looking for someone to join our Grain Laboratory Team as a temporary Grain Laboratory Assistant at Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire.

The Role

Our TASCC accredited Grain Testing Laboratory has facilities to analyse all of the major on-farm characteristics of wheat, barley, oats, beans and oilseed rape, enabling us to match quality to end user requirements. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience of grain quality testing and specifications, using modern grain lab equipment.   

Must be flexible to work long hours during harvest; have the ability to learn and replicate simple processes, and to work in a logical and methodical manner. Must work well as part of a small team and have good communication skills.

To apply for any of the three roles, please send a CV and covering letter to Joanna.doyle@bedfordia.co.uk

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