Harvest Grain Plant Assistants

Location
Bedfordshire & Leicestershire
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
25 Jun 2021
Closes
23 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Harvest Grain Plant Assistants
Leicestershire and Bedfordshire - Bedfordia Farms

 

Temporary contract: July – mid to late September 2021

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.  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 Services Team from the beginning of July to September 2021. One to be based in Leicestershire and the other in Bedfordshire.

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 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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