About the industry
The Mango industry is the Territory’s largest horticultural sector and represents around 40% of Australian mango production. It’s worth more than $88 million to the NT economy and employs over 2,500 people during the peak season in October and November
About the opportunity
This is your chance to be part of a critical NT industry. Work hard, make new friends, learn new skills and earn great money through the season.
Pickers, packers and labourers - No prior experience is necessary. Full training will be provided by farmers who are committed to growing skill capability in the NT. Transferrable skills that may assist your transition into this industry include: prior work in fruit picking, packing of fresh produce, repetitive factory or production line work, processing work, hot work, general labouring, working outdoors, farm work, manual handling.
Machine operators / Truck Drivers – there are opportunities for truck drivers (LR, MR and HR), tractor drivers, forklift drivers and EWP operators. Relevant tickets/licences are required for these roles.
There are also opportunities for applciants with
Machinery maintenance/operations - skills eg. oil change, common service, pre-start checks as well as those with horticultural experience and/or qualifications.
Hours of work:
The harvesting season lasts for approximately 6 weeks which involves …
- 6 days per week
- Start time from 5.30am - 10am depending on role. Average 7.30am - 5pm
- Up to 10 hours per day
- Around 60 hours per week
- Hourly rate of pay (not piece rate) - rate depends on any qualifications and experience
- Full time for 10-12 weeks
- Some casual work available
- Please note that the weather may affect hours worked from day-to-day.
There is opportunity for high performers to continue working throughout the year and into the next year’s harvest too.
It’s not all about the money either – fruit picking is a great way to meet new people and make new friends and networks!
Do you have what it takes?
We won’t tell any lies, Mango picking is hard and hot work, but the rewards are great for those who are up for the challenge, and you can make really good money in a short period of time!
Successful candidates will:
- Be keen and willing to work hard – there are only 2 months to get the fruit picked, packed and off to market!
- Have a great attitude and be willing to learn
- Enjoy working in a team
- Be reliable and punctual and dedicated to the job for the full 2 months duration
- Hold manual drivers licence and own transport or ability to get to work
- Be flexible with time and nature of work; understanding that work can be affected by weather and other factors.
- Be local to Darwin/Litchfield or Katherine regions (preferred) or be willing to relocate for the duration of employment
- Have some prior industry experience or transferrable skills (preferred but not essential)
- Have adequate English literacy, for your safety at work
- Be available to attend and information session, and interview, and on-farm trial in the coming days/weeks.
- Be suitably fit and healthy and willing to participate in pre-employment checks including medical assessment and possible drug and alcohol testing.
CELOTTI WORKFORCE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in strength through diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive, respectful and fair working environment; encouraging applications from women, Aboriginal Australians, and people of all backgrounds and beliefs to apply for our positions.