Job Company: Howe Farming Enterprises Pty Ltd
Job Location: Mareeba, Cairns & Far North QLD
Job Type: Casual/Vacation
Howe Farming Group is a second generation family owned company. Tom and Yola Howe began growing tobacco and vegetables in the early 1950’s in Bilwon, located just outside of Mareeba, Queensland. In 1975 the family purchased the Home Farm at Chewko Road, Walkamin. After the completion of his Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honours in 1976, their eldest son Dennis Howe took the reigns of the family farm, and with the help of his siblings built the small family business into the diverse enterprise Howe Farming Group is today. In 1979, Howe Farming commenced growing avocados and by the early 1990’s, were share farming peanuts throughout the Tablelands. The first bananas were planted in 1996 and coffee in 2000. Today, Howe Farming Group own numerous farms strategically located across the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland. The group employs over 450 staff including seasonal workers, and has grown to become the largest private employer on the Tablelands. The business is owned by Dennis and his 3 sisters – Christine, Geraldine and Bernadette, and maintains a corporate structure. Their brands include: Bananas with Altitude, Avocados with Altitude & Coffee with Altitude. Farm Labourer Job at Howe Farming
Howe Farming Group strives for continued growth through innovation, diversification and the highest level of risk management. Farm Labourer Job at Howe Farming
In 2016, Dennis was awarded the Australian Farmer of the year – Award for excellence in technology & Farming Legend of the year.
Howe Farming Enterprises Pty Ltd grows a variety of crops on several farms located near Mareeba. Howe Farming works under a high level of WHS procedures and a COVID-19 safe plan. We are currently looking for farm labourers both locals and working holiday visa holders.
We are currently looking for 40 seasonal farm labourers for upcoming crops – growing and harvesting season. Work will commence to help grow and harvest bananas and other crops. Note that all positions will be out in the field in the open paddocks.
- Field positions
- Days count toward 2nd & 3rd year visas
- Team members are expected to be available for a minimum three to nine month period.
- Due to the high physical demands and regular periods of hot and humid weather in Far North Queensland (FNQ), team members need to be work-fit and self motivated. Our Organisation conducts regular drug and alcohol testing to ensure a high level of WHS is maintained by all team members. Successful candidates need to be team players who can work efficiently and accurately.
- Wages will be paid at standard casual award rates under the Horticulture Award and paid under an Enterprise Agreement. Average minimum weekly hours will be exceeding 30 hours per week.
Intended Start Date: 18th September
**Note only successful applicants criteria will be contacted**