Viterra recruits up to 2,000 harvest casuals each year at sites across South Australia and western Victoria from October through to January (subject to site location and harvest) with full training provided. We accept registrations of interest throughout the year in preparation for our harvest period.
A range of roles are available for our harvest casuals including general grain handling, bunker operations, weighbridge operations and grain classification.
- A range of roles involving some customer facing activities
- Supervised team environments
- Role based training
- Uniforms and personal protective equipment required for the role
- Possible opportunities to travel with the harvest and work across regions
A casual harvest role with Viterra may entitle you to extend your stay with an Australian Working Holiday visa (subclass 417 subject to length of harvest and conditions as set out by the Australian Government). We accept and encourage applications from those that are travelling to Australia under an Australian Working Holiday Visa.
Application open dates
- Western region – Monday 2 July 2018
- Central region – Monday 2 July 2018
- Eastern region – Monday 2 July 2018
- Laboratory – Friday 27 July 2018
- Adelaide – Friday 17 August 2018
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- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone the Viterra Service Centre
- Local: 1800 018 205
- International: +61 8 8304 5094
Everyone is really welcoming. It was all brand new to me but there’s
a range of diﬀerent jobs you can do and training is provided.
Dean Matthews, former harvest casual
General grain handling roles make up the majority of Viterra’s harvest work and include a variety of tasks using site equipment and machinery to help unload grain trucks. These roles are hands-on and work in a team.
Bunker operations include a variety of tasks around the bunkers that store grain on site. This involves safely operating equipment to unload grain trucks, handling bunker ground covers and tarpaulins, and directing traffic.
Weighbridge operators weigh grain trucks when they arrive and again before the truck leaves the site, recording the data for each load. This role suits people with good communication, accuracy and computer data entry skills.
Grain classification includes assessing the characteristics of grain to determine an appropriate grade. This role suits people who have an eye for detail, computer data entry skills and can work under pressure. Specialist training is provided and a Senior Classifier oversees this area.
Supervisory roles are available for people experienced in leading a team in an operational environment. Strong communication skills and a focus on workplace safety wil be required.
Service centre operators provide excellent customer service to Australian grain growers by providing accurate information in a call centre environment.
Laboratory grain analysts assist with general testing of Viterra commodities, reporting on related grain analysis and other requirements of the laboratory.
*Applicants are required to have a medical check before they can be employed which includes a drug and alcohol screen.
Successful applicants will be required to organise their own transport and accommodation.
Employment may assist in gaining second year Working Holiday visa (subclass 417).
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