Join us from October through to January and be a part of a team receiving and storing the grain harvest and delivering it to end use customers in Australia and around the world. We have around 1500 jobs on offer, the majority of which are based at regional sites, and we have some roles available in our laboratory in Adelaide.
A seasonal 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.
Applicants are required to have a medical check before they can be employed which includes a drug and alcohol screen.
A harvest job with Viterra is a great way to travel to and experience new areas of southern Australia while earning money.
People choose to stay in hotels, motels, caravans, camping sites or Airbnbs. Applicants are required to organise their own accommodation and transport however, subject to availability we may be able to assist with accommodation at Wudinna, Lock, Kimba and Rudall, all located on Eyre Peninsula (Western region), we can also help in finding a place to stay in other regions.
The Eyre Peninsula is renowned for its food culture, wildlife and natural beauty. Activities on the peninsula include swimming with sea lions, dolphins and sharks, whale watching, visiting national parks with sand dunes, hiking in the Gawler Ranges and fishing at any of the many coastal towns.
General grain handling roles make up the majority of Viterra’s harvest work. These roles include a variety of tasks, but mainly involve operating site plant, equipment and machinery. These roles are fast paced, hands-on and require working in a team to help safely and efficiently unload grain from trucks and load grain into our storage facilities.
Our Grain Classifiers spend their time in the classification offices at site. They are responsible for assessing the characteristics of grain to determine its grade. To work this out a classifier performs tests to find out traits of the grain such as moisture, protein, test weight and screenings. Classifiers also manage food safety by checking the grain for contaminants. This is the first point of contact for our customers and the role involves lots of interaction with them.
This role suits people who have a strong eye for detail, computer data entry skills and can work under pressure. Specialist training is provided and a Senior Classifier is present to oversee the process and offer support and help.
Bunker operations revolve around the bunkers that store grain on site. These roles include safely operating equipment to unload grain from trucks, fumigating the grain to prevent pests and directing traffic. Bunker Operators ensure the bunker ground sheets are in place, and the bunker is progressively covered with poly tarps, this role involves a lot of teamwork to complete tasks.
Weighbridge operators are responsible for weighing trucks on arrival and again before it leaves to work out how much grain has been delivered, and recording the weight into our computer system. This customer-service oriented role suits people with good communication, accuracy and computer data entry skills.
Supervisory roles are suited to people experienced in leading a team and or working in an operational environment. A Supervisor will oversee and assist with the completion of tasks while ensuring safety is always the highest priority. Strong communication skills are required for this role.
Located in our central laboratory in Thebarton, Laboratory Grain Analysts assist with the general examination of grain accepted into Viterra sites using various tests and machinery. The role also involves reporting on related grain analysis and other requirements of the laboratory. This role suits people who have a strong eye for detail, can pick up processes quickly and a prior knowledge of grain commodities is preferred. Specialist training is provided and the role is overseen by a Laboratory Technician.
People who apply for a harvest role are asked to select the groups they would like to work for.
Our groups are made up of a few sites within the same area, the group with the most sites is Tailem Bend group which has six sites.
Each group has an Operations Supervisor who looks after all sites within it.
We have a group structure as it ensures we can provide a high quality, flexible service for our grower customers and creates more work opportunities for our employees.