T-PORTS Careers

Our people are our greatest asset and key to our future success.

T-Ports four business pillars are safety, innovation, customers and integrity. We pride ourselves on the service we offer grower partners and industry customers and we are committed to doing this in a safe and efficient manner at all times.

T-Ports is seeking staff with an outstanding attitude and exemplary performance to be part of our team.

You will consistently drive for the safest and most efficient outcomes while contributing to a tight-knit team who enjoys their role and supporting local communities.

Harvest Recruitment

An exciting opportunity exists for seasonal workers to join the newest storage and handling project on the Eyre Peninsula at T-Ports’ Lock and Lucky Bay bunker sites.

About T-Ports:

The Lucky Bay project features country bunker storage sites at Lock and Lucky Bay with approximately 500,000 tonnes of capacity, steel silos at port with approximately 24,000 tonnes of storage, port receival and loading facilities, and a bespoke transhipment vessel with a capacity of 3,500 tonnes.

T-Ports is offering seasonal harvest workers a great team environment, above-award and industry rates, assistance with coordinating accommodation, training and PPE.

About you

To be considered for casual employment with us during harvest, you’ll need to:

  • Be available to commence work with us from September through to January 2020-21
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or hold a valid work visa
  • Be capable and willing to work in an outdoor and shift work environment
  • Be willing to undergo a company paid pre employment medical and drug screen
  • Previous grain/cotton harvest/storage & handling experience is preferred but not essential
  • Have a sense of enthusiasm, enjoyment and strive to offer a high level of customer service

About the work

Harvest employment will run from October 2020 to January 2021, depending on seasonal conditions. There are three main areas of work available at T-Ports sites:

General labouring - drive over hopper stacker operators, tarp crews

  • Monitor and direct the flow of grain from trucks onto the grid and into the bunker
  • Ensure a clean work area, high level of customer service and monitor machine capability.
  • Lay ground sheets and place bunker tarps over the grain bunker.
  • Operate equipment including, drive-over hoppers and other mobile equipment

Grain sampling

  • Provide a high level of customer service to our growers and carriers
  • Operate automated grain probes to collect samples from trucks.
  • Classify grain samples to ensure they meet industry quality standards.
  • Data entry to validate grain quality and derive specific grades of grain.
  • Maintain a neat and tidy work area


Authorised Officers

  • Inspect grain to ensure it meets Australian export quality standards upon vessel loading

Please read the FAQs to determine your suitability in applying for this position.

How old do I have to be to apply?

You must be at least 17 years old as at 1 October 2020.

How will I be contacted after I submit my application?

You will receive an automatic reply letting you know your application has been received. Following this all communication will be via email or in some instances via text or phone call. It is important that you keep an eye on your emails and your junk/spam folder for any correspondence regarding your application.

How does T-Ports select its harvest casuals?

The final selection of harvest casuals is based upon several factors including the grain season, experience, and commencement date, ability to attend training, ability to secure own accommodation, preferred site and preferred position.

What are the hours of work like?

Hours vary from day to day and will be dependent on the harvest conditions and weather. Shifts can be anywhere from 4 hours up to 12 hours long and in some cases working 13 days out of a 14-day period. As we operate 7 days a week, this includes working on weekends and public holidays.

How much will I get paid?

Your hourly rate will depend on the position you are appointed to and the level of experience you have. Your hourly rate of pay will be confirmed to you upon offer of employment.

Do I get paid for the training that I attend?

Yes – if you satisfactorily complete the required training.

When does the harvest season start and finish?

Generally, the season starts between mid-October and mid-November. Harvest work is dependent on many factors for example, weather and grower timing of harvesting. Start and finish of harvest work may vary each year.

How do I work at the same site as my friend/partner/family member?

There is no guarantee that we can place you together, however when you are completing your application ensure you nominate the same site as your friend/partner/family member and note their name in your application.

What should I bring when I go to site?

Our Lock site is very isolated, with the closest supermarket being 80 kms away and food deliveries to town occurring
only twice weekly, the essentials include:

  • Food – those staying at Lock, will need enough for two weeks
  • Personal hygiene items 
  • Water and a water bottle
  • Steel toe cap boots
  • Long pants (for work)
  • Sunglasses
What PPE will T-Ports supply me with?
  • Long sleeve hi-visibility tops
  • Sun hat
  • Hard hat (if required)
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Face masks
  • Sunscreen
  • Safety vest, and
  • Any other task specific PPE requirements to ensure your safety
Is accommodation available?

Yes at our Lock site, however, this is limited. You are required to investigate and source your own accommodation prior to applying and accepting a position with T-Ports.

Who do I contact if I have further queries that are not answered here?

Please email employment@tports.com.

Unlimited Master – South Australia

 T-Ports are currently seeking expressions of interest  from highly motivated, experienced Unlimited Master Mariners to join our casual marine crew at Lucky Bay, South Australia.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Unlimited Master (STCW) issued by AMSA
  • Valid AMSA Certificate of Medical Fitness
  • Must have Work Rights in Australia
  • MSIC or the ability to obtain an MSIC.

To be eligible for a role, applicants will be willing to reside on the vessel in Lucky Bay, South Australia while the vessels is in operation. (home port)

Smaller swings are being offered to assist with work / life balance.

To register your interest please complete the application form.

Incomplete applications will lead to your application not being processed.  To avoid this please ensure you complete the application processes in full and upload your full resume and a copy of your unlimited masters qualifications.

Register your interest