Applications for harvest roles with T-Ports are open and have now expanded to include up to 20 roles based at Kimba, in addition to those at Lock and Lucky Bay, bringing the total to 80 jobs.
This follows the announcement that T-Ports is expanding its operations on Eyre Peninsula, with a new bunker site at Kimba to be ready for harvest 2021.
Indoor and outdoor harvest roles at the three locations will suit people from diverse backgrounds, age groups and experience.
T-Ports pays above award and industry rates and provides training and full PPE. Successful applicants who need to relocate for harvest work may qualify for government incentive payments.
Chief Executive Officer Kieran Carvill said working at T-Ports would suit people at all stages of their working lives.
“Harvest jobs at T-Ports are ideal for uni students and school leavers to grey nomads and anyone in between who is keen to earn good money and gain invaluable experience,” he said.
“Whether you’re starting your working life, re-entering the workforce, or seeking a career change, at T-Ports you can learn transferrable skills such as teamwork, customer service, and occupational health and safety, and gain confidence in using a range of equipment and programs. Many of our harvest casuals have gone onto full time permanent employment with us over the years.
“We’re really pleased that from this coming harvest, we can offer those opportunities at our new site at Kimba, in addition to Lock and Lucky Bay and we look forward to welcoming back many of our returning harvest workers.”
Kara-Lee Rofe started working at T-Ports as a harvest casual in October 2019 with no previous experience in the grain industry. She is now a permanent full time grain storage hand and Authorised Officer at the Lucky Bay site.
“T-Ports has provided me with a range of skills in all areas of operations and I work across different areas of the business from one day to the next,” she said.
“I love working at T-Ports because it’s a fun environment and every day is different. The company is only going to expand its operations with time, so the learning experiences and job opportunities will expand too.”
T-Ports’ harvest jobs are available in three broad areas: general labour, grain sampling, and Authorised Officer roles.
“In harvest roles, you will work with our close-knit team at Kimba, Lock or Lucky Bay in partnership with local grain producers, businesses, and communities,” Mr Carvill said.
Using the latest transhipment infrastructure and technology, T-Ports provides an alternative method of storage, handling, and shipping for grain, in contrast to the traditional model of permanent silos and deep- water ports.
“We’re an innovative company by nature and that approach is reflected in all aspects of our operation,” Mr Carvill said. “Our people are our greatest asset and key to our future success.”