Tractor Operator


Location: Gympie Region Based + Travel

Job Type: Fulltime 38hrs+

Expected Start Date: November 2020



K&S Contracting primarily provides silviculture and weed control services to forestry, and local government clients.  

We have a position available for a tractor operator in the Gympie region, the role is primarily vegetation slashing with some weed control and fire duties

The successful applicant must -

  • Be self-motivated with the ability to work in changing environments including roadsides, plantation forest and steep terrain

  • Have demonstrated experience in tractor operation in similar conditions listed.

  • Be physically fit with the ability to pass a medical clearance and fitness testing for fire duties

  • Pass pre employment drug and alcohol testing along with regular random testing

  • Available to travel as required

  • Implement our certified safety, quality and environmental practices

Duties Include:

  • Slashing

  • Weed spraying by tractor and some manual

  • Maintenance of equipment

  • Hazard reduction burning and wildfire response




Below qualifications are desirable, training will be provided to the right applicant.

  • Medium Rigid drivers licence

  • Conduct tractor operations

  • White card

  • ACDC Licence

  • Implement traffic management plans (formerly traffic management level 2)

  • Fire crew member / crew leader



  • Minimum 2 years experience slashing or rural machine work

  • Experience operating in forestry plantations (desirable)

  • Maintenance of machinery



  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or in a team.

  • Ability to operate field devices for mapping and daily reporting


Applications open: 19/10/2020 Applications close: 02/11/2020


Applications are to be submitted via email to

Please include CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria.

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