||Please refer to the below for
information regarding working with Cutri Fruit:
Fruit picking is strenuous and physically
challenging. It isn't suitable for all people, but
anyone who is motivated and in good physical
condition can pick fruit.
Fruit is picked according to colour and size
specifications set by management.
Picking runs from the start of November through to
mid-March, although the exact starting and finishing
dates vary from year to year.
All employees need to provide a tax file number and
Australian bank account details. Payments are made
once a week (Friday morning) directly into personal
bank accounts. There are no payments by cash or
What you need to bring
1. Long-sleeved, light cotton shirt
2. Broad brimmed hat
3. Well-fitting, non-slip, covered footwear.
4. Long pants or long shorts.
6. Plenty of drinking water
7. Your own food and drinks.
Occupational Health and Safety
Before starting work, new employees are given
information about safe work procedures. Detailed
information about sun protection, ladder safety and
tractor safety is provided and it is expected that
employees adhere to these directives and work in a
safe and responsible manner.
As part of this process, employees must advise
management of any pre-existing injuries.
During the season we have several positions
available for packing fruit, which involves visually
assessing quality of fruit passing over conveyors
and separating good fruit from blemished or
misshapen fruit. Fruit grading is less physically
demanding than picking, but it requires
concentration and long periods of standing.
A significant amount of training is given to new
packing employees, and therefore the minimum period
of work available for grading positions is 4 weeks.