A variety of packing roles are available in the Packhouse at Yarck, including cherry sorting, scale operating and carton preparation. Come and work with a diverse team of dedicated people.
Join our team as a Grader Operator at Koala Cherries, where you'll be a vital part of our cherry packaging process. The choice to specialize in defect detection, logistics, or both, making this role accessible to a diverse range of individuals. We provide comprehensive on-the-job training and continued support for your success.
1. Utilize optical grading machinery and software to categorize cherries based on size, colour, and quality.
2. Using computer software to monitor and control the flow of cherries through the packing area.
3. Maintain communication with packing teams, supervisors, and quality control to optimize coordination and fruit quality.
- Good computer skills with a willingness to embrace and adapt to new technologies and processes.
- Problem-solving abilities and adaptability to changing situations.
- Positive attitude and a commitment to teamwork.
Quality Control Technician
Quality control technicians are needed in our packhouse and orchards. Duties include testing and assessing cherries, identifying defects, and communicating these to management and other staff. Records are entered into our software program, so good computer skills and a high level of attention to detail are crucial to this role.
Cherries are picked by hand by pickers wearing picking buckets and climbing ladders to reach the fruit, so a good level of health and fitness is essential for this role. Cherry pickers are paid per lug. Cherries are picked from daybreak to ensure picking finishes for the day before the afternoon heat hits. If you’re fit, healthy and love working outdoors, we want to hear from you.
The PDA Operator role involves scanning picker ID cards from lugs into our software program. Working accurately and being good with numbers is key for this role.
"This is my third season working in the packhouse. I sorted in my first season and am now a punnets supervisor. It's great meeting people from diverse backgrounds. This is a good opportunity to commit to a job for a short period (cherry seasons are very short- less than three months), learn new
skills and experience different things."
"I've worked in the packhouse since
November in quality control - helping assess
and solve problems with cherry quality. I love meeting people from all walks of life and training people to sort cherries. My advice to others considering seasonal work is 'Do it!'. You have to learn quickly because it's such a
short season but it's lots of fun."
"I've worked here as a cherry packer, ensuring the packaged product consists of premium quality fruit, since the start of the season. I have made lots of friends and it has been a nice work environment; I feel safe secure and well supported. To others considering seasonal work I strongly recommend it, give it a go!"