Cleaner - Insect Farm at GOTERRA

Environmental Services, Other, Hume, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Posted 24 days ago

Goterra is a Canberra based Ag-Tech startup company looking for Cleaners to join our production team working at our insect farm in Hume. We have a number of casual positions available with opportunities for ongoing employment as we expand operations. If you're looking for a positive and engaged workplace with satisfying and meaningful work, this could be the opportunity for you.

Our Cleaners assist in the daily cleaning and maintenance of the insect farm, which is housed in an indoor warehouse environment. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Clean and maintain production facilities and equipment (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, hosing, cleaning ceiling vents, etc)
  • Carry out heavy cleansing tasks e.g. removal of deceased insects when window cleaning
  • Washing dishes e.g. loading empty insect trays into dishwasher
  • Clean and maintain equipment e.g. dishwasher, humidifiers
  • Laundering PPE and overalls
  • Notifying any occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs to the Production Supervisor
  • Assist in stocking and maintaining supply rooms


At Goterra we love what we do. We work hard, and we have fun doing it! We need energetic and enthusiastic team players who take pride in their work, can be relied on to get the job done, are comfortable working in a farm environment, and don't mind getting their hands dirty.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in a cleaning or similar role
  • Be able to handle heavy equipment and cleaning equipment
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of cleaning chemicals and products
  • The ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Be able to complete tasks on time with minimal supervision
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Digital literacy skills - a smartphone is required as we use apps for communication and task management

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Please note to be eligible for this position you must have a valid driver’s licence, reliable transport, and unrestricted work rights in Australia


What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast moving startup environment, with people who believe in what they’re doing and are aligned in mission and purpose
  • Above award pay rates plus learning and development opportunities
  • A diverse and multidisciplinary work environment in a team doing exciting and ground breaking work
  • The chance to make a real impact, stopping one of the leading causes of climate change, every day. Literally, we’re doing it right now, as you read this

Goterra is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, veterans, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disability, to apply for our roles

This position will close on Friday May 20th 2022 or earlier if we receive a high volume of suitable applications