Hi my name is Mark Hales i finished grade 10 at newtown high school at age sixteen
I went to huonville and worked as a fruit picker for two months, then was upgraded to tractor work and spraying and pruning.I done this job for three years.I then moved backed to hobart and commenced work running a transport for Firkins transport wich also involved quoting customers and some truck driving. I worked there for four years,now aged twenty two.I then had an opportunity to work in fruit and veg wholesle wich i thought would be a good career as i was just starting a family. this job was with Devlaun p/l and was with that company for fifteen years,after my first six months i was promoted to hobart manager and held that job for period employed.
I then moved on to another fruit and veg wholesaler Stokes and hammond in aa managerial roll were i worked for seven years and got involed with quality assuurance programs and bannana ripening. After twenty two years in fruit and veg i deciced to go back to transport were i was employed for 5 years before that company sold out . I have current heavy combination and heavy fork truck licence and heaps of experience.
learned orchid spraying for different fruits. learned to prune aplles pears aricots peaces ect. learned to deal with customers in all aspects of transport and price quoting.become southern buyer whilst with Devlaun buying and supplying fresh fruit and veg to all Coles supermarkets statewide.pacipitated and passed lots of courses and traning from staff management to quality assurance.learned to ripen bananas and tomates in specialy designed rooms.went from mediud rigid right through to heavy combination realy enjoying driving. also spending some months at a time running transport yards and all aspects of logistics.
Mar 2004 - Oct 2009
Education & Training
Jan 1973 - Dec 1976
Licenses & Certifications
|Valid From:||17th May 2011|
|Valid To:||17th June 2013|
fire arms licence
|Issuer:||service tas / tasmania police|
|Valid From:||3rd July 2009|
|Valid To:||3rd June 2012|
licence to perform high risk work
|Valid From:||10th July 2008|
|Valid To:||7th July 2013|