AgField Services has an exciting opportunity for an Orchard 2IC to join the team. Based on the doorstep of Darlington Point NSW, this is a hands on role, supersvising the operations of an 870ha almond orchard.
The main focus of the role will be to assist with the day-to-day management of all operations to a high standard so that the farm operates safely, efficiently and cost effectively.
You will be responsible for the hands on coordination and supervision of staff and contractors to drive operational efficiencies, timeliness and quality. Your duties will include staff training, roster coordination, chemical inventory duties, record keeping and team supervision duties. You will work proactively to contribute to workplace safety and will work closely with other senior team members to promote tree health and maximise yield potential of the trees.
Due to the nature of this role a degree of flexibility and overtime is required, including some weekend work and attending site when operations require urgent attention. Accordingly, the successful applicant will be well remunerated with a competitive salary package, including the provision of a comfortable house on site, utilities and vehicle.
Located on the doorstep of Darlington Point, Huddersfield offers a prime location for access to local provisions, whilst being in close proximity to Griffith, NSW. There are also several options for children’s schools in the area, including Yanco Agricultural High School and St Francis De Sales, both offering weekly or full-time boarding.
This is an opportunity to work with a wonderful team within a growing and dynamic business. You can expect the personalised and supportive workplace of a family business alongside the professionalism and opportunity offered within a corporate environment.
- Must reside on site
- 3+ years experience in agricultural or horticultural operations
- Willingness to travel as required
- Driver’s licence
- Chemcert qualification
- Staff supervision experience
- Ability to be flexible with hours of work including overtime and weekend work
A generous salary including accomodation, vehicle and phone to be negotiated, commensurate with applicant experience.
AgField is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself on a diverse and growing workforce.
Please provide a cover letter that addresses your suitability for the role along with your CV and references via the link below. Any inquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Applications for this role close COB Monday 29 January 2024.