The Lucas Group
Job Title Senior Maintenance Manager
Date Posted 8/24/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nuts
Location Piangil, VIC
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM3079
Job Description

- Leadership role

- Large-scale horticultural enterprise

- Piangil VIC


This company has approx. 1,400 hectares of almond orchards in Piangil and are responsible for implementing the orchard management function on behalf of investors. Their well respected and engaged almond consultants and contractors utilise modern harvesting equipment, irrigation infrastructure and almond growing techniques and the company has a well-equipped workshop.


Reporting to the Orchard Manager, the Senior Maintenance Manager will plan, schedule and ensure the completion of the orchard maintenance programmes to maximise productivity and ensure safety in the work place.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, manage and implement annual orchard machinery maintenance programmes
  • Develop, implement and maintain an orchard procurement, stock control and warehouse plan
  • Oversee repair work performed on orchard machinery and equipment
  • Assist with the preparation of the maintenance and orchard operational budgets
  • Authorise all work undertaken by external service providers
  • Maintain a safe working environment, ensuring all WHS policies and procedures, training and quality assurance programs comply with legislation and best practice

Skills and Experience

  • Experience managing successful maintenance programs and schedules in demanding circumstances such as during the harvest period
  • Experience working with professional personnel, workshop systems and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience of activities associated with large horticultural maintenance and operational programmes
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and cooperatively in a team environment
  • High level of organisational and time management skills
  • Proficient level of computer, recording and reporting skills


  • Mechanical Diesel Trade qualifications are highly desirable but not essential
  • Driver’s Licence
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Forklift Licence


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Malik on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number SM3079, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.