The Lucas Group
Job Title Post Harvest Manager
Date Posted 11/1/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nuts
Location Bundaberg, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM3161
Job Description

- Exciting new role due to business growth

- Large-scale horticultural enterprise

- Bundaberg, QLD

Our Client

This company is a privately-owned macadamia enterprise with an aim to produce premium nut in shell and kernel for Domestic and International markets through management procedures that are formulated with long-term sustainability in mind.

The company manage 6,000 acres of macadamia orchards in Queensland with plans to double production within the next 10-15 years.


The Post-Harvest Manager will lead the Operations Manager, as well as a group of Sorting Shed Managers and post-harvest research staff, across five sorting sheds located across Queensland.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the post-harvest management of the macadamia nuts is conducted in accordance with best practice procedures and will ensure that quality issues are researched and reported on in an accurate and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage over-all performance of company sorting sheds to ensure operational and quality targets are achieved
  • Prepare operational schedules and coordinate post-harvest activities
  • Manage permanent and casual staff to ensure safety and performance standards
  • Design and implement shed automation (including temperature and humidity sensors, colour sorters and data collection)
  • Guide and supervise post-harvest research projects
  • Identify other quality issues that require attention
  • Generate frequent and up-to-date reports for Directors and General Managers

Skills and Experience

  • Experience managing large-scale fresh produce packing operations
  • Experience managing both casual and permanent teams
  • Logistical skills to efficiently manage packing shed operations
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team leadership skills


  • A current driver’s licence
  • Tertiary qualifications in horticulture, business, supply chain management or similar would be highly advantageous


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 SM3161 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.