The Lucas Group
Job Title Head of Maintenance and Operations
Date Posted 10/5/2018
Location Northern Gulf Region, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL3151
Job Description

- Senior management role

- A leader in sustainable energy and horticulture

- Northern Gulf region, SA


A leader in sustainably grown fresh produce, this company’s first commercial greenhouse was completed in 2016. It runs a remarkable operation relying on solar thermal energy, steam generated power and water sourced from an onsite desalination plant to produce high-quality greenhouse crops. This company aims to be the consumers preferred fruit and vegetable producer, while championing the production of healthy food in an environmentally conscious manner.


Reporting to the General Manager, the Head of Maintenance and Operations will be responsible for managing a team of engineers, in addition to, overseeing the operations and maintenance of all energy and water systems components for the plant and the glasshouse. The maintenance and operations teams will be working with high pressure boiler systems, specialist turbines, control systems, PLC’s, and high voltage electrics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Energy / Power Island asset performance
  • Greenhouse and Packing Shed asset performance
  • Safety and compliance within the Operations and Maintenance teams
  • Cost control and budgeting for Energy and Water Systems
  • Development of preventative maintenance systems
  • Whole site asset management, statutory compliance and governance


  • Strong operational experience in processing, power, large marine or industrial facilities
  • Team management, WH&S and talent development
  • Power generation, boiler operations, water systems and control systems
  • Equipment optimisation and delivering cost effective maintenance plans
  • Thermal energy systems and electro-mechanical process plant and water infrastructure
  • Understanding of pack house and packing line operations, repairs and maintenance


Tertiary qualified in an engineering discipline with business acumen and commercial skills or relevant experience at a senior level.


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

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Geoff Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL3151, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.