The Lucas Group
  
 
Job Title Irrigation Controller
Date Posted 5/14/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nuts
Location Boundary Bend, VIC
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM2951
Job Description

- Global, industry leading company

- Career progression opportunity

- Boundary Bend VIC

Company

This company is one of Australia’s largest almond growers managing over 12,000ha of orchards in the Sunraysia region with a strong plan for future growth. They are an integrated agribusiness and an industry leader operating in 70 countries.

Position

The company presently seeks an Irrigation Controller to oversee the day-to-day irrigation operations of the almond orchard and to assist the Orchard Manager to implement irrigation programs to optimise sustainable growth and production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement irrigation programs to optimise production of the orchard
  • Plan, monitor and manage efficient delivery of water and fertiliser
  • Oversee and implement the maintenance of orchard irrigation infrastructure
  • Maintain and record all irrigation and fertigation events, power and water usage
  • Develop operational budgets for irrigation and infrastructure maintenance programs
  • Liaise with key service providers to meet company requirements
  • Ensure Irrigation Technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated

Skills and Experience

  • Hands-on knowledge of drip irrigation systems, design, and an understanding of programmed maintenance of irrigation infrastructure
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience working in a large-scale horticultural enterprise
  • Sound problem solving and communication skills
  • A practical approach, with the ability to organise and supervise field staff
  • A current Chemical Users Certificate and unencumbered car drivers licence
  • Previous experience in the production of almonds or other nut varieties (desirable)
  • Post-secondary qualifications in irrigation, horticulture or agriculture (desirable)

Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package inclusive of accommodation and company vehicle 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 SM2951, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

THE LUCAS GROUP