The Lucas Group
Job Title Orchard Operations Manager
Date Posted 5/1/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nuts
Location Renmark, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM2938
Job Description

- Mixed horticultural enterprise

- Leadership opportunity

- Riverland, SA


This privately-owned 450ha riverfront property is based in the Riverland of SA planted with 130ha of wine grapes and young almonds. To manage the continued development and capital works program, the business is seeking an experienced Orchard Operations Manager to provide leadership and manage all day-to-day operations.


As the Orchard Operations Manager you will implement industry best practice in managing the annual orchard/vineyard operations plan to achieve sustainable production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor and manage permanent and casual staff
  • Develop, implement and manage irrigation and fertigation schedules
  • Establish efficient and effective spray programs
  • Ensure all machinery and equipment are regularly maintained and operating procedures adhered to by all staff
  • Ensure capital works are completed within specified time frames

Education and Experience

You will be driven and demonstrate excellent leadership skills to plan, organise, identify, and problem solve within a team environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential whilst almond orchard and wine grape management experience is a pre-requisite.

Ideally you will have post secondary qualifications in horticulture with previous experience in the management of a horticulture enterprise.

Excellent computer skills are needed with experience in Microsoft Office, irrigation and EnviroSCAN software being highly desirable.

Mechanical aptitude and machinery operation experience with tractors, spray rigs and harvest equipment is essential.


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 SM2938, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.