The Lucas Group
Job Title Farm Hand Machinery Operator
Date Posted 5/1/2018
Area/Specialty AG MACHINERY/Operator
Location Emerald, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id KS2984
Job Description

- Full-time position

- Attractive remuneration package

- Emerald QLD


This well-established family-owned and operated horticulture company take pride in their management practices, strong clear lines of communication and high-quality produce. The company has a long-established reputation for quality, being one of the largest producers of citrus and table grapes for both domestic and export markets.

Located in Central Queensland, Emerald has a population of 16,000 people and is well serviced with six primary schools and three secondary schools, both public and private as well as the Central QLD University and Agricultural college. Emerald Airport is serviced by QantasLink, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Alliance Airlines.


The Farm Hand Machinery Operator will operate diverse plant and equipment across the company’s citrus division and provide in-field support across the irrigation and planting team as required.

The role will encompass operation of:

  • Tractors and trucks, size ranging from 100-300hp
  • Slashers, fertiliser spreaders and airblast herbicide sprayers
  • 2.5t forklifts, Manitou forklifts
  • Afron saw hedgers
  • Backhoe excavators
  • Tipper trailers

Skills and Experience

  • Experience operating and maintaining a range of agricultural machinery (essential)
  • A current unencumbered drivers licence with a reliable form of transport (essential)
  • Experience operating in a large-scale horticultural enterprise (highly regarded)
  • Knowledge of GPS guided systems and truck, HR or MC licence (highly regarded)
  • Current ChemCert (highly regarded)


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

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Kelly Stihec on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number KS2984 or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.