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Irrigation Leading Hand at Olam
Irrigation Leading Hand
Darlington Point, NSW
Do you have an understanding of and / or interest in large-scale irrigation systems?
Are you looking to take the next step in your career in agriculture?
2 x permanent full-time positions available
We seek applications from internal and external candidates for the role of Irrigation Leading Hand to be based at the Kerarbury Orchard near Darlington Point, NSW.
The role of Irrigation Leading Hand is critical in supporting sustainable tree growth and production of the Almond Orchard. In this position you will work closely with the Irrigation Controller and be responsible for day-to-day irrigation operations and have the autonomy to implement irrigation programs suitable to the farm. This role also has a significant “hands-on” aspect and will see you monitoring soil moisture and maintaining the farm’s irrigation equipment and infrastructure.
Reporting to the Irrigation Controller you will:
Assist in training Orchard Technicians in irrigation and maintenance program requirements
Liaise with contractors to ensure time lines and scoped works are conducted
Assist in monitoring and managing the efficient and timely delivery of water and fertilizer to the orchards
Maintain irrigation equipment and ensure the servicing and repairs of the irrigation system is carried out in a timely manner
Identify and report wet areas and undertake corrective measures
This is an ideal role for someone who enjoys ‘hands on’, fast paced work, has the ability to think on their feet, troubleshoot and can lead a team.
To be considered for an interview you must have:
A great team attitude
A strong safety mindset and track-record
Be hardworking and
Be eager to learn new skills.
Previous experience working on a farm where you have gained an understanding of drip irrigation systems, system design and function will be highly regarded.
Only Australian based employees with full work rights need apply.
You must be confident of passing our pre-employment medical / drug screen as we have a zero tolerance policy to drugs.