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Irrigation Controller
Wandown Orchard
  • Work for the second largest grower of Almonds globally
  • Great opportunity for career advancement
  • Competitive salary on offer 

Are you an expert in irrigation and do you enjoy the fast-paced, hands-on nature of farm operations?


We currently seek applications for the position of Irrigation Controller at our Wandown Orchard in Victoria.  


The Company


Olam is a global leader in the supply chain management of agricultural products and food ingredients with 47 different products across 16 product platforms in 70 countries.  Within Australia we cut across several commodity areas including Edible Nuts, Cotton, Pulses and Dairy.


The Role


The role of the Irrigation Controller is critical in optimising sustainable tree growth and production of the Almond Orchard. In this position, you will be responsible for overseeing the day to day irrigation operations and have the autonomy to implement irrigation programs suitable to your 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 Orchard Manager you will:

  • Ensure that Irrigation Orchard Technicians on farm are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that irrigation and related maintenance programs can be accomplished
  • Liaise with contractors to ensure time lines and scoped works are conducted
  • Plan, monitor and manage efficient and timely delivery of water and fertilizer to the orchards
  • Maintain irrigation equipment and coordinate timely servicing and repairs of the irrigation system
  • Identify and report wet areas and undertake corrective measures

This is an ideal role for someone who enjoys ‘hands on’, fast paced work and is output focused, has the ability to think on their feet, troubleshoot and can lead a team. 


To be considered for an interview you will have an understanding of drip irrigation systems, system design and function and a strong knowledge in the use and storage of fertilisers. You will also have the energy and drive to persevere through long seasons, reasonable business and financial acumen (or at least the willingness to learn) and excellent interpersonal and team leadership skills to drive a high performance team culture.



So if you are keen for a change and are excited by this opportunity, please submit your application today!


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.


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