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Irrigator / Farm Hand | Tooleybuc

AGRILABOUR - Victoria Hill, QLD

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Your Employer

Our client is a world-class agribusiness with a portfolio in excess of 30 properties. They have a long and proud history in agriculture and are committed to investing in local rural communities, developing and implementing innovative, industry-leading farming practices and driving export quality and growth.

The Role

This role supports the operational requirements of orchard maintenance and productivity. Undertaking a range of duties that includes operating machinery, pruning, spraying and maintaining the farm and associated equipment, the role involves substantial outdoor work, in all weather conditions, along with machinery operation, maintenance, chemical handling and some lifting.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist in reporting all noticeable issues including tree health, irrigation leaks, and poor water delivery
  • Under the guidance of managers, monitor orchard irrigation and fertigation
  • Assist in the maintenance of all bore/pump usage and standing water level records in compliance with data recording requirements of the company
  • Repair and inspect lines, valves, install new drip and sprinkler parts as required and replacing old equipment for effective water distribution
  • Carry out preventive maintenance checks, including regular maintenance and cleaning of filters.
  • Training and supervising team members in standard repair and maintenance procedures
  • Support the ongoing weed management program including spot spraying around valves, fence lines, buildings, waste areas and trees
  • General tree care including pruning, staking etc. Spot spray weeds, remove/prune dead branches, tree guard maintenance, re-tie trees to stakes where required and replant missing trees
  • Record dead, missing sick or replanted trees
  • Ensure all machinery is serviced and greased regularly in line with a daily maintenance schedule
  • Efficient and safe operation of machinery, tractors and implements
  • Ensure machinery is kept in clean and safe working condition
  • Carry out minor repairs and maintenance to machinery

Skills & Experience

With proven agricultural experience, this role is ideally suited to someone who has irrigation or orchard knowledge or who is eager to extend their skills in this field.

Flexible with exceptional problem-solving capabilities, you be able to make decisions quickly and be an excellent communicator who is committed to your team and a continuous culture of safety.

To be considered for the role, it's important you can address the following criteria:

  • Knowledge (or the ability to acquire) of irrigation systems, design and functionality
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Flexible
  • Knowledge of WHS requirements
  • Current driver's licence
  • Good communication skills

Choose Agri Talent

Agri Talent provides permanent recruitment and executive search services exclusively for
Australian agribusiness. We combine a proven, process-driven approach with the most
extensive digital network in agriculture to find your permanent people.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nick Marchant, Principal Consultant, Agri Talent: 0476 884 936