Farm Supervisor

Our client
  
Our client is a highly reputable, industry-leading agribusiness with a diverse portfolio of properties, across the tree cropping, broadacre and viticulture spheres, to name a few. In addition to their diverse portfolio, they boast a culture that breeds innovation and personal & professional growth – offering ongoing mentorship and external development opportunities.
  
Furthermore, they are committed to investing in local communities, all whilst developing and implementing innovative farming practices that drive quality; they combine leading farm management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to meet the highest of standards.
  
The Role


As the Farm Supervisor, you’ll play a key role in assisting in managing daily irrigation (lateral & flood) and cropping activities on our clients flagship, 8,000ha mixed-cropping property located in Hillston, NSW. You’ll need to be hands on when required, as well as ensuring your team maintains irrigation infrastructure as well as minimising disruptions during breakdowns and decommissions. You’ll be instrumental in implementing site-specific programs, actively monitoring soil moisture, and keeping farm equipment and infrastructure in top shape.


Developing and growing your team of 4 will be key, you’ll mentor and train permanent and casual staff, ensuring they skilfully manage tasks.
Further to the above, your duties will include but not be limited to:
  

  • Collaborate with management to prepare weekly irrigation schedules.
  • Assist the Farm Manager in recording and maintaining detailed irrigation records, including power and water usage, water table readings, and other critical events.
  • Provide clear direction and effectively assign tasks to your team.
  • Lead and support your team in achieving performance goals.
  • Manage risks and incidents according to our client’s WHS systems.
  • Motivate your team to achieve ambitious production targets while fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Develop and implement farm plans that align with best practices, environmental regulations, and budgetary constraints.
  • Oversee the efficient use of water resources, including managing our modern GPS irrigation systems.
  • Conduct regular crop monitoring to track progress and make informed decisions throughout the growing season.
  • Supervise farm maintenance tasks and ensure equipment readiness to avoid downtime during critical periods.
  • Uphold a strong safety culture by enforcing safe work practices and procedures.

  
About you
  
This unique opportunity will suit a passionate individual looking to take a step up within or transition into the cropping space.  
  
Time management and planning will be key for this role, along with good communication skills and an understanding that you will have to be hands on when required. To be considered for the role, it’s important you can address the following criteria:

  • Demonstratable leadership skills with a talent for motivating and developing team members
  • Knowledge of broadacre or irrigated cropping will be regarded but not essential.
  • Good mechanical and problem solving aptitude
  • A commitment to safety and a proactive approach to risk management
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively to solve problems and make decisions
  • A keen eye for detail and a passion for continuous improvement
  • ChemCert Certification
  • Current driver’s licence

Benefits

  • Competitive salary package – or hourly rate
  • Family-sized 3 bedroom home
  • Fully maintained work ute
  • Relocation assistance for the right candidate
  • Leave loading
  • Annual budget for personal and professional development / further education
  • Bonus / incentive structure

Choose Agri Talent
  
For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nick Marchant on 0476 884 936.

Farm Hand

Your Employer
Our client has been operating for over 25 years and are a global leader in the production of the natural insecticide active ingredient, Pyrethrin, which is derived from Australian grown pyrethrum daisies. In addition to Pyrethrin, they also grow a range of commercial grain and row crops. Their properties range from 20ha – 160ha and are located between Penguin and Wesley Vale.

Furthermore, our client is renowned for their success, innovation, positive work culture and an environmentally conscious approach to both agribusiness and manufacturing.

Due to an internal promotion, they are on the lookout for their next standout Farm Hand – individuals in a Senior Farm Hand role (or similar) are encouraged to apply – renumeration is flexible subject to experience.

Your Role
Reporting directly to the Farm Supervisor, the Farm Assistant / Farm Hand will play a key in the operational success of our client’s farming hubs in Tasmania. You will effectively assist in the day-to-day operational activities across their farms, assisting in maximising potential yields and quality of crops.

You will be responsible for carrying out general farm duties, such as operating tractors, irrigation maintenance, spreading, spraying, and groundwork. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that all farm inputs are applied in accordance with recommendations or directions.
  • Maintain farm records.
  • Efficient performance and operation of equipment.
  • Implement a planned maintenance program on farm equipment.
  • Assist with the management of contractors during planting and harvest.
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out within a safe manner.

This role offers a pathway for career advancement, providing opportunities to transition into more senior supervisory positions.

About You
We are seeking individuals with a genuine interest in agriculture, and who are comfortable working in a dynamic environment with varying tasks and responsibilities. Adaptable and a team player, you will be willing to contribute to a supportive and cohesive team environment.

Your ability to work autonomously and think critically will be key, as you’ll be given scheduled tasks while also being encouraged to problem-solve independently.
  
To be considered for the role, it is important that you can address the following:

  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude for minor maintenance tasks.
  • Openness to learning and development opportunities.
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative mindset.
  • First Aid Training Level 1 or above (or willing to undertake).
  • Farm Chemical Course – Accreditation – ChemCert (preferred not essential).
  • Certificate III in Agriculture or higher discipline (desirable).
  • Driver’s license.

Please note this is a full-time, permanent position. Not suitable for Working Holiday Visa workers – Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency required.


Benefits
Working with a leading agribusiness, you will be well compensated for your effort and your contribution to the business.
Benefits include –

  • Highly competitive package
  • Overtime paid at 1.5x
  • Genuine personal and professional development opportunities


Choose Agri Talent

Agri Talent provides permanent recruitment and executive search services exclusively for Australian and NZ agribusiness. Our extensive network connects high-calibre candidates to diverse and exciting roles with respected clients across Australia’s agriculture sector.