Assistant Farm Manager Layer

Your Employer
Our client thrives as a privately-owned, industry-leading agribusiness. For over 65 years, they’ve proudly served Australians with high-quality egg products, boasting a diverse portfolio that spans poultry, cropping, production, and efficient supply chain operations.

With over 400 dedicated employees forming the backbone of their success, they prioritise fostering a cohesive and supportive team environment. They heavily invest in their workforce, offering ample opportunities for personal and professional growth, ensuring everyone feels valued and empowered.

The impressive scale of their operation speaks volumes: 14.4 million eggs processed weekly solidifies their position as one of Australia’s largest egg producers. Now, due to an internal promotion, they seek an exceptional
Assistant Farm Manager to join their ranks in Yandilla, QLD. This exciting opportunity offers the chance to learn from and collaborate with a super passionate Farm Manager, playing a pivotal role in this industry powerhouse’s continued success.

Your Role
Join an established, motivated, and high-performing team with a collaborative culture and ‘no ego’ environment atmosphere, where everyone chips in where necessary. As the Assistant Farm Manager, you’ll be the Farm Manager’s right-hand person, playing a vital role in overseeing daily operations. You’ll manage and mentor a skilled team of 18, ensuring top-quality egg production in a safe, efficient, and animal-welfare-focused environment.

This farm boasts 15 sheds and houses roughly 255,000 cage-free hens. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing, developing, and monitoring the laying system for optimal egg quality and efficiency.
  • Aid in site development, workflow implementation, and ensuring smooth egg flow to the grading floor.
  • Ensuring efficient egg operation to the Grading Floor.
  • Maintaining and operating egg conveyors and packers to keep things running smoothly.
  • Monitor flock health, prioritise animal welfare, and ensure adherence to all guidelines.
  • Ensuring animal welfare and adherence to guidelines.
  • Assist with covering alarm calls to ensure prompt action Undertaking other operational tasks as directed.

  
About You
Our ideal candidate will be motivated with a go-getter attitude, and happy to chip in wherever necessary. Demonstrated experience supervising a culturally diverse team will be highly regarded as well as experience or exposure within the Poultry space. 
  
To be considered for the position, it’s important you can address the following:

  • Strong focus on animal welfare and adhering to best practices.
  • Availability for weekends and rostering, including alarm calls
  • Reliability and commitment to on-duty responsibilities.
  • Effective interpersonal skills for collaboration in a multicultural team.
  • Strong business planning and development skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in computer skills.
  • Certificate III in Poultry Production (desirable).

Due to bio-security constraints, employees must not have birds, poultry, or pigs of any variety at their place of residence.

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

Benefits
On offer for the successful candidate:

  • Competitive package
  • Relocation assistance
  • Genuine personal and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Close to amenities – schools, medical services, sports centres, and grocery stores in Millmerran

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

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Marcela Rocha-Lima on 0467 063 538 or Nick Marchant, Agri Talent: 0476 884 936