Feed Mill Operator

Your Employer:
A privately-owned, leading agribusiness with over 400 employees across livestock, cropping, production, and supply chain operations, our client has supplied Australians with high-quality Egg products for over 65 years. Providing a diverse range of prospects for personal and professional growth, they invest heavily in their workforce, ensuring a cohesive and supportive team of professionals.  

With over 2000 tonnes of feed produced per week, the need for skilled Feed Mill Operators are now required at their Millmerran-based Feed Mill.

About the Role:
As a Feed Mill Operator, you are responsible for various tasks associated with the receival, handling, testing, and milling of commodities. Working Monday to Friday, averaging 38 to 45 hours per week, your duties will include:

  • Operate the feed mill in accordance with established work practices;
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Feed Mill equipment, building and surrounds;
  • Safely and competently operate a forklift;
  • Safely and efficiently assist with the receival of commodities into the mill;
  • Control stock levels, monitoring and advising when levels may be low;
  • Weigh trucks through the weighbridge as and when required;
  • Test grain in accordance with established work practices;
  • Drive feed body trucks (on site only, truck licence is not required);
  • Prepare and bag product as required.

About You:
With a strong commitment to safe work practices, you will have previous experience in a Feed Mill and/or similar production environment.

To be considered for this role, it’s important you can address the following:

  • Valid Forklift Licence
  • Open Driver’s Licence (Essential)
  • Physically capable of performing labour-intensive tasks such as; heavy lifting, climbing ladders, pushing/pulling, and other related tasks.
  • Basic computer skills and a mechanical aptitude is desirable, though not essential
  • Availability to work between the hours of 4am and 4pm
  • Full Australian working rights

Please note: Candidates must be willing to adhere to strict bio-security requirements, which include not keeping live birds, chickens or pigs at home.  You must be willing to sign our bio-security agreement to avoid contact with any avian species (birds, chickens, ducks, turkeys, etc.). 

Benefits:
On successful completion of probation and a consistently demonstrated positive work ethic will result in an additional Award Bonus and additional training to increase employee value within the Division. 
  
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 Ben Frazer, Recruitment Consultant, Agri Talent: 0439 093 516.

Feed Mill Supervisor

Our client

Our client, a family-owned and operated business located in Murringo, just outside of Young, NSW, has been specialising in certified organic chicken, turkey, and lamb production for over 25 years. Their passion for sustainable and ethical farming practices fuels their commitment to providing the highest quality organic products to their customers.
  
Your role
  
Due to growth, our we are seeking a driven and reliable Miller to play a crucial key role in our client’s operation, ensuring their Feedmill and pellet press produce adequate feed and nutrition for their farm.
  
Their semi-automated feed mill is currently producing 60 tons per week, but capable of processing up to 4 tons per hour – it has been designed to be managed by a single operator – however you will be supported by inhouse maintenance manager as well as external contractors when required, be that from an electrical or software standpoint.
  
Your responsibilities will also include –

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment in the feed milling area.
  • Manage the milling and mixing process, including the selection and handling of various grains and micro-ingredients.
  • Monitor and maintain the holding silo and auger transfer system for efficient pellet press operation.
  • Take regular feed samples for quality control purposes.
  • Liaise with the Farm Manager regarding feed delivery schedules and quantities.
  • Deliver produced feed to poultry sheds.
  • Maintain accurate records for all milling activities, deliveries, receipts, and equipment maintenance.
  • Report any equipment malfunctions, safety hazards, or potential improvements to management.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be a hands on natural problem solver who has the ability to multi-task and think on their feet – coming from an milling or agriculture background is not essential, as long as you come with strong fundamental mechanical aptitude. 
  
Further to the above it is important that you can address the following criteria:  

  • HR (Heavy Rigid) driver’s license preferred
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration with other staff members.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative while also being a team player.
  • Physically fit for the demands of the role, including lifting, operating machinery, and navigating the work environment.
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and committed to a safe work ethic.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn new skills.

Poultry experience is not essential.
  
Benefits:

  • Be part of a passionate team dedicated to sustainable and ethical food production.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing company with a strong focus on quality.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Potential for growth and development within the company, particularly with upcoming feed mill, and shed expansions.

For bio-security reasons, employees cannot own birds, poultry or pigs.

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

Rendering Operator

Your Employer
Supplying the international market since 1933, our client is an Australian-owned agribusiness specialising in the supply of high-quality, responsibly raised beef products. With 3 strategically located processing facilities across Victoria and Tasmania, they continue to demonstrate their commitment to animal welfare and the support of local farmers.  

Boasting a dynamic culture built on collaboration, support, and teamwork, they are now supplying 10 premium brands including grass-fed, barley-finished, and wagyu beef products. Located at their original processing plant in the Goulburn Valley region of Northern Victoria, a skilled Rendering Operator is required to join their well-established production team.
  
The Role
This role plays a crucial part in monitoring the performance of associated machinery within the plant. In addition to operating various computer-controlled equipment, this role will also be responsible for the basic maintenance of plant machinery if/when required.

With a strong focus on safety and quality, your duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Operation of equipment and control processes in the production of high quality/high value animal protein products.
  • Monitoring gauges related to time, pressure, and temperatures.
  • Monitoring product flow with respect to smooth and unrestricted movement of product through the entire system utilising SCADA – managing inputs and outputs.
  • Ensuring all quality standards, work instructions, and safety requirements are met.
  • Logging pertinent information into log sheets at appropriate intervals.
  • Performing basic operator troubleshooting and repair of equipment.

About You
Computer-savvy and mechanically minded, the successful applicant will have previous experience in a similar production-based role. Working 50 hours per week – Monday to Friday – you will have the flexibility to adhere to operational pressures if required after hours.  

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

  • Prior experience in a rendering facility or production environment.
  • Mechanical and technical aptitude with strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Collaborative work ethic whilst being able to work unsupervised.
  • Forklift Licence.
  • Open Driver’s Licence.
  • Q Fever (or willingness to acquire).

Other Desirable requirements include:

  • Relevant mechanical trade qualification.
  • Relevant Boiler Operator ticket.
  • Ability to work afternoon/weekend shifts.
  • Sound welding capabilities.

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

For more information, contact Ben Frazer, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Agri Talent on 0439 093 516.

Packing Line Supervisor

Your Employer

Providing high-level horticulture management services for over 30 years, our client is a nationally-recognised agribusiness with ten diverse farming operations across QLD, NSW, SA, and VIC. Their produce includes Almonds, Citrus, Wine Grapes, Avocados, Blueberries, and more.

To support the ongoing development of their Blueberry Packing shed, a Packing Line Supervisor is required to join their team in Wamuran, QLD (10-minutes from Caboolture).

The Role

As the Packing Line Supervisor, you will be accountable for the smooth and efficient operation of all Packing Shed-machinery and computer systems during production season (April to October), ensuring production deadlines are met.

During the non-production period from November to March, the Packing Line Supervisor will be required to routinely service/maintain machinery to ensure all equipment is to the highest standard, ready for the next season. During this time, you may be required to assist other departments on site, such as Farming or Administration.

With a strong commitment to food hygiene, workplace health and safety, and quality assurance, your duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Planning, training, and supervising packing line team members, ensuring quality and safety measures are adhered to whilst identifying areas of improvement.
  • Setting up and operating various packing line machinery, ensuring end-of-day housekeeping is conducted on all equipment within the shed.
  • Performing fault-finding and maintenance tasks, utilising the provided maintenance support hotline when required.
  • Monitoring the production output via Grading machine computer terminal.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely management of packed product, wastage, and production data.

For a detailed list of responsibilities, a position description may be provided upon request.

About You

Our ideal candidate will be someone who is looking to further their career with a reputable farming business, taking ownership of the role, and providing suggestions on improvements if needed.
  
Adaptable, hands-on, and detail-oriented, you should have exception attention to detail and experience in a similar role. Possessing a background in operating equipment and programming packing shed systems, you will also have a mechanical aptitude needed to maintain equipment.
  
To be considered for the role, you must be able to address the following criteria:

  • Previous experience in a leadership role, providing training and support within a production plant.
  • Mechanically minded; experience in grading and packing shed equipment is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OH&S and food hygiene standards
  • Forklift Licence and an Open Driver’s Licence
  • Previous experience using KATO 260 Grading, and Curo packing systems will be highly desirable.

Choose Agri Talent

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

For more information, please contact Ben Frazer, Recruitment Consultant, Agri Talent on 0439 093 516. 

Production Manager

Your Employer
Our client boasts a forward-thinking, innovative approach to agriculture and continually invests in their properties to ensure they are not only well-staffed but equipped with modern infrastructure and equipment. Their diverse portfolio spans citrus, avocados, and berries, to name a few.

They are also widely recognised for their genuine commitment to investing in their people, supporting local communities, implementing best practice management, and adopting sustainable farming practices. Supporting their evolving operations in the Sunraysia region, a Production Manager is required at their Curlwaa-based citrus Pack House.

The Role
Reporting to the Pack House Manager, the Production Manager plays a pivotal role in ensuring safe and efficient practices are conducted throughout the site’s operation including receiving and initial processing, treatments and separation, and packaging.

Reporting to this role are 2 Production Supervisors, who make up part of the overall team of 6 permanent employees (up to 35 during peak season between late-May and early-October).

With a strong focus on workplace health and safety, your duties will consist of, but not be limited to:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of production programs, schedules, and processing activities.
  • Ensuring all training systems and procedures are followed, whilst identifying areas of improvement throughout the production cycle.
  • Managing daily and weekly production plans through monitoring work activities and setting appropriate priorities to improve packing performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Maintaining and improving safety systems to ensure all work is complicit with company policy and safety legislations.
  • Monitoring and reporting on production KPIs and throughput of associated production equipment/technology.

For a detailed list of responsibilities, a position description may be provided upon request.

About You
Our ideal candidate will have considerable experience working within a food production and/or FMCG environment. Whilst a background in Citrus packing is ideal, the ability to effectively lead and influence production teams is of greater importance.

Working 38-hours from Monday to Friday, this role will be required to perform additional hours during peak season – up to 60 – to ensure production goals are still met in accordance with seasonal pressures. During this time, a rotational Saturday morning roster will be required for the 5-month harvest period. 

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

  • Previous experience in a similar production/packaging environment (Citrus highly desirable).
  • Strong communication skills to ensure a supportive and collaborative work culture.
  • Ability to assess competing priorities and make decisions to best achieve operational goals.
  • High understanding of relevant food safety protocols, hygiene practices, and WHS standards.
  • Mechanical aptitude and strong computer literacy (Highly desirable)
  • Open driver’s licence (Essential)
  • Full Australian working rights (Essential)

The Benefits:
In addition to joining a world-known agribusiness, you will have a unique opportunity to develop your career under the guidance of industry-leading professionals. Located 20 minutes from the centre of Mildura (Large regional hub of Northern Victoria), you will reside within close proximity to various amenities including primary and secondary schooling, hospitals, and other crucial government facilities. Other benefits include Novated Lease agreements, Wellbeing Programs, Bonuses, and Employee Assistance Programs. 

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

For more information, please contact Ben Frazer, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Agri Talent on 0439 093 516.