Orchard Manager


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About this job

  • Market: Life Sciences & Health Care
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: ACT

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Other
  • Closing date: Friday, February 10, 2023

About this role: Orchard Manager

Brunel has partnered with a key Australian organisation with a depth of experience in owning, developing and operating Australian farmland, agriculture infrastructure and other assets. They are currently developing a number of macadamia orchards in the Fitzroy region in QLD and are looking for an experienced Orchard Manager to manage their orchard operations 60kms west of Rockhampton.

This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic organisation that are in constant growth phase. It offers an opportunity to step up to the next level in your career.

The Role

This role will suit someone with a proven understanding of macadamia orchard requirements and will be responsible for :-

  • Maximise yields through systematic planning, optimising crop performance, operational efficiency and completion of tasks.
  • Oversee farm maintenance and operational activities
  • Lead, develop, train and manage employees
  • Contribute to the development and improvements of farming systems, safety and environmental processes
  • Oversee farm maintenance and operational activities
  • Lead, develop and manage employees
  • Manage maintain and develop records for maintenance, chemical spraying, fertilising, irrigating, payroll and safety

    What you need to bring:

    • Formal training in horticulture or demonstrated macadamia experience essential
    • Certificate in Leadership preferred
    • Experience managing teams including employees, labour hire and contractors
    • Advanced experience and knowledge of land improvement techniques
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Strong organisation and time management skills
    • Safety training will be highly regarded


      This is a great opportunity to manage a new orchard and be part of the growth of the region. A competitive salary is on offer. You will be eligible to participate in the company's group salary continuance, group life insurance plan and annual bonus. Relocation assistance is also on offer.

      Anything Else?

      Anything Else?

      Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis. Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.

      Brunel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidate

      Start applying immediately

      Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

      • Job references (optional)
      • Motivation Letter (optional)
      • Resume
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      Any questions remaining?

      Your consultant, Deirdre Perkins is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use this number:

      Account manager

      Deirdre Perkins
      Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane