The Lucas Group
Job Title Assistant Manager
Date Posted 7/17/2018
Location Tintinara, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id CR3039
Job Description

- Angus cattle

- Large-scale mixed enterprise

- Only located 2 hours from Adelaide, SA


‘Australian owned, Australian grown, Australia’s own,’ Thomas Foods International (TFI) is Australia’s largest 100% family-owned meat processor.

Supplying national markets and more than 85 overseas destinations, the TFI group of companies has integrated itself at every point across the supply chain from the breeding, processing, marketing and sale of meat and meat co-products, firming their place as a robust industry leader.

They are currently seeking a hands-on and experienced Assistant Manager for one of their mixed farming properties in SA’s southeast.


As an integral part of Thomas Foods wider operational team, the Assistant Manager will assist the Farm Manager with the day-to-day operations of this Tintinara based mixed farming enterprise. A key focus for this role will be animal husbandry and general livestock management.

Given the dynamic nature of this role, this is a role well suited to someone with proven experience and aptitude for all facets of livestock and general farming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the planning and management of all day-to-day animal husbandry tasks
  • Direct and manage staff as required
  • Assist with pasture renovation, cropping, irrigated lucerne and grazing management
  • Support the Farm Manager to keep clear and concise records
  • Assist in creating a WHS&IM culture amongst the team

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a supervisory role or managing a small team
  • Demonstrated experience with livestock husbandry
  • Pasture renovation, cropping and irrigated hay production experience
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work unsupervised
  • Sound computer literacy


  • Chemcert qualification necessary
  • Post-secondary qualifications in agriculture are highly regarded


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Caroline Reichstein on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number CR3039, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.