The Lucas Group
Job Title Irrigation Manager
Date Posted 12/7/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nuts
Location Sunraysia, VIC
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id TL3156
Job Description
  • Large-scale orchard
  • Attractive salary package
  • Swan Hill Vic


Operating to “Industry Best Practice” this large-scale Almond orchard has established trees in full production and also recent and on-going plantings and is seeking an additional Irrigation Manager to assist with the day-to-day irrigation and fertigation of the orchard.


Working with the management team, the Irrigation Manager’s role will be to implement irrigation programs to optimise sustainable growth and achieve production objectives of the orchard.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing irrigation and fertigation programs to optimise orchard production
  • Planning, monitoring and managing efficient delivery of water and fertiliser
  • Overseeing and implementing the maintenance of orchard irrigation infrastructure
  • Recording all irrigation and fertigation events, power and water usage
  • Developing operational budgets for irrigation and infrastructure maintenance programs
  • Liaising with key service providers
  • Ensuring the irrigation team are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have hands-on knowledge of drip irrigation and fertigation systems. Experience working in large-scale tree crops to optimise water use efficiency. 5 plus years’ experience in large-scale irrigation, sound problem solving and communication skills, a practical approach and experience supervising field staff are the key traits we are seeking.

Post-secondary qualifications in irrigation or horticulture would be considered favourably whilst a current Chemical Users Certificate and unencumbered car drivers’ licence is essential.

Previous experience in irrigation of almonds or other tree crops would be an advantage.


An attractive remuneration package reflecting skills and experience will be offered.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Tom Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999. Apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button, or alternatively via email to quoting reference number TL3156

The Lucas Group

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