The Lucas Group
Job Title Packhouse Operations Manager
Date Posted 11/3/2018
Location North Burnett region, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM3155
Job Description

- Senior leadership opportunity

- Producers of high-quality packed fruit

- North Burnett Region QLD


This company is one of the largest fruit packing facilities in the North Burnett Region, located approx. 200kms west of Bundaberg. They have been packing a variety of Australian grown produce such as mandarins, lemons, oranges, grapes and mangoes for over 10 years. They are committed to producing quality packed fruit at the highest standard.


The Packhouse Operations Manager will drive the packaging facility to achieve budget and efficiency targets, making the best use of market opportunities and available resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan production operations, prepare operational schedules and coordinate activities to ensure packing and quality of fruit meet specifications
  • Manage and develop the skills of the pack house personnel
  • Liaise with key markets, contacts and fruit distributors
  • Ensure timely delivery and accuracy of financial reports and documentation
  • Establish a budget and analyse budget versus results for Board presentation
  • Take responsibility for WH&S and ensure the safety of others at all times

Skills and Experience

  • Experience managing large-scale fresh produce packing operations, ideally citrus
  • Previous experience managing both a casual and permanent team
  • Logistical skills to efficiently manage packing shed operations
  • Sound understanding of financial management
  • Experience in working with QA and HACCP systems with fresh produce


  • Tertiary qualifications in management or similar (highly regarded)


An attractive remuneration package, inclusive of accommodation, vehicle and bonus, will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Malik on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number SM3155, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.