The Lucas Group
Job Title Irrigation Controller
Date Posted 2/27/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nuts
Location Boundary Bend, VIC
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM2951
Job Description

- Global, industry leading company

- Career progression opportunity

- Boundary Bend VIC


This company is one of Australia’s largest almond growers managing over 12,000ha of orchards in the Sunraysia region with a strong plan for future growth. They are an integrated agribusiness and an industry leader operating in 70 countries.


The company presently seeks an Irrigation Controller to oversee the day-to-day irrigation operations of the almond orchard and to assist the Orchard Manager to implement irrigation programs to optimise sustainable growth and production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement irrigation programs to optimise production of the orchard
  • Plan, monitor and manage efficient delivery of water and fertiliser
  • Oversee and implement the maintenance of orchard irrigation infrastructure
  • Maintain and record all irrigation and fertigation events, power and water usage
  • Develop operational budgets for irrigation and infrastructure maintenance programs
  • Liaise with key service providers to meet company requirements
  • Ensure Irrigation Technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated

Skills and Experience

  • Hands-on knowledge of drip irrigation systems, design, and an understanding of programmed maintenance of irrigation infrastructure
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience working in a large-scale horticultural enterprise
  • Sound problem solving and communication skills
  • A practical approach, with the ability to organise and supervise field staff
  • A current Chemical Users Certificate and unencumbered car drivers licence
  • Previous experience in the production of almonds or other nut varieties (desirable)
  • Post-secondary qualifications in irrigation, horticulture or agriculture (desirable)


An attractive remuneration package inclusive of accommodation and company vehicle 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 SM2951, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.