The Lucas Group
Job Title Farm Hand (Machinery Operator)
Date Posted 1/2/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Fruit
Location Emerald, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM2886
Job Description

- Permanent full-time role

- Attractive remuneration package

- Emerald QLD


This well-established family-owned and operated horticulture company take pride in their management practices, strong clear lines of communication and high-quality produce. The company has a long-established reputation for quality, being one of the largest producers of citrus and table grapes for both domestic and export markets.

Located in Central Queensland, Emerald has a population of 16,000 people and is a successfully growing region for horticultural enterprises. Emerald is well serviced with six primary schools and three secondary schools, both public and private as well as the Central QLD University and Agricultural college. Emerald Airport is serviced by QantasLink, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Alliance Airlines.


The Farm Hand (Machinery Operator) will operate diverse plant and equipment across the company’s citrus division and provide in-field support across the irrigation and planting team as required.

The role will encompass operation of:

  • Tractors and trucks, size ranging from 100-300hp
  • Slashers, fertiliser spreaders and airblast herbicide sprayers
  • 2.5t forklifts, Manitou forklifts
  • Afron saw hedgers
  • Backhoe excavators
  • Tipper trailers

Education and Experience

To be considered or an interview you will have experience operating, driving and maintaining a range of modern heavy agricultural machinery and will possess appropriate licences. A current unencumbered drivers licence with a reliable form of transport is essential. Previous experience operating in a large-scale horticultural enterprise and post-secondary qualifications in horticulture production or agriculture will be highly regarded.

The company are seeking a well organised, team focussed individual with good communication skills, a common-sense approach and the ability to use their initiative to find practical solutions. Self-motivated and reliable, the successful candidate will have the experience to plan and prioritise their day-to-day workflow.

Knowledge of GPS guided systems and truck or HR licence would be an advantage.


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

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Malik or Kelly Stihec on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number SM2886, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.