The Lucas Group
Job Title Orchard Manager
Date Posted 2/20/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Vegetables
Location Griffith, NSW
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM2676
Job Description

- Team leadership role

- Large horticultural enterprise

- Newly planted orchard


This well-established, local business has operated in the horticultural industry for over 50 years supplying both the domestic and international market with quality fruit and vegetables. Based in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), this company takes pride in the quality of their produce, and as such has seen an increase in demand for their produce. With a newly established almond orchard, an Orchard Manager is required to grow the business.


Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this is an excellent opportunity to step into an industry leading company and demonstrate your “hands on” capability. As Orchard Manager you will manage a small team of Farm Hands to implement all day-to-day operational activities across this newly established orchard.

The challenge of this role will be managing the overall operations of the orchard to optimise yield and produce almonds at the lowest sustainable cost.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementing orchard activities
  • Ensuring farm management records are accurately captured and reported
  • Optimising yields by proactively responding to tree health and pests and disease
  • Leading and supporting the team in achieving performance and safety goals
  • Training the team to deliver operational and strategic plans
  • Managing irrigation infrastructure, buildings and equipment

Education and Experience

Formal qualifications in Agriculture/Horticulture will be highly regarded. Extensive experience in managing irrigated tree crops is essential. Previous experience in large-scale orchard operations will be complemented by strong leadership abilities. Mechanical aptitude, irrigation knowledge and sound computer literacy are essential.

As an experienced Orchard Manager you will be a highly motivated individual who can conceptualise key issues, communicate openly and find solutions to achieve optimum sustainable yield and profitability using best practice horticultural management techniques.


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

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Malik on +61 08 8201 9999 quoting reference number SM2676, or apply online with resume and cover letter via the 'Apply' button.