Casual Irrigation/Farm Hand

Casual Irrigation/Farm Hand


An ASX listed business, Costa is Australia’s leading horticultural company and the largest fresh produce supplier to major Australian food retailers. Costa has an expansive footprint of domestic and international farms and horticultural properties which grow, package and market premium fresh fruit and vegetables. Supplemented by produce sourced from a diverse network of  third-party growers, Costa’s fresh produce categories include citrus, grape, berries, mushroom, avocado and tomatoes. Innovative agronomic practices and year-round production continue to drive Costa’s strong market growth.

The role

Costa is seeking an Irrigation/Farm Hand to work at Colignan Farm a 560-hectare multi-crop property located in Colignan Victoria (a 45-minute drive from Mildura) on an initial casual basis working a 38-hour week over a flexible roster. Out of hours work including night shift or weekend work may be required.  The role of Irrigation/Farm Hand is hands on and suits people who enjoy working outdoors and are sufficiently fit to perform manual labour. The Irrigation/Farm Hand will be primarily responsible for implementing water and fertigation plans set by the Irrigation & Agronomy Manager as well as ensuring on-site water infrastructure is correctly monitored, repaired and maintained to meet orchard and vineyard irrigation requirements.

Duties include but not limited to

  • Maintenance and repair of irrigation systems and related components including irrigation lines, sprinkler heads, valves, pumps etc.
  • Record fertiliser usage.
  • Check that irrigation has gone as programmed.
  • Mixing and distribution of fertilisers.
  • Willingness to work weekends when required.
  • General farm work as required.

Skills and experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a similar role preferably on a large-scale Orchard or Vineyard.
  • Familiarity with soil moisture sensors and scheduling of irrigation.
  • Troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve irrigation issues, with supervision. 
  • Literacy and numeracy skills to maintain accurate irrigation records.
  • Valid Driver’s License and Forklift License. 
  • A Backhoe Ticket and HR Truck License would be highly regarded.

Costa welcome applications from people interested in a career in horticultural as long-term employment opportunities are available for the right person.

For more information please contact Werner Ullrich, Irrigation & Agronomy Manager on 0428 293 040.



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Casual / Seasonal

Job no: HZDQ00545

Location: Colignan

Category: Citrus/Grapes

Closing Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020