Irrigator - Berries - Dunorlan


Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. All the products we grow, and sell are fresh, nutritious, unprocessed, and grown on our very own farms or those of our partner growers. 

The Costa Berry Category has farms in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania employing people across a diverse range of fields.  People are at the heart of Costa and we offer some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry, from competitive pay to health and wellbeing, and learning and development opportunities. No matter the role, you’ll always benefit from a caring environment that encourages and supports you to thrive, grow and connect.

Opportunity:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and adaptable individual to join our Dunorlan Blackberry farm as an irrigator. As the newest member of our dynamic teams you will gain hands on experience with the latest irrigation systems. This is an exciting entry level role with full on the job training provided.

About the role:

As an irrigator you will be responsible for the operation of irrigation systems in substrate and soil grown berry blocks. The role will involve the following:

  • Work closely with experienced team members to monitor plant water use and manage irrigation scheduling to meet targets.
  • Learn the ropes of operating computer programming required to meeting the daily irrigation schedule.
  • Ensure optimal operation of irrigation systems to maximise the crop yield.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance to repair irrigation pumps, pipeworks and fittings as well as clean, repair and maintain filter sets.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

  • Physically fit and capable of engaging in moderate levels of activity, including regular walking, lifting (up to 25Kg fertiliser bags), bending and reaching.
  • A Current driver’s licence as Costa cannot offer transport or accommodation.
  • An interest in agriculture or horticulture or be mechanically minded.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and be able to follow direction.

What we offer:

 

 

  • Work offered on a regular roster (including weekend work)
  • All Costa Berries sites are classed as regional for Working Holiday 2nd and 3rd year visas
  • Costa harvest trail – ability to transfer and travel between sites as the season changes! 
  • Access to clean toilets, drinking water and free on-site car parking 
  • Full-Training provided for all tasks creating work flexibility and consistency 
  • Celebrate Cultural Days (Occasional BBQ's and Free Drinks) 
  • Paid in line with the Costa Berries Enterprise Agreement 
  • Free Access to an Employee Assistant Program 
  • Opportunities for Learning, Development, and progression 
  • Make new friends, learn new skills, learn about new cultures. Costa is a diverse organisation - we have people from all walks of life
  • Values based organisation – Costa has culture of CARE

Check out “Costa Well Grown” at https://vimeo.com/333655457

Costa prides itself on the diverse nature of its employees and welcomes applications from anyone who is interested in working for a large organisation at the forefront of growing innovation.

If you are interested in joining us, please submit your application. There will be a merit-based recruitment process for all applications. 

To submit your application, you will need the following: 

A copy of your passport or Australian birth certificate with photo ID. 

After you have submitted your application keep your eye on your emails - that is how we will contact you about the progress of your application. Once we have assessed your suitability for the role, if you are successful, you will be issued documents for completion online prior to being invited 

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Casual / Seasonal

Job no: 2024-2461

Location: Dunorlan

Category: Berries

Closing Date: Thursday, 13 June 2024