Team Supervisor/Assistant Supervisor - FNQ

Costa Pty Ltd Berry Category is Australia's largest berry producer with multiple sites located across Australia. Costa grows and markets blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries.

Costa's berry category is proudly at the forefront of genetic and growing innovation.  We export to some of the most demanding markets in the world, so food safety is paramount. In all that we grow, we're committed to sustainable production and growing.

We are currently recruiting skilled candidates to join our team in Far North Queensland, located in the Atherton Tablelands just an hour drive south-west of Cairns. Producing Blueberries from March till September these roles will involve the preparation in to the 2023 harvest season and beyond.

What you will be doing

Our harvest and operations teams are made up of multiple crews across our 80-hectare farm - at the core, management strive to support, coach and mentor all supervisor staff in developing an exciting and dynamic working environment. In the role of Team Supervisor, you will be responsible for a crew, supporting them to achieve their highest possible standard of performance and hold a valuable and respected position in the organisation.

Our crews are diverse, with Costa employing people from over 70 nationalities and multiple cultural backgrounds which leads to energetic teams working within a beautiful environment. We have supervisor and assistant supervisor roles available which we will encourage your ability to inspire, coach and lead to ensure that the crew is able to reach their full potential whilst sharing in their success and enjoying each working day.

In addition, you will:

  • Be responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the crew – this is a priority for Costa, and we are looking for people who place the same importance on this topic as we do.
  • Be provided with the tools to ensure that the crew are able to be supported and given what they need to perform well – you are in a key position to ensure the success of your crew, and it will be your responsibility to ensure the crew has everything they need to perform well, from guiding and directing the team throughout the day, to working with the farm logistics team to allow smooth and efficient harvesting.
  • Manage the performance of individuals within the crew – this will require you to take the time to know everyone in your crew, understand their strengths, know how to motivate them and be able to provide them with information and coaching to improve.
  • Provide performance information to the management team – you will be required to report back to the management team on a daily basis about the performance of your crew compared to the KPI’s.

This is a dynamic and demanding role that will enable you to be part of a close knit, high performing team. The role is all about people – if you are able to communicate well with others and positively develop team culture, you will be in a good position to enjoy the overall day to day role, whilst sharing in success.

What we would like to see from you

A background in horticulture or farming would be an advantage for this role, however it is not essential. We are looking for people who have a passion for supporting a team to succeed, and who are willing and able to bring their energy and personality to work to promote a positive and high achieving culture.

In addition, you will need to have;

  • Clear, open, and honest communication
  • Well-developed organisation skills
  • Confidence to lead, influence and motivate team members to achieve KPI’s
  • Approachable and respectful qualities, and the ability to build relationships with your team
  • Commitment to identifying areas of improvement in processes

Due to the size of the farm, you will need to have your own vehicle and driver’s licence.

What you get in return

This is a casual position, however those that are able to contribute positively to the team may have the opportunity to move to other roles on the farm as Costa continues to grow and expand its operations at the end of the busy season.

At Costa you will receive support and training to be successful in your role. We offer a competitive pay rate, as well as access to RDO’s for casual employees.

There will also be opportunities to transfer to Tasmania or Tumbarumba in November/December for those who perform well at Corindi. This will enable work to continue into early 2023.

Recruitment Process

The next step in the recruitment process will involve a face-to-face group interview. We will contact you if you are successful in reaching this step.

If this sounds like a role where you could perform well, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Full time, Casual / Seasonal

Job no: 2022-1706

Location: Queensland, Atherton/Mareeba, Walkamin

Category: Berries

Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022