Farm Foreman - Tasmania

Farm Foreman

We’re Costa. Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables.

On the land, in distribution centres, and out on the roads – Costa people work hard to bring the freshest produce to tables across Australia.

But joining our team is about more than just hard work. It’s about picking a meaningful, sustainable job that’s good for you, and for Australia.

Who we’re looking for:

We're looking for an experienced Farm Foreman to join our team in northern Tasmania on a permanent full time basis.

What you’ll be doing:

You'll be responsible for assisting the farm manager to establish, manage and monitor the crop and production needs, to ensure the highest possible yield & quality.

You will be responsible for the leadership of the farm Supervisors on site and will be involved in planning and executing key farm activities

Other responsibilities:

  • Manage labour and equipment resources
  • Encourage and support staff development
  • Support the farm manager in day to day farm management and horticultural procedures
  • Ensure efficient collaboration between relevant departments on farm including horticulture, operations and harvest
  • Oversee the scheduling of nutrition and irrigation programs
  • Monitoring, managing & understanding the crop & its needs.
  • Take an active role in the management of pests and disease on farm
  • Assist with machinery maintenance schedules on a preventative basis
  • Ensure initiatives such as piece rate are implemented to ensure optimum productivity
  • Adhere to financial requirements & schedules as directed by the farm manager with a specific focus on exceeding budget requirements and driving efficiencies.
  • Managing staff and developing a motivated team with excellent culture

What you’ll bring to the role:

We’re looking for someone with… 

  • Minimum 5 years farm management/horticultural leadership experience
  • Licence to perform high risk work
  • Chemcert qualification
  • Experience managing a crop and understanding its need
  • Experience leading teams
  • Experience with labour and resource planning
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • High level written and verbal communication skills

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Full time

Job no: BEAS10781

Location: Tasmania – Devonport, Dunorlan, Sulphur Creek, Wesley Vale

Category: Berries

Closing Date: Saturday, 6 March 2021