Irrigation Supervisor - Corindi

Costa Pty Ltd Berry Category is Australia's largest berry producer with multiple sites located across Australia. Costa is a world leader in blueberry varietal improvement and grows approximately 45% of Australia's total blueberry supply.

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.

Irrigators are responsible for the operation of irrigation systems in substrate and soil grown berry blocks. This role combines operational and maintenance task of fertiliser mixing, irrigation control systems and irrigation lines with regular monitoring of plant water use and plant health.

Primary Objective

To supervise and support the irrigation team and the operation of irrigation systems in substrate-grown berry blocks. This role combines operation and maintenance of fertiliser mixing, irrigation control systems and irrigation lines with regular monitoring of plant water use and plant health. The duties and responsibilities of this job are outlined below and may vary from time to time in line with the needs of the business and as directed by your manager.

Key Accountabilities

  • Plant health
  • Ensure optimal operation of irrigation systems through regular monitoring and maintenance
  • Manage fertiliser stocks, lifting and moving fertiliser bags, maintain fertiliser mixing and dosing equipment.
  • Guide irrigators, with the help of horticulturalists, to ensure maximum plant and system health
  • Scout blocks for irrigation and plant health issues; spot fix and report major issues to the Farm Manager and/or horticulture team
  • Labour/Roster planning
  • Ensuring system maintenance is on track and complete 
  • Perform miscellaneous maintenance tasks within substrate blocks as required and/or directed, completing check sheets and records for work performed to ensure tasks are completed in a timely and accountable fashion.
  • Other reasonable duties as required

Workplace Health and Safety Responsibilities

Take reasonable actions within your authority to ensure compliance with work health and safety legislation and Costa policies, protocols and procedures for the health and safety of all workers and visitors within the workplace.


  • No specific education requirements
  • Forklift (desirable)
  • Drivers Licence
  • Chemcert (desired)


  • Agricultural/horticultural experience is desired but not a requirement.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role.


  • Ability to report issues and communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Reliable attendance
  • Energetic and motivated
  • Physically capable- moderate level of physical activity is involved in this role, regular walking, lifting, bending and reaching, lifting 25kg fertiliser bags
  • From time to time, ability to undertake strenuous work activities for extended periods of time, under adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Follow direction from upline
  • Ability to take responsibility for designated areas

Company Values

  • Ensure workers personal information is kept private and confidential
  • Responsible for ensuring that your work practices are consistent with company policy
  • Ensure that behaviours outlined in Costa Group vision and values are fostered and practiced
  • Maintain the security of Costa’s physical and intellectual property, plant and equipment in accordance with policies and procedures

Costa Values:

  • Determination – acting decisively and with a sense of urgency
  • Passion – challenging the status quo and acting with energy and enthusiasm
  • Accountability – focusing on outcomes and delivering on commitments
  • Sincerity – acting bolding in an open, honest, and responsible manner
  • Respect – treating others as we expect to be treated in attitude, communication, and personal safety

What We Offer

  • 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

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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: 2024-2363

Location: Corindi

Category: Berries

Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2024