Irrigation Technician

Irrigation Technician

(Colignan Farm and Nangiloc Farm) 

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.

We are seeking Irrigation Technicians to be located at both Colignan Farm and Nangiloc Farm (40 min drive from Mildura). These roles suits physically active people seeking job security and a long term career in the Horticulture Industry including supervisory/leadership progression.  The roles are initially casual leading to Permanent/Full Time following a successful probation period, with a company house made available to the successful candidate.

What you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Irrigation Manager, the Irrigation Technician will assist in the maintenance and repair of overhead sprinkler and drip irrigation across citrus, table grape, wine grape and avocado plantings. The flexibility to work outside of normal hours including night shifts or weekends, if required, is critical to ensure harvest requirements are met.

Other responsibilities:

  • Irrigation repairs.
  • Cleaning filters,  flushing driplines and unblocking sprinklers.
  • Check that irrigation has gone as programmed and troubleshoot any issues.
  • Mixing and carting of fertilisers.
  • Accurate recording of fertiliser usage.
  • General farm work if required.

What you’ll bring to the role: 

  • Experience working in a similar role would be highly regarded.
  • Physical fitness and ability to perform outdoor work in a safe manner. 
  • Understanding of soils and irrigation to inform irrigation scheduling decisions.
  • Basic computer skills in order to access online soil moisture sensor data and to schedule irrigation.
  • Reliable transport and a current Driver’s License is essential.

We care for our people

People are the heart of Costa. Our employees enjoy some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry. From competitive pay to health, wellbeing, and further 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.

Ready to apply?

For more information please contact Sukhdeep Singh Irrigation Manager at Colignan Farm on 0488 111 955 or Kaleb Weight, Farm Manager at Nangiloc on 0458 469 820. 

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Casual / Seasonal

Job no: 2023-2095

Location: Colignan

Category: Citrus/Grapes

Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023