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Vacancy: Farm Managers, Waikerie SA, Australia

Vacancy: Farm Managers, Waikerie SA, Australia
Posted on: Sep.18.2021

? Diverse horticultural system
? Hands on leadership position
? Attractive remuneration with accommodation available
? Use of up to date technology and continuous improvement strategies

The Company

Established in 1972 Mitolo Family Farms is a successful and dynamic family owned business supplying potatoes and onions for sale in major Australian supermarket chains and produce markets nationally.

Managing substantial acreage in the Riverland and Mallee regions the farming sector of our business demonstrates a successful history with an even brighter future growth. Our success is attributed to the implementation of continuous improvement strategies and new innovated processes.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Management team the role of Farm Manager will be responsible for the management and improvement of one or several of our potato and onion farms. You will oversee the full ground preparation, planting, growing and harvesting process and work in conjunction with our agronomy team to ensure their recommendations and inputs are effective.

Your key responsibilities will include:

? Management of ground preparation, planting, irrigation, fertilizer application, pest control, harvesting and grading ensuring maximum yield and quality are met for our potato/onion crops
? Coordinate the operation of farming equipment, including but not limited to tractors and harvesters
? Centre pivot irrigation management
? Record keeping of all inputs and activities
? Management, mentoring and upskilling of farm employees
? Driving a positive safety culture and ensuring that all safety requirements are met and communicated
? Monitoring of key quality controls, and meeting HACCP, and WHS requirements

About You

To be successful in this role you will have a hands-on approach and possess a strong work ethic. You will have demonstrated experience managing all tasks involved with the planning, planting, growing and harvesting process. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate on all levels. Your leadership skills and your ability to make timely decisions, as well as your strategic thinking will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. Your self-motivation, enthusiasm and vision will play an integral part in the planning and growth of our farming division.


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