Irrigation assistant

Manbulloo is an Australian owned and operated horticultural business which specialises in growing, packing, marketing and distributing mangoes throughout Domestic and Export markets. Manbulloo is Australias largest grower of Kensington Pride mangoes with seven family operated farms across NT and Nth QLD. 

As Australias largest grower of Kensington Pride Mangoes along with several other varieties, Manbulloo feels great responsibility to deliver the best tasting and quality mangoes to consumers both within Australia and overseas each year. 

We are currently seeking a reliable and experienced Irrigation officer for one of our farms located near Katherine, Northern Territory.

Your key responsibilities include (but not limited to) installation and ongoing maintenance of the irrigation system (checking sprinklers are working properly and fixing them as required, flushing valve, fixing leaks, etc.), monitoring of the irrigation system and Irrimax irrigation data plus record keeping. 

The position will require some flexibility occasionally as other jobs might be required to be done throughout the year such as fertigation, spraying etc.

The successful candidate will have a responsible, hand on approach to work and a commitment to accurate record keeping.

Knowledge and skills essential:

  • Basic mechanical abilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Current C - class drivers license
  • Ability to carry out duties safely in accordance with OHS regulations


  • Experience in a similar role
  • Experience in bore systems and related infrastructure
  • Experience in agriculture/forestry/horticulture
  • Tractor operation experience

About the position:

  • This position will be for 38 hours per week.  However, during the harvest season (September to December) you have the opportunity to work some additional hours and weekends.
  • Initially you will start off as a casual employee with the potential of a full time permanent position for the right person



16/11/2020 $0 Katherine & Northern Australia 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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