Costa Pty Ltd Berry Category is Australia's largest berry producer with multiple sites located across Australia. Costa grows and markets blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. 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.
The Operations Team are looking for a Substrate Irrigator to join our world class team for an immediate start. This is a Casual role based at our Tolga, Walkamin and Rangeview Farms on the stunning Atherton Tablelands. As one of the largest employers on the Tablelands, we have a lot to offer.
About the Role
In this role you will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems in substrate-grown berry blocks. This role is based on a 7-day rotating roster where you will work approximately 1 weekend/part- weekend in 4 weeks.
Other responsibilities include:
Operation and maintenance of fertiliser mixing
Operation and maintenance of irrigation control systems and irrigation lines
Regular monitoring of plant water use and plant health
General support and maintenance in other departments when required
To be successful in this role you will:
Have a passion for plant health/horticulture
Be self-motivated and enjoy working as part of a team
Have excellent communication skills
Be reliable in attendance
Show attention to detail and diligence in your work
Be physically capable, energetic and motivated
Hold a current Drivers License
Uphold the 5 Costa Core Values of Determination, Passion, Accountability, Sincerity and Respect
Prior irrigation maintenance and installation experience desired
Project Management experience desired but not essential
Please note only short-listed applicants will be contacted, and resumes may be kept on file for future job vacancies.