Grower Supervisor

Full-time leadership position, Family-owned business, Bundaberg, QLD.

-  Full-time leadership position

-  Family-owned business

-  Bundaberg, QLD


This 850Ha family business has grown to become one of Australias largest producers of seedless watermelon and zucchini. The company has built a proud reputation of high quality, with products achieving premium prices with major supermarkets and in key fresh produce markets.


The Grower Supervisor will be responsible for all day to day field activities, after ground preparation and before harvest. Reporting to the Managing Director, this role is directly responsible for supervising sowing, irrigation, fertigation, and pest and disease management across multiple sites.

Key Responsibilities

  • Hands-on leadership of the field operations
  • Implement production schedules to meet market demand
  • Day to day rostering of the field team and manage labour resources
  • Implement WHS and team induction
  • Monitor and report on crop health, quality and fruit maturity
  • Forecast volume and quality
  • Supervise and report on new variety trials

Skills and Experience

  • Hands-on management of large-scale commercial horticulture operations
  • Active leadership and supervision of field team
  • Management of food safe and quality standards
  • Experience with logistics, planning and management of multiple farm sites
  • Pest and disease management, crop health and the use of ag chemicals


  • Post-secondary qualifications in agriculture or similar are desirable but not essential
  • Current drivers licence


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

Please note, applicants must have full rights to work in Australia, sponsorship is not available for this role.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australias premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.

23/03/2020 $0 Bundaberg & Wide Bay Burnett 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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