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Posted: Wed Jan 24 2024

Irrigation Controller

Wemen, Victoria


Due to operational growth, our client - ofi (also known as Olam Orchards) - are currently seeking multiple Irrigation Controllers. In this role you will be directing the future of ofi's 486Ha Westmore Almond Orchard in Boundary Bend, 371Ha Carina Orchard in Liparoo, and 960Ha Liparoo Orchard in Wemen.
With a negotiable salary to match your skills and experience, on-site solo or family accommodation, and provision of trade tools including a car and mobile phone, your career leap could also mean a lifestyle upgrade.

Your Role
Playing a crucial role in the ofi’s Sunraysia team, you will:
  • Develop and execute strategic irrigation planning, optimising water resource utilisation.
  • Manage and oversee the meticulous execution of irrigation and fertigation schedules.
  • Manage and maintain all on-farm irrigation assets to ensure smooth execution of irrigation and fertigation activities.
  • Lead a small irrigation team, ensuring all staff adhere to compliance and risk management norms, while fostering collaboration across other on-farm teams.
  • Maintain accurate records of irrigation activities in line with OFI’s commitment to transparent and diligent operations.

Does This Sound Like You?
We’re seeking a horticultural enthusiast with:
  • Strong leadership skills and proficiency in budgeting and expense tracking.
  • Technical proficiency with tree crops to make informed decisions related to irrigation planning.
  • Proficient handling and safe storage knowledge of fertilisers according to protocols.
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative mindset, combined with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Knowledge of computer use for data analysis and irrigation software utilisation.

The ofi Advantage
ofi’s unique approach to environmental sustainability has allowed them to be a leader in horticultural production and therefore achieve continuous growth. With growth comes ample opportunity to:
  • Access education and training programs to develop skills
  • Ongoing career development opportunities
  • Outcome linked performance reviews
  • Trade tools provided, including a car and mobile phone

Join The OFI Team
Your expertise is key to our industry's success. Ready to take the helm as the next Irrigation Controller? Click the 'Apply' button or send your resume to noting Ref: BM7892 in the subject line.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please call Brodie McHugh on (08) 8201 9999.

We look forward to receiving your application and exploring the future of agricultural productivity, together.

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

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