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Irrigation Manager

Rural Funds Management Limited
Rockhampton, Australia
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the opportunity:

We are looking for an Irrigation Manager to oversee the delivery of irrigation across the Fitzroy Macadamia developments in Gogango, Queensland (65km SW of Rockhampton). This role coordinates and oversees the delivery of irrigation requirements across the macadamia developments in the Fitzroy River region. You will provide irrigation expertise supporting the irrigation system design and installation.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Area Manager - Fitzroy Macadamia Operations, you will be responsible for:
  • Providing irrigation expertise with the irrigation systems design and installation.
  • Monitor water account balances and requirements from various users.
  • Program, manage and control automation systems.
  • Provide guidance to orchard managers on irrigation requirements.
  • Be a role model by demonstrating precise and safe work behaviours and reinforcing policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate delivery of water via suppliers and infrastructure to users as required.
  • Maintain effective working relationships.
  • Identify the training needs of workers.

  • You will hold a C class drivers' license (essential).
  • Experience in operation and management of pressurised irrigation systems.
  • Experience with irrigation automation.
  • Experience with tree crops.
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.

  • Competitive annual salary up to $110,000 p.a., dependent on experience and qualifications.
  • Eligibility to participate in the company's group salary continuance, group life insurance plan and annual bonus scheme.

How to Apply:

Please submit a covering letter addressing the requirements mentioned above and your resume via our website by 28 June 2024. Please note that candidates may be evaluated before the closing date.

About Rural Funds Management:

Rural Funds Management (RFM) is an industry leader managing approximately $2.3 billion in agricultural assets on behalf of retail and institutional investors, including the ASX-listed Rural Funds Group (RFF). We have over 27 years' experience owning, developing, and operating farms in most Australian states.
At RFM, our culture is built on the core principle of 'Managing good assets with good people.' We believe in being precise, offering variety, rewarding effort, and providing a friendly workplace.

Joining RFM means becoming part of a dedicated team of over 240 professionals, including fund managers, finance experts, horticulturists, agronomists, and farm managers. Whether you are seeking a corporate or operational role, RFM has a place for individuals who are passionate about agriculture and finance.

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