KATHERINE, NT, 0850 FULL TIME
Our Client is developing one of the largest commercial horticultural operations in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory.
They are in need of an Irrigation Manager with an excellent understanding of modern pressurised drip irrigation systems including installation, maintenance and trouble shooting.
Drip irrigation is fast becoming the standard for large scale Horticultural production across Australia and our client is committed to the production and environmental benefits that this system provides. Water is sourced through excellent underground aquifers via bores and pumps.
With a massive project underway they require an experienced Irrigation Manager who can come on board and take responsibility for all irrigation in the region. This is an all encompassing role and includes accountability for the smooth running of the system, and to assist with new projects.
Reporting to the Farm Manager you will be involved in key establishment, operational, and maintenance aspects of the irrigation systems. The role calls for someone who understands the urgency of intensive production, with an emphasis on forward planning.
Must be well organised, methodical and timely
Will have an excellent understanding of modern drip irrigation systems including installation, maintenance and trouble shooting
This role requires a person with drive and the ability to lead from the front
Must have the ability to work with managers, external advisors and operating staff in a highly integrated business
Working with Drip irrigation
Installation, maintenance and operation of pumps/ fertigation / pressurised systems
Operation of computerised controllers
In-depth experience with Fertigation systems
General tractor work and Machinery operation
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Experience in irrigated Agriculture/Horticulture
5 years' Extensive Drip Irrigation experience
Experience in horticultural production or broad acre production highly regarded
Current licences, including forklift and Heavy Vehicle would be an advantage
Operation of various agricultural implements used in large scale horticulture operations
Ability to work independently and as part of a highly functional team
Applicants must be physically fit, prepared to work outdoors and be willing to learn aspects of the position
Email a cover letter and CV.