Farm Coordinator (Harvest/Operations)

Farm Coordinator (Harvest/Operations)


Job Position: Farm Coordinator (Harvest/Operations)

Company: Costa Group

Expected salary:

Location: Atherton, QLD

Farm Coordinator (Harvest/Operations) Job Details:


We’re on the lookout for two Farm Coordinators who will lead across our Harvest and Operations departments at our Blueberry farm in Atherton, FNQ.

What We Offer

A permanent, full-time position with a competitive base salary + superannuation.

  • Leadership Development: We offer opportunities for continuous learning, development, and advancement in your career.
  • Work-Life Balance: We value your well-being and prioritize work-life balance, providing you with the support you need to thrive in your personal and professional life.
  • Resources: A full IT kit is provided, ensuring you have the tools necessary for success in an evolving safety landscape.
  • Performance Recognition: Benefit from an annual performance review process that recognizes and celebrates your achievements.

About the Role

Your Daily Adventures…

Block Picking Plan Development:

  • Assist the line manager in creating and maintaining a block picking plan, related to the harvesting of Blueberry fruit.
  • Assist the Harvest Manager in establishing and maintaining the required number of crews based on fruit volumes and picking plans.

Harvest Supervision Support:

  • Collaborate with the Harvest Manager to supervise the Harvest Support team.
  • Monitor team performance and provide constructive feedback for improvement as needed.
  • Act as a point of contact for queries from Field Harvest Supervisors and Crews.
  • Aid Field Supervisors in planning and executing tasks related to the harvest, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure adherence to quality management systems and completion of relevant paperwork.

Projection and Monitoring:

  • Contribute to the production of accurate projections for daily, weekly, and longer-term fruit yield.
  • Provide accurate figures on picking rates to facilitate effective monitoring of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Resource Management:

  • Ensure appropriate resources (both personnel and equipment) are available for harvest crews.
  • Develop short-term people and equipment resourcing plans.

Operational Coordination:

  • Support the operations manager in coordinating all operational farm activities related to harvesting.

Budget and KPI Awareness:

  • Maintain awareness of departmental budgets and performance against budget.
  • Monitor departmental KPIs and work towards driving down costs and improving overall performance.

Feedback to Horticultural Team:

  • Support the Harvest Manager in providing detailed feedback to the Horticultural team regarding blocks, varieties, and trials, with the aim of improving crop performance.

Ad Hoc Operational Duties:

  • Perform other duties related to operations, as required or requested by the Harvest Manager.

About You

  • Experience: Basic experience of coordinating the work of others (4 to 6 months). Sound experience and understanding of straightforward procedures or systems (7 to 12 months)
  • Qualifications: You will need to drive to between locations on the farm so a current driver’s license is essential.
  • Skill Set: Excellent at managing deadlines, accurate data entry, and proficiency in MS Excel and Word.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Work seamlessly within a team and communicate effectively across diverse backgrounds.
  • Values Centric: Showcase values-based behavior in your approach to safety, emphasizing integrity, collaboration, and commitment. Learn more about Costa Values here:

Ready to shape the future of our harvest with us? Submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your qualifications and aspirations and we will get in contact with you.

For more information on this role, please contact the Berries HR team through [email protected]

About Costa

Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. We nurture our people, cultivate our growing sites and invest in ongoing research and development.

All of the products we grow and sell are fresh, nutritious, unprocessed and grown on our very own farms or those of our partner growers.

The Costa Berry Category is at the forefront of genetic growing and innovation. We export to some of the most demanding markets in the world, so food safety is paramount. In all that we grow, we are committed to sustainable production and growing.

People are at the heart of the Costa business and across our regions we are a major employer with more than 6,000 workers during our peak seasons.

Interested in learning more about Costa? Visit our website to find out more

How to Apply?

If you believe you’re a great fit for the role of Farm Coordinator (Harvest/Operations) Apply Now!

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