Field Harvest Coordinator

Field Harvest Coordinator


Job Position: Field Harvest Coordinator

Company: Costa Group

Expected salary:

Location: Corindi Beach, NSW

Field Harvest Coordinator Job Details:


We’re on the lookout for a Farm Coordinator who will lead across our Harvest department at our Berry farm near Corindi Beach, NSW.

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.
  • Performance Recognition: Benefit from an annual performance review process that recognizes and celebrates your achievements.

About the Role

This role provides critical support to the Harvest Lead and Field Harvest Supervisors by planning, coordinating, and monitoring all aspects of the harvest operation. Key responsibilities include:

Planning and Coordination:

  • Developing and maintaining block picking plans: Collaborate with the Harvest Lead to create efficient harvest schedules, considering factors like fruit maturity, weather, and labor availability.
  • Supporting Field Harvest Supervisors: Assist supervisors in planning their picking order, assigning crews to appropriate blocks, and resolving any challenges they encounter.
  • Projecting fruit yield: Produce accurate estimates of daily, weekly, and long-term fruit yield to optimize resource allocation and track progress towards KPIs.
  • Labor planning: Ensure the required number of crews are available based on fruit volumes and harvest plans.

Monitoring and Performance:

  • Support the Harvest team: Assist crew members with any inquiries or challenges they face during harvest.
  • Monitor performance: Track harvesting progress, identify areas for improvement, and provide constructive feedback to crew members and supervisors.
  • Resource management: Ensure crews have the necessary tools and equipment to perform their tasks effectively.
  • Develop short-term resource plans: Allocate people and equipment efficiently to address changing harvest needs.

Quality and Communication:

  • Maintain awareness of departmental KPIs: Track key performance indicators related to cost, efficiency, and quality.
  • Monitor quality performance: Ensure crews adhere to quality standards and identify any potential issues.
  • Enforce quality management systems: Ensure proper procedures are followed, and necessary paperwork is completed.
  • Act as a point of contact: Answer questions and address concerns from Field Harvest Supervisors.
  • Provide feedback to the Horticultural team: Collaborate with the Harvest Lead to share insights on block performance, variety characteristics, and trial results to improve future crop management.

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 Field Harvest Coordinator Apply Now!

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