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We're always looking for people like you. If you are passionate about horticulture, please apply today!

Join our team!

Rombola is proud to be in the business of producing fresh produce, ensuring that Australian and overseas consumers have access every day.

The rural lifestyle, working close to nature and value of quality are some things that make our company unique. We offer diverse job opportunities in different areas for people who enjoy this type of work environment!

Job opportunities are available within different areas such as growing, agronomy, farm management, finance, HR, IT and trades departments. 

Where else can enjoy working alongside nature while also contributing toward sustainability goals for future generations!

Current Vacancies

Explore your career opportunities at Rombola Family Farms and find the position that is right for you, please select from the list below, if you can’t find a relevant position, please send us your resume to hr@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au

Mataranka (NT):

Live and work at our farm! Our Mataranka farm is located about 420 km southeast of the territory capital of Darwin, and 100 km south of Katherine, easy access from the highway.

14 June 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Irrigation Technician/Bore Runner to join our team in Mataranka, NT. The Irrigation Technician will play a vital role in maintaining the health and productivity of crops by ensuring they receive the proper amount of water at the right times. Their expertise in irrigation systems and water management is essential for the success of the farm’s produce.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Turns irrigation systems on and off as designated.
  • Repairs and replaces hoses, pipes, and numerous types of sprinkler heads and fixtures.
  • Operates timers, clocks, and controls for sprinklers.
  • Replaces or repairs irrigation valves.
  • Installs or repairs irrigation lines.
  • May assist in various maintenance activities as required.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • At least three years related experience and may have, or be undertaking, AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education. 
  • Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair manual and/or computerized irrigation systems.
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions. 
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to perform irrigation tasks such as operate timers, clocks, and controls for sprinklers.
  • Initiative and integrity. 
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is essential.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in record-keeping.

 

In return we offer you:

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Learning and growth opportunities within a fast paced and growing business.
  • A passionate and energetic team culture.

 

Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

 

More information :
For more information or for a confidential discussion please contact Ansel on 0419 829 434.

Click here to apply

14 June 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Rockmelon/Pumpkin Grower to join our team in Mataranka, NT. The Grower is responsible for all aspects of produce cultivation, from planting and nurturing to harvesting and packaging. Supported by in-house industry agronomy and irrigation personnel, implementation of crop management practices will be key to increase produce yield and succeed in this role.

 

This position will suit someone who has prior experience as an agronomist.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Monitor the agreed production schedule to ensure all tasks are completed in line with agreed timing and quality standards for all plantings to be able to produce the required outcome.
  • Plan and oversee the cultivation of rockmelon and pumpkin crops from planting to harvest and ensure they are in accordance with quality standards and market requirements.
  • Prepare soil for planting and ensure proper fertilization and nutrient management.
  • Actively and effectively communicate with outsourced agronomists and consultants.
  • Supervise and train farm workers as needed.
  • Oversee and assist where required with harvesting operations.
  • Implement irrigation systems and monitor water levels to maintain optimal soil moisture.
  • Monitor crop health and identify and address any issues related to pests, diseases, or nutrient deficiencies.
  • Coordinate with farm managers to develop planting schedules and manage crop rotation.
  • Maintain accurate records of crop yields, expenses, and other relevant data.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a management capacity within the horticulture industry.
  • Proven experience in rockmelon and/or pumpkin cultivation. 
  • Strong knowledge of agronomy principles and crop management techniques.
  • Good with numbers: analysing trends, calculating water and nutrition budgets.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Physical ability to perform tasks related to crop cultivation, including bending, lifting, and operating farm equipment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is essential.
  • Familiarity with agricultural machinery and equipment.
  • Skilled at crop health, production planning and pest and disease management.
  • Knowledge of best practices for soil preparation, planting, and crop maintenance
  • Strong understanding of irrigation techniques and water management
  • Tertiary qualifications in Agriculture will be highly regarded.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Ability to adapt to changing weather conditions and work environments.
  • Flexibility to work long hours and weekends during peak seasons.
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.

 

In return we offer you:

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Learning and growth opportunities within a fast paced and growing business.
  • A passionate and energetic team culture.

 

Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

 

More information :
For more information or for a confidential discussion please contact Ansel on 0419 829 434.

Click here to apply

27 May 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include almonds, wine grapes, seedless watermelon, rockmelons, broccoli, and pumpkin.  Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a passionate and driven Junior Agronomist to join our production team in Mataranka, NT. Working closely with our experienced agronomy team, you will be responsible for field collections of sap, tissue, and soil samples, and prepare the samples for in house analysis as well as by an independent laboratory. The recording and collation of field data, entry, and analysis of the data into relevant systems is an important part of the role, while analysing produce to set and maintain standards of quality.

This role will suit a recent graduate with an understanding of agronomy, who is looking to start their career and make a meaningful impact in sustainable food production. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience, develop your agronomic skills, and work within a supportive and collaborative environment.  

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Assist with field trials and help manage assessments
  • Assist with pest, disease, and moisture monitoring.
  • Scout crops for pest and disease issues and report findings
  • Field collections of sap, tissue, and soil samples for analysis
  • Record and collate field and laboratory data and maintain data collection and management processes including entering acquired data into database.
  • Prepare laboratory samples for analysis, following proper protocols to ensure that they will be stored, prepared, and disposed of efficiently and effectively.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, analysis that include results, charts, and graphs to document research findings and trend results.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • A qualification in Agriculture, Agronomy, or related field.
  • A good understanding of crop cultivation techniques, fertilization, pest management and irrigation systems.
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Excellent observation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team or independently with minimal supervision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using computers for data management and analysis.
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to transportation will be essential due to farm location (there is no public transportation).

 

In return we offer you:

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Learning and growth opportunities within a fast paced and growing business.
  • On site accommodation due to remote location.

 

Who we are?

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates a counter-seasonal operation at Mataranka in the Northern Territory enabling us to supply our melon and pumpkin customers year-round.

More information :
For more information or for a confidential discussion please contact Ansel on 0419 829 434.

Click here to apply

24 May 2024

Rombola Family Farms is seeking a passionate and driven Irrigation Manager to join our team at Mataranka in the Northern Territory. The Irrigation Manager is responsible for the day to day irrigating and fertigating, in excess of 800 hectares of Melon and Pumpkin crops. You will be responsible for the coordination of all irrigation infrastructure servicing, repairs and maintenance and trouble shooting and coordinating all key maintenance aspects of the system.

This is an intensive horticulture enterprise, which requires a manager that is motivated, hands on and able to work under pressure.  This position will suit an individual with a mechanical aptitude and a flair for technology. 

We encourage applicants who are interested in being sponsored for this position to apply. 

 

Key operational accountabilities include:

  • Work with the grower/s to monitor plant growth, soil moisture, nutrition, and health.
  • Utilise scientific methods to calculate crop water requirements. Taking advantage of soil moisture monitors, satellite imagery and hyperlocal weather forecasts.
  • Responsible for the planning, programming and application of irrigation and fertigation to meet crop requirements.
  • Overall accountability for all irrigation infrastructure.
  • Work closely with the production team, to ensure agreed production practices and systems are delivering the desired result.
  • Troubleshooting irrigation issues and conduct maintenance and repairs.
  • Undertake basic preventative and scheduled maintenance of the irrigation infrastructure, plant & equipment.
  • Maintaining accurate irrigation and fertigation records in-line with company protocol.
  • Maintain adherence to the safe and correct storage, handling, mixing and transportation of chemicals and fertilisers ensuring attention to correct dosages.
  • Organise and supervise irrigation team on a day to day basis.
  • Meet budget expectations for irrigation commissioning.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Experience in irrigation coordination and management horticultural enterprise. Experience with subsurface drip and deep well bore pumps would be an advantage.
  • Excellent time management, work scheduling and planning skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic fast paced business.
  • Mechanical aptitude that highlights experience maintaining and repairing irrigation systems.
  • Sound computer literacy skills and experience with irrigation control systems and a flair for technology that enabling us to achieve smart and sustainable farming practices.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A sense of urgency and a can-do attitude
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.
  • A current driver’s licence and own transport.

 

In return we offer you

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • A passionate and energetic team culture.
  • Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.
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Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates a counter-seasonal operation at Mataranka in the Northern Territory enabling us to supply our melon and pumpkin customers year-round.

More information

For more information or for a confidential discussion please Contact Ansel on 0419 829 434.

 

Click here to apply

 

16 February 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic Harvest Workers – Farm Labourers to join our team in Mataranka, NT. The successful applicants will support harvest operations by selecting fresh produce for picking according to size and ripeness, and discard rotting and over-ripened produce following Rombola Family Farms quality standards. The role may operate farm machinery to harvest fresh produce, load picked fresh produce into containers, taking care to avoid damage and assist with minor repairs and maintenance of vehicles, assets and equipment.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Picking fruit and vegetables according to size and ripeness by hand.
  • Discarding rotting and over-ripened produce following our quality standards.
  • Operating small tractors, when required.
  • Loading picked fresh produce into containers.
  • Digging and planting/transplanting seedlings by hand
  • Receiving incoming goods, checking for damage and for discrepancies between goods and packing orders. 
  • Unloading vehicles, opening packages, and removing contents.
  • Labelling goods with details of storage location.
  • Packing and weighing goods and sealing boxes.
  • Assisting with regular stocktakes.
  • Participate in inspecting, grading, sorting, storage and post-harvest treatment of crops.
  • Perform general labouring tasks.
  • Perform daily pre-start and post-operation checks.
  • Dig and plant seeds, or transplant seedlings by hand or machine.
  • Perform thinning or pruning activities.
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive storage facilities.
  • Perform a range of housekeeping tasks on premises and grounds.
  • Performing basic recording functions related to work performed at this level.
  • Providing assistance within the scope of this level to other employees as required.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Previous farm experience is an advantage.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Reliable transportation is a must.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours during peak periods, including weekends and public holidays.
  • Immediate availability to start work.
  • Willing to stay for the whole harvest period.
  • Be capable and willing to work in a busy environment. 
  • Awareness and ability to adhere to rules and procedures.
  • Evidence of work rights.
  • Chemical Certification will be advantageous.
  • Team player who can work effectively with people from different backgrounds.
  • Good level of physical fitness, including ability to kneel, grasp, bend/twist, lift light to moderate loads (up to 10-15kg)

 

In return we offer you:

  • On-site Farm accommodation. 
  • Casual positions during harvest.
  • Busy and energetic environment with variety of activities.

 

Commencement date: March/April 2024 until October/November 2024. This role will be casual.

 

Remuneration:  $28.26/hr (Horticulture Award 2020, Level 1).

 

Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

 

More information :
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Ansel on 0419 829 434. 

Please Note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Click here to apply

16 February 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking passionate and driven Forklift Operators to join our team in Mataranka, NT. The successful applicants will support harvest operations by carrying out a series of jobs including bins’ receival, weighting, packing, transporting, and loading of produce into the cool room and trucks as directed. 

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Ensure trailers are loaded in a timely manner (No 1 priority).
  • Stack bins in correct groups of 3 or 4 depending on the high of the bins. 
  • Load cool room as directed by Packhouse Manager.
  • Stage loads as directed.
  • Ensure seedless cool room drains are clear and flowing.
  • Load bins on and off scales.
  • Stack up made bins.
  • Ensure pallets and cardboard are ready for bin makers.
  • Stage loads as directed.
  • Daily Forklift checks completed. Inspecting and controlling equipment to identify wear and damage. 
  • Ensure weights in bins are correct.
  • Ensure correct size seedless used when finalizing weight. 
  • Blow and wipe down bins and seedless.
  • Pallet cap finish goods.
  • Ensure all bin labels are on the bins and label info is correct.
  • Ensure Pack Manager is entered correctly.
  • Ensure truck is load as directed.
  • Operate Forklifts in a safe manner as directed by Supervisors.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • A Current Driver’s License and your own transportation is a must. 
  • Forklift license (Applicants with experience but no forklift license are also encouraged to apply).
  • You must pass a forklift competency test conducted at the farm, to be able to drive the forklift.
  • Chemical Certification will be advantageous.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with a can-do attitude. 
  • Team player who can work effectively with people from different backgrounds. 
  • Awareness and ability to adhere to rules and procedures, so not to damage farm machinery and be able to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets, including weekends and public holidays.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of work rights.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets, including weekends and public holidays.
  • Good level of physical fitness, including ability to kneel, grasp, bend/twist, lift light to moderate. loads (up to 10-15kg) and be able to work in temperature extremes and dust.

 

In return we offer you:

  • Busy and energetic work environment with varieties of activities.
  • On-site Farm Accommodation.
  • Casual positions during harvest.

 

Commencement date: March/April 2024 until October/November 2024. This role will be casual.

 

Remuneration:  Starting at $28.26/hr (Horticulture Award 2020, Level 1). Once you pass the Forklift competency test, you will be issued a new contract at $29.84 per hour (Horticulture Award 2020, Level 3).

 

Those who do not pass the Forklift competency will not be able to operate a forklift on our farm and will be issued a contract for a different position.

 

Who we are?

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

More information :
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Ansel on 0419 829 434. 

Please Note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Click here to apply

Griffith (NSW):

Live in Griffith, work at our farm! Our farm is in Nericon about 20 km from Griffith. Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Please note, our seasonal recruitment program starts in November, we offer a number of Farm and Production casual positions, all vacant positions will be advertised in our careers page, we encourage you to follow us in social media to stay up to date with the latest available positions.

14 June 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

 

We are seeking a passionate and skilled Head of People and Culture responsible for leading our human resource team with a focus on talent acquisition and retention, WHS and employee relations. This role will collaborate with all departments, managers, and various stakeholders, both external and internal, to effectively manage the diverse workforce in our farms and facilities, implement HR best practices, and contribute to the success and well-being the workforce. This role reports to our Managing Director and is a key leader with extensive experience and knowledge to interpret HR policies and relevant legislation, advise on risk management, and coach and support managers in handling work health and safety, people management, industrial relations and change processes. 

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive people strategy aligned with our business goals.
  • Drive initiatives that enhance employee engagement, retention, and performance.
  • Collaborate with senior management to create a positive workplace culture.
  • Oversee recruitment efforts across all locations, ensuring timely hiring of seasonal workers.
  • Implement effective sourcing strategies to attract skilled and motivated individuals.
  • Partner with line managers to assess staffing needs and optimize workforce planning.
  • Design and deliver training programs to enhance skills and competencies.
  • Foster a learning culture that encourages continuous development.
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to your direct reports.
  • Manage HR processes, including onboarding, performance management, and benefits administration.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations.
  • Lead the integration of the HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) and reporting, ensuring the business is prepared for positive outcomes during audits and accurate data for reporting purposes. 
  • Lead and drive an effective Safety and Return to Work (RTW) framework and strategy.
  • Represent our organization in industry forums, conferences, and community events.
  • Build strong relationships with local communities and stakeholders.
  • Promote our commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in a similar role of at least 5 years.
  • Experience in managing large diverse seasonal workforces.
  • Strong understanding of HRIS systems with the ability to leverage the system to provide timely reporting and accuracy of information.
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills with the ability to foster relationships at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A current driver’s licence.

 

In return we offer you:

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Learning and growth opportunities within a fast paced and growing business.
  • A passionate and energetic team culture.

 

Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

 

More information

For more information or for a confidential discussion please contact Priscilla on 0447 502 443

Click here to apply

14 June 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a passionate and driven Irrigation Farm Hand to join our team in Nericon, NSW. The successful applicant will play an essential role in the day-to-day operations of our farm. You will work closely with our experienced team to support various farming activities and maintain our commitment to sustainable agriculture. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about agriculture and eager to learn and grow in a dynamic farm environment.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Turns irrigation systems on and off as designated
  • Operate a RTV/Mule.
  • Replaces or repairs irrigation valves.
  • Commissioning of blocks.
  • Regular pressure checks and fixing of leaks on blocks/mainlines.
  • Installs or repairs of irrigation lines.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Performing general labouring duties, such as landscaping, spraying (Knapsack) upkeep of pump sheds.
  • Perform basic recording functions such as pesticide use and water levels.
  • Provide assistance within the scope of this level to other employees as required.
  • Perform daily pre-start checks.
  • Clear and maintain irrigation ditches, as directed by supervisor.
  • Assisting with minor repairs and maintenance of vehicles, assets, and equipment.
  • Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Participating in training programs to enhance skills and knowledge related to horticultural practices and safety procedures. 
  •  

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Willingness to work in various weather conditions.
  • Physical fitness and ability to perform manual labour.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude for equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Strong work ethic, reliability, and punctuality.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work as part of a team.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to farm-specific procedures and practices.
  • Team player who can work effectively with people from different backgrounds.
  • Awareness and ability to adhere to WHS requirements. 
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A Chemical Accreditation (ChemCert) and forklift license would be considered an advantage.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

 

In return we offer you:

  • A collaborative and supportive team environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.

 

Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

 

More information

For more information or for a confidential discussion please contact Priscilla on 0447 502 443

Click here to apply

3 June 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a passionate and driven Cleaner to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The successful applicant will be key to creating and maintaining a clean and hygienic environment. They will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining cleanliness of the offices, lunchrooms and bathrooms. 

This role will suit a self-motivated and detail oriented individual. If you enjoy creating spotless and inviting spaces, this job is for you. 

Key accountabilities include:

  •  Perform routine cleaning tasks, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and dusting.
  • Sanitize and disinfect high-touch surfaces to maintain a germ-free environment.
  • Clean and maintain restrooms to ensure cleanliness and adequate supplies.
  • Ensure all areas are organized and free from clutter.
  • Handle cleaning equipment and supplies responsibly.
  • Collaborate with team members to prioritise tasks and maintain a harmonious work environment.
  • Identify and report any maintenance issues or damages to the appropriate personnel.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols.
  • Display a friendly and professional attitude while interacting with colleagues and clients.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Previous experience in professional cleaning preferred but not essential.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality results.
  • Knowledge of proper cleaning techniques and the safe use of cleaning chemicals.
  • Physical stamina and ability to handle repetitive tasks.
  • Excellent time management skills to complete tasks efficiently.
  • Strong communication skills to work effectively with a team.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to take initiative.
  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to company policies.
  • Drivers Licence 

 

In return we offer you:

  • Opportunity to grow and progress within the company.
  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • A passionate and energetic team culture.

 

Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

More Information:
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Priscilla on 0447 502 443

Click here to apply

29 May 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a skilled and responsible Spray Rig Operator to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The Spray Rig Operator will help maintain the health and vitality of our farm’s produce. As a key member of our agricultural team, you will be responsible for operating and maintaining spray rigs, applying pesticides and fertilizers, and ensuring the overall well-being of our crops.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Operate and maintain farm equipment, including tractors and sprayers.
  • Apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in accordance with established procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Monitor and evaluate crop conditions to determine appropriate treatment measures.
  • Keep accurate records of chemical usage, equipment maintenance, and daily activities.
  • Ensure proper calibration of equipment for precise application.
  • Adhere to strict safety protocols and wear appropriate PPE.
  • Assisting with minor repairs and general farm maintenance tasks as needed. 
  • Periodical guidance to less experienced staff and labour hire.
  • Implement environmental stewardship practices to minimize impact.
  • Collaborate with other farm personnel on various tasks.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Previous experience as a Spray Rig Operator or similar role on a farm is highly preferred. 
  • Chemical Accreditation (ChemCert).
  • Knowledge and experience with precision ag technology.
  • Mechanically inclined and comfortable using modern technology such as smart phones. 
  • Transportation and a valid driver’s licence.
  • Knowledge of safe pesticide application practices and farm machinery operation. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to safety.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing conditions.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A truck license and/or a valid forklift license would be considered an advantage.

 

In return we offer you:

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment that values diversity.
  • On-site training and ongoing guidance to help you excel in your role.

 

Who we are?

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

More Information:
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Priscilla on 0447 502 443

Click here to apply

24 May 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Human Resources Administrator. The Human Resources Administrator assists with the efficient and effective delivery of Human Resource functions and in the delivery of our Work Health & Safety Program and Integrated Management Systems, to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

 

Key operational accountabilities include:

  • Assist with the preparation of position descriptions, selection criteria, job advertisements and role-specific interview guides.
  • Assist with the selection and recruitment process.
  • Assist with the commencement of the employment process, including co-ordinating the induction and onboarding program, processing employment contract and commencement of employment forms.  
  • Assist payroll functions including back up for payroll when required.
  • Assist with the monitoring of all aspects of workforce compliance including but not limited to visas status, licensing and required certification.
  • Assist with the completion of risk assessments, preparation of safe work method standard procedures for high-risk tasks and maintenance of the businesses risk register.
  • Assist with the investigation and reporting on workplace incidents and near misses.
  • Assist with the processing of Worker Compensation claims and return to work programs.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the HRIS.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • 1-2 years of HR/WHS experience in a busy environment.
  • Tertiary education in HR/WHS highly regarded.
  • Flexible, willing to take on new responsibilities.
  • Team player treats co-workers as internal customers.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Sense of urgency and a “can do” attitude.
  • Organised, maintaining focus under pressure.
  • Able to prioritise tasks while providing high-quality support to various stakeholders.
  • Professional, sociable, love to develop relationships with people.
  • Enjoys and can work in a highly dynamic environment.

 

In return we offer you:

  • Great career opportunity for a driven and process minded person.
  • On the job training provided by an experience management team.
  • Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

 

Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

More Information:
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Robert on 0417 847 490. 

Click here to apply

24 May 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Payroll Officer to join our team in Griffith, NSW on a full-time basis. The ideal candidate will be responsible for processing payroll accurately and efficiently, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and company policies. This position will play a key role in maintaining payroll records, resolving payroll discrepancies, and providing excellent customer service to employees.

 

This role is office based only.

 

Key accountabilities include: 

  • Maintain payroll information including the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
  • Updates payroll records when required.
  • Coordinate time recording and payroll processing for direct and indirect employees.
  • Reconcile time recording for direct and indirect employees to ensure hours are available for payroll processing.
  • Reconcile weekly labor hire invoices.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of wages and salaries, pay as you go (PAYG), deductions, leave, superannuation, and non-taxable wages.
  • Determines payroll liabilities of employee wages and salaries, PAYG, superannuation, and workers compensation payments.
  • Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
  • Ensures employees payroll minimum entitlements are met.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources (HR) and accounting teams to accomplish related results as needed.
  • Reconcile end of the month wages to process superannuation and payroll tax payments.
  • Supervise employee’s performance and compliance with Rombola Family Farms systems of work.
  • Provides training, supports, and develops employees.
  • Voice concerns with management and assist in problem solving to resolve concerns.

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Business or Financial Services. A Bachelor’s Degree in finance related fields will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Payroll.
  • Understanding of payroll compliance.
  • General knowledge of Modern Awards and other state and industry legislation.
  • Knowledge of general payroll practices, procedures, operations, and legislation.
  • Team supervising experience.
  • Must have excellent time management and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast and high-paced environment with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Honesty, integrity, and discretion.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a broader team.
  • Ability to identify and solve issues proactively.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A sense of urgency and a can-do attitude
  • Advanced computer software skills, Word and Excel and other accounting / payroll packages.
  • A current driver’s licence and own transport

 

In return we offer you:

  •  An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience.
  • A passionate and energetic team culture.
  • Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

 

Who we are:

Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW.  The company operates counter-seasonal operations in Mataranka (Northern Territory), and in Bundaberg (Queensland), allowing us to supply our melons and pumpkins to our customers year-round.

More Information:
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Priscilla on 0447 502 443

Click here to apply

24 May 2024

Rombola Family Farms encompasses over 4,000 hectares of intensive irrigated horticultural production at Griffith (NSW), Bundaberg (QLD) and Mataranka (NT). Agricultural enterprises include Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelons, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Almonds and Winegrapes. Operations include primary production, processing, value adding and marketing. 

We are seeking a passionate and driven Diesel Mechanic to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The Diesel Mechanic will report to the Engineering Manager and play a crucial role in ensuring that farm machinery is running smoothly and efficiently. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Mechanical Repairs. You should be able to work independently and be able to troubleshoot problems quickly and effectively.

 

Key operational accountabilities include:

  • Conducting regular maintenance checks on all farm machinery
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing mechanical issues
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts
  • Performing routine servicing and oil changes
  • Ensuring all machinery is operating safely and efficiently

 

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Experience working as a diesel mechanic, preferably with farm machinery.
  • A strong understanding of diesel engines and hydraulic systems
  • Knowledge of safety protocols and regulations related to working with heavy machinery.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical issues.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A strong attention to detail and a commitment to safety
  • A willingness to work flexible hours during peak periods.

 

In return we offer you

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience. 
  • A passionate and energetic team culture. 
  • Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

 

Who we are
Rombola Family Farms is a large scale, progressive, privately owned horticultural business based 20kms North of Griffith, NSW. The company operates a counter-seasonal operation at Mataranka in the Northern Territory enabling us to supply our melon and pumpkin customers year-round.

More information
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Priscilla on 0447 502 443

Click here to apply

Brisbane (QLD):

We are expanding our operation into Brisbane and would love to hear from any interested applicants.

Adelaide (SA):

 Join our team at Collins warehouse based in Wingfield, Adelaide.

How to apply

  1. Select the vacant position you like to apply for.
  2. Please enter the required details in each section of the online application.
  3. Upload the following documents as PDF documents:

    – Cover letter
    – Selection Criteria response
    – CV

  4. Once you have completed all required sections, click ‘Submit Application’. An automated response will be emailed to you to confirm receipt of your application.
  5. Once the position closes (midnight on the advertised closing date), we will review all applications and form a shortlist of candidates we would like to meet for an interview.

Generally, the shortlist process takes approximately 3-4 weeks. 

Please note, our Nericon seasonal recruitment program starts in November, we offer a number of Farm and Production casual positions, they will be advertised our careers page. We only contact successful applicants and are unable to accept CVs for positions not advertised, but you can follow us on social media to stay up to date with the latest available positions. 

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