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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.

18 January 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. 

 

*Our application process has changed, please see jotform link at the end of the advertisement.*

 

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 please email hr@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au or for a confidential discussion please Contact Robert on 0417 847 490 or Erika 0499 444 717.

 

Click here to apply

 

18 January 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 Erika on 0499 444 717 or Robert on 0417 847 490.

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.

4 January 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 Farm Manager to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The Farm Manager will be hands-on and be a strategic thinker with demonstrated people leadership skills and operational management experience.

The Farm Manager is a key member of the Rombola Family Farms production team. This role will oversee operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, services, and cost-effective management of resources (including plant, equipment, and human resources). The role will also manage overall day-to-day operations and supervision of direct reports to meet the needs of the production schedule. 

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Plan and coordinate the production of all our crops, such as, watermelon and melons according to the organisational plan for the specific season. 
  • Estimating & budgeting costs for monthly & quarterly & yearly farm operations.
  • Manage all new varietal trials and full supply chain analysis for presentation to the Managing Director including selecting and planting seeds, seedlings, and grafting new varieties.
  • Monitor the agreed production schedule to ensure all tasks are completed in line with agreed timing for all plantings. 
  • Liaise with the production team to alter irrigation, nutrition, weed, pest & disease control, and sun screening in a planting as required.
  • Monitor crop health and fruit maturity to forecast fruit volume & quality by week.
  • Contributes constructively and proactively to production team discussion about the design of production schedules with market timing, volume, quality attributes and internal capacity constraints in mind.
  • Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand.
  • Maintain farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems.
  • Work with Human Resources staff to recruit, interview, select, hire, and employ an appropriate number of employees.
  • Provide oversight and direction to employees in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures. 

 

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

  • Qualification in a relevant discipline, is preferred but not required.
  • Proven ability and minimum 5 years’ experience in the farming field and a track record of success in achieving production targets.
  • Understanding of commercial realities including exposure to and participation in financial, commercial, and planning decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop work plans and achieve the goals of these work plans.
  • Good with numbers: analysing cost and want to have input into Capital Expenditure and farm expansion plans.
  • A high level of energy with a positive can-do attitude, with the ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Competence and experience in the operation of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Practical understanding of the use and application of farm-related software programs and high level of computer literacy.
  • Relationship management skills with the ability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional people management and negotiation skills.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.
  • 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.
  • Annual salary range is between $90,000 – $110,000 plus superannuation. 

 

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 or Erika on 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

8 December 2023

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 National Technical Manager to oversee technical operations across our diverse farm locations. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader in quality assurance within the FMCG industry, adept at being the primary liaison to external stakeholders while ensuring accountability across the entire supply chain. This individual will possess a solution-focused mindset, consistently driving excellence in end-product quality, operational efficiency, and strategic planning. Their expertise lies in maintaining rigorous standards, fostering strong relationships, and strategically innovating to optimize operations while aligning technical strategies with overarching business objectives.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Lead, mentor, and manage a diverse team of technical staff across multiple farm locations.
  • Develop and implement technical strategies aligned with productivity and sustainability goals.
  • Drive innovation in production techniques, utilizing technology and best practices to optimize crop quality and technical operations.
  • Collaborate with farm managers and agronomists to ensure the effective implementation of technical solutions, quality control measures, and efficient post-harvest management practices.
  • Act as a technical advisor, providing guidance and support to internal teams and external stakeholders, engaging in stakeholder interactions, liaising with customers and supermarkets to forecast potential issues, leading corrective action plans, and conducting thorough root cause analysis to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Anticipate market trends and innovate solutions accordingly to deliver a competitive advantage as a supplier of choice.
  • Drive continuous improvement in technical operations, processes, and service quality.
  • Actively contribute to the development of safe plant, equipment, and work practices. 

 

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

  • A degree in Agricultural Science, Food Science, Food Technology, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a technical leadership role within the agricultural sector, preferably with exposure to Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
  • Proven track record of driving technical initiatives and implementing industry best practices.
  • Excellent leadership, strategic planning, and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively and work across multiple locations as needed.

 

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 collaborative and inclusive work culture that values innovation.

 

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 or Erika on 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

7 December 2023

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 Supervisor / 2IC to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The Irrigation Supervisor will report to the Irrigation Manager and assist in the day-to-day irrigating and fertigating of wine grapes and almond plantation, coordination of all irrigation infrastructure servicing, repairs and maintenance, and trouble shooting and coordinating all key maintenance aspects of the system.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, hands on and able to work under pressure. They will possess a unique blend of technical expertise in irrigation systems, strong leadership capabilities, and a deep commitment to optimizing crop growth through effective water management. As the right-hand of our Irrigation Manager, this individual will play a crucial role in overseeing our irrigation systems and contributing to the success of our farm.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Work with the Irrigation Manager and 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.
  • Assist in the planning, programming and application of irrigation and fertigation to meet crop requirements.
  • 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. 
  • Maintain 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. 
  • Assist the Irrigation Manager in coordinating daily farm activities as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with water usage regulations and environmental standards.
  • Maintain accurate records of irrigation activities, equipment maintenance, and water consumption..

 

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

  • Experience in irrigation coordination and management. 
  • Experience with subsurface drip and deep well bore pumps would be an advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of irrigation systems, pumps, valves, and controllers.
  • Understanding of soil-water relationships and irrigation best practices.
  • Mechanical aptitude that highlights experience maintaining and repairing irrigation systems.
  • Excellent time management, work scheduling and planning skills. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic fast paced business.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to coordinate with team members and supervisors.
  • 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.
  • Ability to analyse data, make informed decisions, and adapt to changing conditions.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A sense of urgency and a can-do attitude
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements. 
  • Problem-solving mindset and attention to detail.
  • A current driver’s licence.

 

In return we offer you

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience. 
  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive farm environment.
  • Contribute to sustainable farming practices that make a positive impact.

 

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 or Erika on 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

27 November 2023

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 Orchard Supervisor to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The successful applicant serve as the driving force behind our orchard operations, you will be key to ensuring the health, productivity, and sustainability of our almond trees. Your expertise and leadership will guide a dedicated team of orchard workers, contributing to the growth of our orchard and the production of high-quality almonds. 

This role will suit a passionate and experienced orchard professional who thrives in a hands-on environment. If you have a deep understanding of almond cultivation, a natural ability to lead and mentor a team, and a commitment to implementing innovative agricultural practices, this position offers a platform for you to excel. 

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Managing day-to-day orchard operations, including planting, pruning, irrigation, pest control, and harvesting.
  • Monitoring and maintaining optimal tree health and growth through timely interventions and care.
  • Implementing and executing effective orchard maintenance schedules and tasks.
  • Supervising a team of orchard workers, providing guidance, training, and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety protocols, industry regulations, and company policies.
  • Keeping accurate records of orchard activities, inventory, and equipment maintenance.
  • Collaborating with management to develop and execute annual orchard plans and budgets.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues that may arise in orchard operations promptly.
  • Implementing sustainable and innovative practices to enhance orchard productivity and efficiency.
  • Conducting regular assessments and reporting on orchard performance and improvements.

 

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

  • Previous experience in orchard management or a related field.
  • Knowledge of orchard cultivation, best practices, and industry trends.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to effectively manage and motivate a team.
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Solid understanding of irrigation systems and pest control methods.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed decisions under pressure.
  • Good communication skills for interacting with team members, vendors, and management.
  • Physical fitness and the ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • A commitment to safety and adhering to protocols
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality results.
  • 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 or Erika on 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

27 November 2023

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 Management Accountant to join our Finance team. The management accountant will be responsible for providing financial support to the business, analysing data, and producing accurate financial reports, using previously gained accounting and business management skills. The role will also provide value-added analysis to support decision making by collecting, processing, and communicating information that helps management plan, control and evaluate business processes and company strategy. 

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting operations and ensure the integrity of financial data in the system.
  • Weekly & monthly budget to actual performance and cashflow reporting & scenario analysis
  • The formulation of category specific and aggregated annual operating and capital budgets
  • Scope, design and operationalise management and financial reporting automation and integration
  • Build ad hoc financial models and reporting to support M&A, capital investment and operational decision making
  • Ownership of all cost and variance analysis for the group.
  • Creating financial statements for internal and external company requirements
  • Develop Financial models to predict future outcomes based on current information.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and internal controls.

 

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

  • CA/CPA or equivalent qualification is preferred.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related field.
  • Exceptional modelling skills are a must have of which initially Excel will form the core; Power BI experience will be seen as advantageous.
  • An affinity for interpreting numerical data supported by excellent written & verbal communication skills to deliver insight in a meaningful way to various stakeholders.
  • Understanding of commercial realities including exposure to and participation in financial, commercial, and planning decisions
  • A high level of competence in Office applications and overall high level of computer literacy.
  • Relationship management skills with the ability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and a desire to work in a proactive team (must be a team player).
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A current driver’s licence.

 

In return we offer you:

  • Great opportunity for a talented and motivated Senior Accountant.
  • Culture of continuous learning, 
  • 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 or Erika on 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

27 November 2023

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 Senior Agronomist to join our team in Griffith, NSW. Overseeing our entire agronomy function this role will involve regular travel interstate to cover our three unique growing regions. You will work alongside our production and supply chain teams providing strategic guidance on varietal selection, production schedules, irrigation, nutrition, weed, pest, and disease control practises.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology and precision agriculture, a deep understanding of agronomy and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the future of farming.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Collaborate with the production team to analyse field data, assess crop health, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Implement and manage precision agriculture technologies, drone mapping, remote sensing, and data analytics tools.
  • Develop and execute customized agronomic plans to optimize crop yields and resource utilization.
  • Conduct soil and crop health assessments and recommend appropriate soil amendments and treatments.
  • Monitor and interpret data from various sensors and technology platforms to provide actionable insights to the production team.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in agriculture and incorporate innovative practices into our solutions.
  • Provide training and support to the production team and agronomic consultants on agronomy principles and practices, and the use of precision technology tools.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the production team, and industry stakeholders.

 

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

  • Degree level qualifications in Agricultural Science or a related scientific discipline.
  • A strong understanding of crop production practices.
  • Passion for precision technology and a strong aptitude for working with data-driven solutions.
  • Familiarity with GPS technology, GIS software, and remote sensing tools.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively convey complex agronomic concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to influence and reason with farm managers regarding farming practice to achieve higher productivity and profitability.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology trends.
  • Ability to develop work plans and achieve the goals of these work plans.
  • Advanced computer literacy.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel to farms and field locations as needed.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.
  • A current driver’s licence.

 

In return we offer you:

  • An attractive remuneration package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the future of agriculture.

 

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 or contact Erika 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

26 November 2023

Rombola Family Farms Seasonal Jobs Available!!!!

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 individuals to join our team during the harvest period at our farm in Nericon (Close to Griffith) NSW. 

 

The ideal candidate will be motivated, hands on and have a can-do attitude while working with a diverse workforce. At Rombola Family Farms we aim to have a work environment where everyone feels included and everyone can realise their full potential. 

  • Secure a position now to commence work in December.
  • Join our team with a variety of positions available.
  • Harvest period is from the middle of December 2023 to the middle of May 2024.

During the harvest period of December 2023 to May 2024 we will employ several seasonal positions. These workers will help us in various production activities for fresh produce. We produce seedless watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew, and pumpkin.  

 

Roles Available: 

  • Forklift Operators
  • Production Workers: Packers, QA, Ticketing, and more  
  • Harvest Workers  

 

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

 

  • Be available to commence work with us for the entire harvest period from December through to May. Be available for day or night shifts up to 12 hours, up to 7 days a week including Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays on a roster.
  • Be capable and willing to work in a busy environment. Due to the high physical demands of these positions and regular periods of hot weather, workers will need to be physically fit and self-motivated.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or hold a valid work visa and be able to provide evidence of your right to work.
  • If you are applying for the forklift role you must have a license, we will accept applicants with experience who are willing to obtain one before commencement of employment.
  • For some of the positions you require to lift up to 16 kl.

 

Successful applicants will be required to organise their own transport and accommodation.

 

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.

Click here to apply

17 November 2023

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 Farm Operations Manager who will be a hands-on, strategic thinker with demonstrated people leadership skills and operational management experience. The Farm Operations Manager is a key member of the Rombola Family Farms production team. This role will oversee operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, services and cost-effective management of resources (including plant, equipment and human resources). The role will also manage overall day-to-day operations and supervision of direct reports to meet the needs of the production schedule. 

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

 

Key operational accountabilities include:

  • Coordinate and Supervise all activities and ensure all are completed on-time and within budget.
  • Work hand in hand with the Engineering manager (maintenance) to ensure farm operations have the highest possible equipment availability.
  • Manage the allocation of Human resources to specific tasks based on skill and reliability, in line with the agreed production schedules.
  • Allocates plant and equipment to specific tasks based on suitability to meet the production schedule.
  • Works closely with the production team, particularly the Farm Manager ,Growers & Agronomist, to ensure agreed production practices and systems are delivering the desired result.
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities. Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Maintains a running schedule to ensure all team members understand progress to date and upcoming tasks.

 

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

  • Qualification in a relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of qualifications and/or industry experience in horticulture.
  • Proven ability and minimum 5 years’ experience in the farm operations field and a track record of success in achieving production targets. 
  • Understanding of commercial realities including exposure to and participation in financial, commercial, and planning decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop work plans and achieve the goals of these work plans.
  • Good with numbers: analysing cost and want to have input into Capital Expenditure and farm expansion plans.
  • A high level of energy with a positive can-do attitude, with the ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Competence and experience in the operation of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook. Practical understanding of the use and application of farm-related software programs and high level of computer literacy.
  • Relationship management skills with the ability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional people management and negotiation skills.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.
  • A current driver’s licence.

 

In return we offer you

  • A Competitive remuneration package that reflects your qualifications and experience. 
  • A passionate, energetic, and inclusive team culture. 
  • Opportunity to grow your career within a fast paced and growing 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 for a confidential discussion please contact Priscilla on 0447 502 443  or Erika Antia on 0499 444 717 . 

Click here to apply

15 November 2023

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 ICT Support Officer to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The ICT Support Officer will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our IT systems, with a particular focus on leveraging the power of Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics 365. You’ll be the go-to person for troubleshooting, maintenance, and optimization of our ICT infrastructure. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, you will implement cutting-edge solutions to enhance data analytics, reporting, and business processes.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • General IT support for applications, hardware, and network, with a focus on Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Liaise with appropriate 3rd party suppliers.
  • Maintenance of master data in D365 and other support systems.
  • Level 1 Dynamics 365 support and continuous improvement of training materials.
  • Actively participate in developing, testing, and implementing projects and researching ad-hoc requests.
  • Test, identify, and diagnose functionality errors and faults in systems, and programming code within established testing protocols, guidelines, and quality standards to ensure systems perform to specification.
  • Identify, investigate, and analyse business processes, procedures, and work practices to assist systems reviews and/or implementation. 
  • Based on the analysis testing results on databases, identify, and evaluate inefficiencies and recommends optimal business practices, and system functionality and behaviour. 
  • Support deploying functional solutions, such as creating, adopting, and implementing system test plans, which ensures acceptable quality and integrity of the system.
  • Participating in design reviews and providing input on requirements, product design, and potential problems when required.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues at the first point of contact.
  • Providing a high level of customer service to all users and to be responsive to all urgent requests / escalations.
  • Level 2 reporting, building dashboards, building data models, analysing datasets, and administration of Power BI tools.

 

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • 1.5 to 2 years of hands-on experience in ICT support, with a focus on Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Proficiency in Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics 365 administration, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate business needs into actionable IT solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.
  • Proven ability to identify and solve complex technical issues efficiently.
  • A proactive and adaptable mindset to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving work environment.
  • Functional or technical knowledge of ERP systems would be advantageous.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a team and independently.
  • 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 a confidential discussion please contact Priscilla on 0447 502 443 or Erika on 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

 

10 November 2023

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 Factory Manager to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The Factory Manager is responsible for the day-to-day production facility operations, supervision of workers/contractors and will work collaboratively with the supply chain team.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Manage the operational performance for the production facility ensuring daily production targets are consistently achieved.
  • Oversee the quality control team ensuring all product meets customers specifications.
  • Design of the production facility workforce and shift plans.
  • Liaising with other members of the supply chain team to prioritise, plan and implement daily and weekly packing schedules.
  • Direct the production facility workforce of up to 100 staff members to specific tasks based on competency, in line with the packing schedules.
  • Taking decisive steps to ensure daily productivity metrics are met.
  • Work hand in hand with maintenance personnel to ensure production facility operations have the highest possible equipment availability day to day.
  • Manage inventory of production facility consumables in line with target stock levels.
  • Ensuring that OH&S obligations are implemented and adhered to by team members.
  • Maintaining the production facilities cleanliness, adhering to domestic and international food safety standards including HARPS and Global Gap.
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff, including overseeing new employees onboarding and providing career development opportunities.
  • Driving all aspects of continuous improvement projects within the production facility.
  • Oversee and manage quality assurance manager, production manager and maintenance technicians.

 

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

  • Proven ability and minimum 5 years’ relevant experience and a track record of success in achieving production targets.
  • A “can do” attitude with a genuine sense of urgency, with the ability to manage shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop work plans and achieve the goals of these work plans.
  • Good with numbers: analysing costs and continuously driving efficiency throughout the facility.
  • Relationship management skills with the ability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • People manager, negotiator and all-round good person that will thrive working in a proactive team (must be a team player).
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.
  • A current driver’s licence.

 

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 or Erika on 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

19 October 2023

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 Maintenance Technician – Welder to join our team and contribute to the maintenance and support of our maintenance department. This role will operate appropriate equipment to undertake effective repair and fabrication of agricultural equipment and machinery to minimise operational downtime. 

The ideal candidate must be competent in using equipment following all safety precautions, great attention to detail and ability to examine work for defects. You will ensure equipment service history records are kept up to date and assist to maintain a tidy and well organised work environment.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  •  Studying drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings
  • Fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment
  • Checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments.

 

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

  •  Certificate III in Mechanical Engineering (or near completion)
  • Experience in metal forming techniques and fabrication.
  • Experience with the repair and maintenance of agricultural machinery and equipment (is desirable).
  • A positive attitude and excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent work ethic and strong attention to detail
  • Current Forklift ticket (is desirable)
  • Current driver’s license.

 

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 or Erika on 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

25 September 2023

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 Supervisor / 2IC to join our team in Griffith, NSW. The Irrigation Supervisor will report to the Irrigation Manager and assist in the day-to-day irrigating and fertigating of wine grapes and almond plantation, coordination of all irrigation infrastructure servicing, repairs and maintenance, and trouble shooting and coordinating all key maintenance aspects of the system.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, hands on and able to work under pressure. They will possess a unique blend of technical expertise in irrigation systems, strong leadership capabilities, and a deep commitment to optimizing crop growth through effective water management. As the right-hand of our Irrigation Manager, this individual will play a crucial role in overseeing our irrigation systems and contributing to the success of our farm.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Work with the Irrigation Manager and 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.
  • Assist in the planning, programming and application of irrigation and fertigation to meet crop requirements.
  • 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. 
  • Maintain 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. 
  • Assist the Irrigation Manager in coordinating daily farm activities as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with water usage regulations and environmental standards.
  • Maintain accurate records of irrigation activities, equipment maintenance, and water consumption..

 

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

  • Experience in irrigation coordination and management. 
  • Experience with subsurface drip and deep well bore pumps would be an advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of irrigation systems, pumps, valves, and controllers.
  • Understanding of soil-water relationships and irrigation best practices.
  • Mechanical aptitude that highlights experience maintaining and repairing irrigation systems.
  • Excellent time management, work scheduling and planning skills. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic fast paced business.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to coordinate with team members and supervisors.
  • 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.
  • Ability to analyse data, make informed decisions, and adapt to changing conditions.
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
  • A sense of urgency and a can-do attitude
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements. 
  • Problem-solving mindset and attention to detail.
  • A current driver’s licence.

 

In return we offer you

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience. 
  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive farm environment.
  • Contribute to sustainable farming practices that make a positive impact.

 

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 please email hr@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au or for a confidential discussion please contact Robert on 0417 847 490 or contact Erika 0499 444 717

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13 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Production Horticulture Supervisor at our operation at Griffith in New South Wales & Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

 

  • Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Production Horticulture Supervisor.
  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
  • Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

 

The Production Horticulture Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all operational production line tasks to optimise production performance. You will successfully lead the team and be accountable for the safe, clean, and efficient operation of the line. You will be able to get along with people from all walks of life and work with the team to rectify any issues identified.

 

Key operational accountabilities include:

 

  • Ensure scheduled crops for intended harvest have passed the withholding period
  • Ensure that all specialised harvest equipment is maintained
  • Ensure correct harvest to suit conditions of crop, soil moisture and variety to minimize any mechanical damage
  • Liaise with Farm Operation Manager / Shed Production Manager / Maintenance Supervisor
  • Ensure quality of harvest throughout harvest period to minimize damage.
  • Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • Implement a post-harvest program
  • Establish horticultural crops
  • Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
  • Operate chemical application machinery and equipment
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Perform shed nursery activities
  • Regulate crops

 

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

 

  • Previous experience supervising efficient, modern production lines handling fruit, vegetable, or other manufacturing products.
  • Experience with produce graders (MAF Roda, Compac) or similar vision grading systems will be highly advantageous along with integrated warehouse/inventory management systems.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with a can-do attitude.
  • Very organised team player who can work effectively with people from different backgrounds.
  • Ability to work flexible hours during peak harvest periods.
  • Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.

 

In return we offer you

  • An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 60,000 and 80,000 plus superannuation.
  • A passionate and energetic team culture.
  • Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Agronomist at both of our operation, Griffith NSW, and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic Agronomist.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The Agronomist is a key support to the agronomy team and will assist with pest monitoring, field trials, and help manage assessments. They will be responsible for field collections of sap, tissue, and soil samples, and prepare the samples for analysis 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.

Key operational accountabilities include:
• Studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production.
• Studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects, and plant diseases on crop
• Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production.
• 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.
• Select, train, and supervise staff and contractors when require.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Relevant Agriculture qualification and relevant field-based research experience of a minimum of three years.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Enjoy working outdoors, agriculture and the environment.
• Strong attention to detail, thoroughness, and problem-solving skills
• To be able to perform tasks well alone as well as part of a team.
• Ability to analyse data and interpret trends.
• High level of written and verbal communication skills.
• Driver license.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 65,000 and 85,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Grower at our operation at Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Grower.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The Grower is a key member of the Rombola Family Farms production team. This role will oversee the entire
cropping process from ground preparation, irrigation, fertigation, seeding, through to picking of vegetable crops. Supported by in-house industry agronomy and irrigation personnel, implementation of crop, management practices will be key to increase vegetable yield and success in this role.

Key operational accountabilities include:

• Monitor the agreed production schedule to ensure all tasks are completed in line with agreed timing for all plantings.
• Monitor all plantings throughout the production cycle to ensure all tasks are routinely performed to agreed standard and produce the required outcome operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees.
• Liaise with the production team to alter irrigation, nutrition, weed, pest & disease control, and sun screening in a planting as required.
• Monitor crop health and fruit maturity to forecast fruit volume & quality by week.
• Actively and effectively communicate with outsourced agronomists and consultants.
• Select, train, and supervise staff and contractors when require.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a management capacity within the horticulture industry.
• Extensive grower experience with row cropping.
• Skilled at crop health, production planning and pest and disease management.
• Tertiary qualifications in agriculture will be highly regarded.
• Excellent communicator.
• Good with numbers: analysing trends, calculating water and nutrition budgets.
• People manager, negotiator and all-round good person that will thrive working in a proactive team (must be a team player).
• Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
• Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.
• A current driver’s licence.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 65,000 and 85,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Mechanical Engineer at both of our operations, Griffith NSW, and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Mechanical Engineer.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The Mechanical Engineer is a key support to the maintenance and production team and will assist with planning, designing, organising, and overseeing the assembly, operation, and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations at Rombola Family farms.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Analysing workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies.
• Designing mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
• Developing specifications for the manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
• Organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant, and equipment
• Establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection, and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
• Inspecting plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained.
• Directing the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys, and maintenance schedules.
• Select, train, and supervise staff and contractors when required.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Relevant engineering qualification and relevant field-based research experience of 2 to 5 years.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Enjoy working outdoors, agriculture and the environment.
• Strong attention to detail, thoroughness, and problem-solving skills
• To be able to perform tasks well alone as well as part of a team.
• Ability to analyse data and interpret trends.
• High level of written and verbal communication skills.
• Driver license.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 65,000 and 100,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Farm Manager at Nericon, NSW.

• Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Farm Manager.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The Horticulture Farm Manager is a key support to the row cropping team and will assist with the planning, organising, controlling, coordinating and perform farming operations to grow crops at Rombola Family Farms.

Key operational accountabilities include:

• Planning and coordinating the production of crops.
• Selecting and purchasing seed for planting, planning, and implementing breeding programs
• Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising, and pest and weed control.
• Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment, and water supply systems
• Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning production accordingly
• Assist in managing the business capital, monitoring market activity, and planning production accordingly.
• Select, train, and supervise staff and contractors when require.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

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

• Relevant horticulture qualification and relevant field-based research experience of 3 to 5 years.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Enjoy working outdoors, agriculture and the environment.
• Strong attention to detail, thoroughness, and problem-solving skills
• To be able to perform tasks well alone as well as part of a team.
• Ability to analyse data and interpret trends.
• High level of written and verbal communication skills.
• Driver license.

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 and vibrant business.
• Annual salary range is between 65,000 – 100,000 plus superannuation.

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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717.

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Quality Assurance Managers at both of our operations, Griffith, NSW, and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Quality Assurance Manager.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

This role is responsible for ensuring quality systems are in place and functional to assist the safe and effective delivery of products to customers. Specifically, the Quality Assurance Manager will manage, develop, implement, and review the quality policies and procedures in line with the organisation’s goals and business plans and all customer’s quality regulations.

Key operational accountabilities include:

• Monitor the company’s implementation of its quality assurance systems, processes and record-keeping standards in the field and packing facilities.
• Facilitates audits and visits by government authorities, certifying bodies and customer product technologists in an efficient and effective manner.
• Promptly and efficiently responds to requests for information from government authorities, auditing bodies and customer product technologies.
• Maintain a robust Company document control system. Ensure compliance with ISO9001 requirements.
• Select, train, and supervise staff and contractors when required.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

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

• Tertiary qualifications in food science or related discipline will be highly regarded.
• At least two years’ experience in a similar position within the FMCG/food processing industry.
• Experience in the implementation of a Quality Assurance system of the large-scale food production operation is essential.
• GMP, HACCP AQIS, WQA and Global gap training, or food safety procedure training or exposure to these systems and processes are required.
• SQF, HACCP and WQA knowledge and experience.
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
• Ability to analyse data and interpret trends.
• High level of written and verbal communication skills.
• High level of organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
• Relationship management skills with the ability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
• People manager, negotiator and an all-round good person that will thrive working in a proactive team (must be a team player).
• Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
• Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.
• A current driver’s licence.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 65,000 and 85,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for energetic and organised individuals to join the team as Facility Managers at our both operations Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for energetic and organised Facility Managers.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The Facility Manager is a key member of the Rombola Family Farms production-packing team. This role is responsible for controlling, organising, and coordinating the packing facilities to ensure the appropriate and effective operation of the shed floor.

Key operational accountabilities include, but not limited to:
• Manage the shed floor on a day-to-day basis.
• Ensure all cool rooms are operating correctly.
• Ensure all produce is packed to specifications, efficiently, without compromising quality.
• Ensure that the logistics coordinator has the product in a timely fashion and to a quality standard to ensure all product can be delivered in full and on time.
• Lead the staff working in the packing shed.
• Maintain a high standard of work practices at all time.
• Liaise with the row cropping team to determine objectives.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Qualifications in Production Horticulture and /or Agriculture is highly desired. A work history that highlights packhouse coordination and management in a medium to large enterprise.
• ChemCert Certification is preferred.
• Experience with time management, work scheduling and planning of packing house programs.
• Ability to liaise with contractors and employees at any level in a range of packing house matters.
• Experience in providing advice to management and the ability to communicate at all level.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Initiative and integrity.
• Team player.
• 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, salary range between 65,000 and 85,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717.

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for energetic and organised individuals to join the Irrigationist team at both of our operations, Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for energetic and organised Irrigationist and Irrigationist Assistants.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The role of the Irrigationist team is to ensure that Rombola Family Farms irrigation systems are operated efficiently and in accordance with the company schedule. The position requires to maintain and repair irrigation systems including replacing valves, fan belts, switches, and contacts.

Key operational accountabilities include:
• Operate irrigation systems as designated & scheduled.
• Operate timers, clocks, and controls for sprinklers.
• Install or supervise irrigation lines and pumping systems.
• May assist in various maintenance activities as required. Also, may repair and replace hoses, pipes, and numerous types of sprinkler heads and fixtures.
• Ensure 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.
• Able to supervise a team which may vary from 2 to 10 ground workers.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• At least two years related experience or may have AQF Certificate II in the relevant field and 1-year experience.
• Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair manual and/or computerised irrigation systems.
• Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
• Ability to perform irrigation tasks such as operate timers, clocks, and controls for sprinklers.
• Knowledge of manual and/or computerised irrigation systems.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Initiative and integrity.
• Team player.
• Punctual.
• 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, salary range between 60,000 and 80,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 please email hr@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au or for a confidential discussion please contact Erika 0499 444 717.

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Irrigation Manager at both of our operation, Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Irrigation Manager.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The Irrigation Manager is a key member of the Rombola Family Farms production team. This role is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of all irrigation infrastructure including scheduled watering, ensuring that all programs are completed on time. You will also be responsible for the coordination of all irrigation infrastructure servicing, repairs and maintenance and troubleshooting and coordinating all key maintenance aspects of the irrigation system.

Key operational accountabilities include:

• Assist in the designing of irrigation systems and monitoring programs.
• Ensure the efficient running of the irrigation system. Seeking efficiencies and continual improvement in the water.
• Work with Grower and Agronomist to monitoring plant growth, soil moisture, nutrition, and health. Provide input to irrigation scheduling.
• Maintain accurate irrigation records.
• Determine water quality and availability.
• Select appropriate irrigation technologies paying regard to site and crop requirements and effective water management.
• Monitor total irrigation system pumps and maintenance. Troubleshooting irrigation issues and conduct maintenance and repairs.
• Maintain adherence to the safe and correct storage, handling, mixing and transportation of chemicals and fertilisers ensuring attention to correct dosages.
• Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
• Works closely with the production team, particularly the grower & agronomist, to ensure agreed production practices and systems are delivering the desired result.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Relevant bachelor’s degree or higher with at least two years related experience in the field.
• Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair manual and/or computerized irrigation systems.
• Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
• Ability to perform irrigation tasks such as operate timers, clocks, and controls for sprinklers.
• Knowledge of manual and/or computerized irrigation systems.
• Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Initiative and integrity.
• Team player.
• 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, salary range between 65,000 and 100,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Fitter and Welder at both of our operations, Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Fitter and Welder.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

This role will fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, repair and assemble production and agriculture machines and equipment and operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings. This is a key support role to machinery and equipment is operating efficiently and safely to minimise downtime. You will ensure equipment service history records are kept up to date and assist to maintain tidy and well organised work environment.

Key operational accountabilities include:

• Determines suitable material, method and sequence of operations and machine settings.
• Fits fabricated metal parts and assembles metal parts to produce machines and equipment.
• Checks parts for accuracy, clearance and fit.
• Sets guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, sets up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and sets controls for textile machines.
• Forms metal stock and castings to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal.
• Cuts, threads, bends, and installs hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.
• Performs operational maintenance of machines, parts, and fluid power equipment.
• May erect machines and equipment.
• Perform general maintenance and cleaning duties as required.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Have relevant qualification with at least 2 years’ experience or 3 years’ experience and ideally agricultural maintenance skills and knowledge.
• Previous experience in food processing, welding and/or fabrication would be advantageous.
• Current unencumbered Driver’s License
• 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 WHS requirements.
• Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 65,000 and 85,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for energetic and organised individuals to join the team as Diesel Mechanics at both of our operation, Griffith NSW, and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic Agronomist.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The Agricultural Technician – Diesel Mechanic performs repairs and maintenance of agricultural vehicles and
equipment such as tractors, trucks, and other agricultural equipment.

Key operational accountabilities include:
• Regular checks on the vehicles and other agricultural equipment in the farm.
• Diagnose faults in engines, transmission, and other parts.
• Test and diagnose the vehicles and equipment for an efficient operation.
• Order necessary parts for maintenance of the vehicles and equipment.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
• 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 formal qualification in agricultural science or technology is essential.
• Knowledge of manual and/or computerised systems.
• Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Initiative and integrity.
• Team player.
• 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, salary range between 65,000 and 85,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for energetic and organised individuals to join the team as Truck Drivers at both of our operation at Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Truck Driver.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The role of the truck driver is to transport Rombola Family Farms produce. The position will require to load and unload goods, troubleshooting mechanical issues, change tyres, and conduct repairs.

Key operational accountabilities include:
• Manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading.
• Loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices.
• Observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles.
• Making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely.
• Estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight.
• Ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage.
• Verifying loading documents, checking condition of goods, and obtaining certification of deliveries.
• 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.
• Hands on experience with electronic equipment and software (GPS, AVL units, CB etc).
• Ability to drive long hours and travel regularly.
• Extensive knowledge of applicable truck driving rules and regulations.
• Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Initiative and integrity.
• Team player.
• Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
• A relevant truck driver licence.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 60,000 and 80,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for an energetic and organised individual to join the team as Agriculture Mobile Plant Operator at both of our operations, Griffith NSW, and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for an energetic and organised Agriculture Plant Operators.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

This role is responsible to operate all the agriculture vehicle, machinery, and equipment to clear and cultivate land, sow, and harvest crops, and fell trees and move logs.

Key operational accountabilities include:
• Preparing and positioning plant for operation
• Operating tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate, and harvest crops, and avoid damaging crops.
• Adjusting speed, height, and depth of implements
• Operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees.
• Operating attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operating auxiliary plant such as chipping machines and log splitting machines.
• keeping log tallies and writing work reports
• servicing plant and performing minor repairs
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


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

• Relevant Certificate II and 1 year experience or at least 2 years’ experience.
• Hands on experience with electronic equipment and software (GPS, AVL units, CB etc).
• Ability to drive long hours and travel regularly.
• Extensive knowledge of applicable truck driving rules and regulations.
• Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 60,000 and 80,000.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717.

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for energetic and organised individuals to join the team as Forklift Operator at both of our operations, Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for energetic and organised forklift operators.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Forklift Operator 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 operational accountabilities include:
• Ensure trailers are loaded in a timely manner.
• Stack bins in correct groups of 3.
• Load cool room as directed by Management.
• Stage loads as directed.
• Ensure cool room drain are clear and flowing.
• Load bins on and off scales.
• Stack up made bins.
• Ensure pallets and cardboard 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 finalising weight.
• Blow and wipe down bins and seedless.
• Pallet cap finish goods.
• Ensure all bin labels are on bins and label info is correct.
• Ensure Pack Manager is entered correct.
• Ensure truck is load as directed.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Current unencumbered Driver’s License
• Forklift license
• 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.
• Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 60,000 and 65,000.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

12 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has great opportunities for energetic and organised individuals to join the Production Horticulture team, there are a number of vacant positions available in both of our operations Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for Production Horticulture Supervisor and Horticulturists.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.

The Production Horticulture and Assistants will be responsible to ensure that farm operations activities are carried out effectively from grown preparation to harvest. Candidates will require to operate tractor and implements, apply chemical and prepare daily working programs.

To be successful in this role you will possess the following:
• Relevant horticulture qualification and relevant field-based research experience of 3 to 5 years.
• Chemical Certificate
• Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
• Enjoy working outdoors, agriculture and the environment.
• Strong attention to detail, thoroughness, and problem-solving skills
• Team player.
• 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, salary between 65,000 to 85,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

11 September 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for energetic and organised individuals to join the team as Facility Supervisors at our both operations Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for energetic and organised Facility Supervisors.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The role of the Facility Supervisor is to ensure that Rombola Family Farms fresh produce is handling correctly to meet our customer specifications, requirements including grading, packing, cool chain, hygiene, and dispatch.

Key operational accountabilities include:
• Assess incoming product regarding quality and determine grading resources.
• Monitor quality of product through various stages in production shed, washing 1st, 2nd, and final grading.
• Rectify any issues due to mechanical damage/grading quality.
• Liaise with Supply Chain, Sales and Row Cropping team
• Ensure all Quality Assurance (QA) records are correct, allowing for complete traceability.
• Manage correct cool chain when handling and despatching of product.
• Ensure all waste products are handled as per standard produce.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Qualifications in Production Horticulture and /or Agriculture is highly desired and at least 3 years of experience in similar roles.
• ChemCert Certification is preferred.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Initiative and integrity.
• Team player.
• 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, salary range between 60,000 and 80,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717.

Click here to apply

30 August 2023

Rombola Family Farms has great opportunities for energetic and organised individuals to join the Packing Facility team, there are a number of vacant positions available in both of our operations Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for Machinery Manager.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

Machinery Manager:
The Machinery Manager is a key member of the Rombola Family Farms production-packing team. This role is responsible for the effectively running of the packing lines on daily basis.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Qualifications in Production Horticulture and /or Agriculture is highly desired. A work history that highlights packhouse coordination and management in a medium to large enterprise.
• ChemCert Certification is preferred.
• Experience with time management, work scheduling and planning of packing line programs.
• Ability to liaise with contractors and employees at any level in a range of packing house matters.
• Experience in providing advice to management and the ability to communicate at all level.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Initiative and integrity.
• Team player.
• 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, salary range between 63,000 and 90,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

30 August 2023

Rombola Family Farms has great opportunities for energetic and organised individuals to join the Packing Facility team, there are a number of vacant positions available in both of our operations Griffith, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for energetic and organised Machinery Supervisors.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The Machinery Supervisor coordinates the work of employees who set up and operate Rombola Family Farms machinery and equipment. This includes total preventative maintenance, assisting in managing breakdowns of mechanical, electrical, and robotic equipment (including software programming).

Key operational accountabilities include:
• Lead morning toolbox and other meetings as required.
• Assist the Machinery Maintenance Manager in preparing work schedules, assigns work, and oversees the work of fresh produce.
• Adhere to daily and weekly checks to ensure the smooth operation of the site.
• Ensures machinery and equipment functions and outputs are running to specifications.
• Monitors and evaluates production records and reports to management.
• Contributes to the development of processes and procedures.
• Performs any other duties as required.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Relevant manufacturing/engineering qualification with 2 years’ experience or at least 3 years of experience.
• Extensive plant level experience with significant proven man-management experience.
• Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain.
• Technical capability and understanding
• Current unencumbered Driver’s License.
• 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.
• Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, the salary range is between 63,000 and 80,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717. 

Click here to apply

30 August 2023

Rombola Family Farms has a great opportunity for energetic and organised individuals to join the team as Maintenance Electricians at both of our operations Nericon, NSW and Mataranka in the Northern Territory.

• Great opportunity for energetic and organised Maintenance Electricians.
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant experience and expertise.
• Become a part of a progressive, vibrant business.

The position will work within the Maintenance team to conduct routine repairs, preventative and breakdown maintenance on packaging infrastructure and associated equipment (eg Compac grader, box erector, bin tipper). This is a key role to ensure we continuously improve our facilities, effectively and safely supporting the growth in production.

Key operational accountabilities include:
• Diagnose, inspect, service, and perform breakdown repairs and preventive maintenance on packaging infrastructure and associated equipment (eg Compac grader, box erector, bin tipper)
• Examines blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequence and methods of operation.
• Keeps maintenance and repair records.
• Measures and lays out insulation reference points.
• Selects, cuts, and connects wire and cable to terminals and connectors.
• Uses electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults.
• Repairs and replaces faulty wiring and defective parts.
• Positions and installs electrical switchboards.
• Connects electrical systems to power supply.
• Tests continuity of circuit.
• Ensure work areas are always kept clean and tidy, walkways are clear.
• Participate in housekeeping programs as required.
• Perform general maintenance and cleaning duties as required.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:
• Relevant Certificate III or IV and minimum 2 years’ experience or at least 3 years’ experience in maintaining agricultural electrical machines & equipment.
• Experience with produce graders (MAF Roda, Compac) or similar vision grading systems will be highly advantageous along with integrated warehouse/inventory management systems.
• Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with a can-do attitude.
• Very organised team player who can work effectively with people from different backgrounds.
• Ability to work flexible hours during peak harvest periods.
• Sound working knowledge of WH&S requirements.
• Car License.

In return we offer you
• An attractive remuneration package based upon relevant qualifications and experience, salary range between 63,000 and 90,000 plus superannuation.
• A passionate and energetic team culture.
• Become a part of a progressive and 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 Erika e.antia@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au / 0499 444 717.

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.

30 June 2023

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 QA & Warehouse Assistant to join our team based in Wingfield, Adelaide. Reporting to our QA Manager in Griffith, NSW, the QA & Warehouse Assistant will support supply chain operations by managing incoming and outgoing quality control and assisting in despatch processes.

This role will work out of Collins Transport as a conduit between both sites and customers. Collins is a world class third-party logistics provider that covers supply routes across the country. They have a modern facility based 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. 

 

Key operational accountabilities include:

  • Assess quality of incoming fruit for storage
  • Undertake outgoing quality assessment of all orders prior to despatch
  • Assist in picking and labelling of orders
  • Understand and manage stock rotation and storage, ensuring our customers receive high quality fresh produce daily
  • Undertake regular stocktakes
  • Use, maintain and calibrate quality control instruments 
  • Use P2M software to record QA data, manage stock on hand, and understand order despatch requirements
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders from Collins Transport and internal Rombola Family Farms teams including QA, Sales and Supply Chain
  • Assist in shelf life testing of product
  • Assist in rework/repacking on an as needed basis
  • Understand and maintain food safety requirements

 

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

  • Current unencumbered Driver’s Licence
  • Forklift Licence (Preferable) 
  • Ability to lift up to 15kg to meet role requirements
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with a can-do attitude
  • Flexibility in hours worked to achieve operational targets, ability to work weekends highly desirable
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • High Level of attention to detail
  • Background in food production/quality control highly desirable

 

In return we offer you:

  • A seasonal role, full time hours from May through to late November
  • 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 email hr@rombolafamilyfarms.com.au or, for a confidential discussion, please contact Erika on 0499 444 717 or Robert on 0417 847 490.

Click here to apply

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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