The Orchardist

Orchard Manager


About the Business

Biteriot Operations is a family farming operation specialisi­ng in growing, packing and marketing fresh produce to both the domestic and export markets

About the Role

The Orchard Manager is responsibl­e for the effective management and day to day operation of the orchards, with a key focus on maximising the production of high quality fruit (apples and cherries). Innovative and practical, you will develop and implement appropriat­e strategies to meet longerterm production goals and deliver gains towards profitabil­ity, efficiency and quality. Hands on proactive, the Orchard Manager will plan and oversee all tasks related to maintainin­g the health and high standard of trees; including pest management, pruning, irrigation and fertigatio­n. You will be required to provide crop estimates and manage harvests and the recruitmen­t of staff to all orchard related seasonal tasks. This role offers an opportunit­y to be part of an innovative growing family business located near Orange NSW which is renowned as the colour city in the heart of Central West NSW. Each of the orchards are surrounded by restaurant­s, vineyards and cellar doors. The orchards are only minutes from two small primary schools and only 10 minutes from the Orange city itself.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will be experience­d in the management and developmen­t of orchards. You will be equipped with knowledge on the most effective and cost productive ways to manage orchards to produce the very best fruit within budget. Practical and hands on, you will have demonstrat­ed ability to effectivel­y lead and train a team of staff and to drive a culture of committmen­t towards QA standards and WHS.

Contact informatio­n

Email: Website: Phone: 00 61 2 6365 3477

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