Bulmer Farms Careers

Thank you for expressing an interest in working at Bulmer Farms, a large vegetable grower located in Lindenow, East Gippsland. See below for available positions.

Human Resources Manager

Bulmer Farms is seeking an experienced HR Manager on full-time or part-time basis (negotiable). Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the HR Manager is responsible for managing all HR aspects of the culturally diverse workforce within the family business.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing human resource matters, including workforce planning, recruitment & selection, induction of new staff, training & development and performance management
  • Provide HR support and advice to the Managing Director and Executive Management Team
  • Develop and update employment and O&HS policies, procedures and strategies
  • Develop and update employment contracts and position descriptions relevant to the needs of the business
  • Ensure the business complies with the rules and regulations of Fair Work Australia, the Horticulture 2010 Award etc.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in HR, Business or related field
  • Experience in HR, particularly in the areas of WorkCover, Award interpretation, policy development and legislative conditions are advantageous
  • The ability to deal with a diverse range of people in a professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to form strong working relationships with colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • High level computer literacy including advanced experience in the use of computer applications, particularly Windows and Microsoft Office products – Excel, Word
  • Strong planning, project management and organisation skills

For further information and a full position description, please send an email to: HR@bulmerfarms.com.au

Harvest Coordinator

Bulmer Farms is seeking a Harvest Coordinator on a full-time basis. As part of the Agronomy Team, this role is responsible harvest forecasting and scheduling, managing the equipment, logistics and labour required for harvest to meet daily sales orders and contracted commitments. It is a hands-on role that requires management duties, operational tasks and a high degree of flexibility.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing yield estimates and forecasting weekly and daily harvest supply to meet daily sales orders and contracted commitments
  • Conducting pre-harvest checks for all crops and ensuring harvest compliance for sprayed crops
  • Planning and managing for the logistical and equipment, including crates, pallets and bins, requirements of day to day harvest
  • Communicating the weekly and daily harvest plan to Harvest Supervisors
  • Managing rosters, start times, workloads of all harvest crews

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Horticulture Science or Agricultural Science or related field
  • Past working experience in the horticultural/agricultural industry
  • Mid-level supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to deal with a diverse range of people in a professional and courteous manner
  • The ability to achieve required results for the business, at times under adverse weather conditions
  • Strong planning, organisation and time management skills
  • High level computer literacy including advanced experience in the use of computer applications, particularly Windows and Microsoft Office products – Excel, Word
  • The ability to take initiative and work unsupervised

For further information and a full position description, please send an email to: HR@bulmerfarms.com.au

Production Horticulture Traineeship 2019 – Full Time

Bulmer Farms is large vegetable producer in East Gippsland, delivering high quality, fresh produce to domestic markets and food producers. We are seeking suitable candidates for a Horticulture Apprenticeship. 

This wonderful opportunity offers long term career growth for someone with a genuine passion for farming and the outdoors.

We are seeking someone with an aptitude for study, a willingness to learn, improve and take direction. They must also have good communication skills and take pride in their work.

Warehouse Distribution Traineeship 2019 – Full Time

Bulmer Farms is a well established, highly respected family business that specialise in the growing and distribution of farm fresh salad vegetables. As leaders in our field, we have a well established Traineeship Program which offers new employees the opportunity to develop highly sought after skills and knowledge whilst gaining a Nationally recognised qualification while earning a weekly wage.

Trainees have the opportunity to utilise the skills and knowledge they gain during their Traineeship to progress upwards in the business once completing their qualification.

Harvest & Processing Workers – Full Time

Bulmer Farms, one of Australia’s leading vegetable growers, located in the Lindenow Valley in East-Gippsland, is seeking 30 harvest and processing workers on a fulltime basis (38 hours/ week) to assist with the daily operations.

Pay rates and conditions follow the Horticulture Award 2010. Work is available from September 2019 and you must commit to this role for at least 12 months.

Duties & Responsibilities as Harvest Worker (20 vacancies)

  • Cutting, picking or machine harvesting of vegetables in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring productivity and quality goals are met
  • Understand and adhere to all food safety practices and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • Care for crops, including pinching, as required by Harvest Supervisor
  • Safely and responsibly use any equipment, including knives and harvest machinery, provided by Bulmer Farms

Duties & Responsibilities as Processing Worker (10 vacancies)

  • Completing a range of duties in the Processing crew, including box making, packing, stacking and operating the wash line machinery, in a safe and efficient matter, ensuring productivity and quality goals are met
  • Understand and adhere to all food safety practices and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • Safely and responsibly use any equipment, including knives and machinery, provided by Bulmer Farms

The roles are physically demanding and require you to be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time. Most of the work is repetitive and requires manual handling. You may be required to undergo a medical check and drug/alcohol tests prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria

  • Be fit and healthy, with good flexibility
  • Ability to stand and bend over for long periods of time
  • Ability to follow instructions and learn and apply new processes quickly
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Ability to work night shifts and work in all temperatures and weather conditions
  • Ability to follow quality assurance processes
  • Strong work ethic and punctuality with reliable transport to get to your shifts

Applications must address the selection criteria and all claims against the selection criteria must be substantiated. Any application that fails to do so will not be considered.

Applicants from outside the Bairnsdale area must demonstrate a commitment to moving to and living in Bairnsdale for the period of employment.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send an expression of interest along with your resume to: hr@bulmerfarms.com.au

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS

To request a Position Description, please send an email to: HR@bulmerfarms.com.au, or via the Contact us section of our website.
You can also phone the Administration Office on: (03) 5157-1709 during business hours 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

When applying for a position at Bulmer Farms, it is important to fully read the Position Description and follow the application process as advised. You will need to provide us with:

  • A Cover Letter outlining your interest in applying for the position, addressing the key selection criteria of the Position Description.
  • A full, up to date copy of your Resume / CV, including contact details of three (3) references.

If these requirements are not completed, your application may not be considered.