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$57600 - $67200 Annually Farm manager at Gympie

Avantara Lincoln Park

Manufacturing Shift Manager

NestleGympie, Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast QLD
  • Full-time

Position Snapshot

Location: Gympie, QLD
Full time, Permanent role
3+ years’ experience in a similar role

Position Summary

Nestlé enjoys the reputation of the world’s largest FMCG, and a leader in nutrition, health and wellness. At our Gympie Factory, we produce our iconic coffee brands NESCAFE and INTERNATIONAL ROAST.

This role is for you if you are a natural leader with proven experience in people management, with a continuous improvement/LEAN manufacturing mindset with the capability to drive improvement through employee engagement and application of standard routines and problem-solving tools.

Reporting to the Production Manager, you will be responsible for driving optimal performance and promoting continuous improvement to ensure production operates smoothly and successfully. The Gympie factory is a 24/7 operation, and this role involves working rotating 12-hour shifts of 2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off.

A day in the life…

Supervising a team of 8 Production Operators, you will be responsible for overseeing the coffee manufacturing process from green bean tipping and cleaning, roasting, grinding, extraction, evaporation, and spray drying to deliver the daily production plan whilst ensuring all production work adheres to safety, quality, compliance, reliability, and cost requirements. 

Your responsibilities and deliverables include:

  • Leading, coaching & motivating a multi-skilled team to work to standards whist achieving individual, departmental, development, and planned performance improvements.
  • Fostering continuous improvement and Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) principles to build capability and improve your areas overall performance.
  • Building relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Leveraging team-based problem-solving techniques to investigate, analyse, identify, and mitigate causes of safety, quality, and efficiency gaps in manufacturing.
  • Driving Focused Improvement projects and activities in accordance with site objectives and the production plan
  • Analysing and presenting general production data to cross-functional representatives.

What will make you successful

  • Joining a collaborative team of specialists, you will be a strong team leader with a drive to deliver quality outcomes with efficiency and with a passion for continuous process improvement. 
  • Have previous experience supervising shift teams, preferably in a FMCG production environment.
  • Possess excellent people management skills with a demonstrated ability of implementing a Continuous Improvement culture.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications skills, to lead Operators, communicate, and achieve production goals and objectives.
  • Skilled in analytical and problem solving processes to effectuate thorough incident resolutions.
  • Engineering qualifications / aptitude is beneficial.
  • Excellent computing skills, preferably experienced working with SAP software.

Applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Nestlé Gympie is a smoke free workplace with a drug & alcohol testing policy.

Applicants must have full Australian working rights 


You will have the chance to work with an outstanding and highly engaged team, build and grow your career with an inclusive, global FMCG leader.

In addition, we offer:

  • Varied career experiences and personalised development support
  • Wellbeing benefits including vaccinations and health insurance discounts.
  • Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and program
  • Paid parental and partner leave.
  • Purchase Leave Scheme
  • Volunteering leave, Sports leave, Emergency Services leave.
  • Discounted Nestlé products

Our Story

Nestlé enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s largest FMCG companies and a leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our inclusive and high-performance culture is a testament to the great training, development, rewards and recognition we extend to every member of our 5000-strong Oceania workforce.

You can realise your full potential at Nestlé, working among the leading teams in nutrition, health and wellness. As part of a global network, you can use your skills to influence others and make a positive impact where you own a piece of the action. 

At Nestlé, you will work in a supportive environment where your ideas and points of view will be championed by a collaborative team. Together, we will drive the strength of our brands, the quality of our products, and the future of our business. 

At Nestlé, you can make a difference to millions of lives, every single day. As a large, global company that’s driven by purpose, you and your team can add your piece of legacy of creating a better, healthier future. 

In return you will have the chance to work with an outstanding team, and build and grow your career with an inclusive, global FMCG leader.

Nestlé Oceania supports a culture of diversity and inclusion in all that we do. Take a look at Careers at Nestlé Australia | Nestlé Australia ( to see some of the ways we live and practice this every day in our workplace.

For more information please visit our website Nestlé Australia Home | Nestlé Australia ( or Our LinkedIn page

Apply today!


  • Full-time

Do you have a passion and love for the environment?

Would you love to work with a team of people who have a common goal of protecting natural areas and restoring ecosystem resilience on a range of sites from hinterland rainforests to dunal systems?

Are you looking for an employer of choice who fosters a collaborative team culture?

Wanting to break into the environmental industry and require field experience and on ground qualifications?

If you answered yes, our traineeship in Conservation and Ecosystem Management is perfect for you!

About Us

ECOllaboration is an Australian natural resource management not for profit organisation based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland but with projects across SE Queensland. We provide a range of services from ecological restoration, community partnership projects such as our Source Water Project Program, innovative flora and fauna monitoring, citizen science and school based environmental education programs.

Our team consists of ecologists, bush regenerators and administration staff with a deep passion for the environment and conservation. 

We take pride in the vast experience, extensive knowledge and broad range of skills of our staff and ensure this expertise is used to manage client satisfaction and environmental outcomes. Our team of experts has over 30 years of combined experience in the delivery of environmental management projects.

The Position

This position is an initiative by the Skilling for Queenslanders for Work Program and aims to upskill job seekers in the SE Queensland region. We have on offer 6-month traineeships (multiple positions) in Conservation & Ecosystem Management Certificate I. These positions also offer trainees the opportunity to obtain their Agricultural Control & Distribution of Chemicals (ACDC) licence as well as a white card and chainsaw L1 qualifications. You will learn from botanists, ecologists, rangers and more experts across the NRM industry.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Carry out environmental regeneration and revegetation works as directed.
  • Carry out seed sewing, and production activities in a nursery environment as directed. 
  • Undertake appropriate handling, transportation and use of herbicides with an understanding of different techniques and applications.
  • Develop a working knowledge of native and invasive flora and fauna identification.
  • Develop an understanding of mapping and site planning.
  • Develop workplace and interpersonal skills.
  • Carry out weed control activities.
  • Carry out brush cutting and chainsaw activities under supervision.
  • Carrying out equipment maintenance.
  • Study and submit assessments on time to complete a Certificate I in Conservation & Ecosystem Management.

The position may be physically demanding at times and requires a person who is fit, energetic, flexible and most importantly deeply passionate. 

Traineeship Eligibility

  • Have not completed a Certificate I - III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
  • Must be an Australian Citizen or on a Partners Visa
  • No longer enrolled at School 
  • University students are eligible for this program*

What we offer 

This traineeship gives you the ability to learn from and work with some of the Sunshine Coasts best ecologists and bush regenerators. We give you the tools to make industry connections to find further employment after the traineeship has complete. You will attend workshop and presentations on topics such as animal ecology and botany. Use ArcGIS, aid project managers, and work with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Rangers and Landcare organisations. 

Please submit your application by providing a cover letter addressed to the Alexandra outlining: 

  • How do you meet the essential required skills listed in the position description, &
  • Why you are the right candidate for this position.

Email [email protected] 

Application closed on Sunday 26th of May 2024 at 6pm. 

Positions start in Monday 15th of July 2024, full time for 22 weeks. 

This training is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslander for Work program.

Avantara Lincoln Park

Operations Coordinator

Gympie, Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast QLD
  • $30 to $35 hourly
  • Full-time


  1. Order Fulfillment: Coordinate the picking and packing of fruit and vegetable orders accurately and efficiently according to customer specifications and company standards.
  2. Inventory Management: Monitor inventory levels and conduct regular stock checks.
  3. Quality Control: Implement quality control measures to maintain the freshness, quality, and presentation of all products, adhering to company standards.
  4. Logistics Coordination: Work closely with the driver team to schedule and coordinate deliveries, ensuring timely and efficient distribution of orders to customers.
  5. Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimisation and efficiency improvements within the operations department, implementing solutions to enhance productivity and customer satisfaction.
Avantara Lincoln Park

Dairy Herd Manager - Kenilworth,QLD

Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast QLD
  • $70000 to $85000 annually
  • Full-time

About us

Obi Obi Dairy is a sub-tropical dairy farm producing milk from a growing herd of Holstein and Jersey cows. We are a culturally diverse family-run dairy farm business with a vision for success and prosperity for our team members, our business, and the businesses we supply and serve. Our business depends on our ability to make and retain good relationships with team members and customers at every level. 

We are an inclusive workplace with people from many backgrounds already working with us. We provide a safe environment of work and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and skills. We offer professional development opportunities and on farm accommodation is available for rent.


Qualifications & experience

  • One year or more experience as a Dairy Herd Manager 
  • A passion for cows and farming is essential
  • AI certificate and experience


Tasks & responsibilities

  • Milking quiet Holstein cows (and a few jersey and Brown Swiss)
  • Care and operation of 50 bale rotary platform (GEA)
  • Stock management and health programs using collars and computer
  • AI program, calving and calf-rearing
  • Tractor work and various machine work, assisting in crop management
  • Operating tractors for feed out, slurry spreading and seasonal crop work
  • Carrying out general maintenance on the farm, including fencing, pest control and spraying weeds
  • Working productively and co-operatively within the farm team
  • Working with vets, farm advisors and other professionals to ensure the farm's operations are as efficient as possible
  • Keeping up to date with new technologies and techniques and following sustainable farming methods



  • Located in the spectacular Sunshine Coast Hinterland, 50km inland from Noosa
  • Comfortable winter work temperatures with daily warm averages around 25 degrees
  • Sponsorship can be considered for a suitable applicants with a range of qualification backgrounds from farming to mechanic
  • Discounts on cheese and yoghurt from local factory



Avantara Lincoln Park

General Manager

Gympie, Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast QLD
  • Full-time

About Us: Gympie and District Landcare Group (GDLG) is a longstanding community-based organization dedicated to serving the local natural resource management sector and landowners. With a proud 30-year history, our members and volunteers actively engage in a range of activities, including operating a native plant nursery, providing land care services, offering biological services for invasive plant species control, fostering community land care education, and much more. As an incorporated association and registered charity, we are committed to our vision and purpose, guided by a Management Committee (MC) elected annually by our members.

Purpose of Position: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced General Manager (GM) to lead our organization's growth and strategic direction. Based in Gympie, you will collaborate with stakeholders in the natural resource management sector, championing our vision and mission. Reporting to the MC, you will play a pivotal role in driving revenue growth, fostering collaboration, and building a culture of community engagement.

Hours: 30.4 hours per week, flexible hours negotiable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the MC to refine and execute a comprehensive organizational strategy plan aligned with our vision and mission.
  • Lead organization development efforts to accommodate future growth and improve operational capabilities.
  • Develop and implement strategies to achieve improved year-on-year profit for reinvestment into our community and biosphere.
  • Maintain excellent customer relationships through strong retention efforts and exceptional service.
  • Identify funding opportunities, develop funding applications, and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Provide effective leadership and management of staff, working collaboratively with department heads and the MC.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including natural resource management groups and government entities.
  • Develop and manage organizational budgets, ensuring effective expenditure controls and financial management.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to the MC on financial and productivity achievements.
  • Support customer-facing operations with marketing, public relations, and sales efforts.

Selection Criteria: To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Extensive experience or qualifications in business management, particularly in the profit-for-purpose sector and preferably in the environmental sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate employees to deliver results.
  • Strong financial acumen and ability to manage operations within budgets.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to meet performance targets.
  • Experience in marketing and excellent communication skills.
  • Well-developed skills in liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to implement change and deliver outcomes across the organization.
  • An established network and relationships in the environmental and relevant government space will be highly regarded.
  • A genuine passion for environmental and community outcomes.
  • A current C class driver’s license and the ability to travel locally.

GDLG Purpose: Inspire environmental regeneration through community engagement.

GDLG Vision: To have an abundant, healthy, and self-sustaining environment.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about making a real difference in environmental and community outcomes, please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to [email protected]

 Applications close 24 May 2024

GDLC fosters an inclusive environment, valuing diversity and providing equal opportunities for all.

Avantara Lincoln Park


Kandanga, Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast QLD
  • Full-time


Cedar Hill Plantations is based in the Mary Valley and has multiple horticulture farm hand positions available for immediate start for permanent residents of Australia only.

Farms are located at Kandanga and Amamoor.

Duties will include:

  • Planting plants.
  • Maintaining plants.
  • Fertilizing, mulching and weeding.
  • General grounds maintenance

No experience is needed, just an interest in plants.

Applicants must be physically fit.

Full time hours. Award rates apply.

Please send resume to [email protected]

Avantara Lincoln Park

Meat Manager - Pomona IGA

Pomona, Sunshine Coast QLD
  • $80000 to $85000 annually
  • Full-time

We are seeking a trade qualified butcher with a hard working ethic, merchandising skills and a passion for customer service and innovation, to run the Meat department in Pomona IGA. We are looking for someone who will treat the department like it is their own butcher shop! 

This position will involve a fast paced environment which requires quick and efficient butchering skills, the ability to prioritise and organise the department requirements and a willingness to work as part of a team. Knowledge and understanding of the supermarket industry is an asset but not essential. 

Great opportunity to grow your management skills. Intermediate Computer skills will be required.

Key Tasks: 

  • have the ability to achieve sales and promote growth
  • Provide the highest quality product through freshness & presentation
  • Assist the Store Manager to deliver high retail standards
  • Ensure compliance with all company procedures & policies
  • Operate in a safe manner observing all WHS procedures
  • Customer focused
  • Utilise relevant computer programs
  • Must have good attitude and work ethic
  • Assist with training of apprentices and new workers
  • Maintain the required standard of personal and department hygiene and cleanliness
  • Perform all duties as directed by the company

We are an independent family owned supermarket with approx 30 yrs retailing experience.

Pomona IGA is on the highly sought after Sunshine Coast Hinterland with popular camping spots and parks at our back door and the beach only 25 minutes away. The team culture is welcoming, friendly and supportive. 

Applicants will be required to work a variety of shifts over a 7 day period and be able to provide a copy of their trade certificate.

Don't wait, apply now and join a great team!




Avantara Lincoln Park

Production Planner / Team Manager

Yandina, Sunshine Coast QLD
  • $70000 to $80000 annually
  • Full-time

Company overview: 

NTS is a leading producer and exporter of inputs for regenerative farming, including liquid fertilisers, beneficial microbial inputs and certified organic products. We export to over 20 locations. Our manufacturing plant, conference centre and offices are based in Yandina on the Sunshine Coast (QLD). The successful applicant may need to relocate to this beautiful part of the world.

Overall objective: Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS) is seeking an experienced Production Planner / Team Manager


Job Description:

  • To ensure all team members are aware of, and follow, safety procedures and to work with the NTS Workplace Health and Safety Adviser to improve on safety in the workplace.
  • To work alongside the Purchasing Manager to ensure all raw materials, packaging and other items are kept on hand and at acceptable levels (minimums and maximums).
  • To work alongside the Export Manager to ensure all international orders leave NTS in the correct manner – abiding by all country requirements etc.
  • To ensure the Production factories are kept in good working order, shelves are stocked correctly/safely and all work areas are tidy and free from clutter and potential dangers.
  • To ensure all Dangerous and Hazardous Goods are labelled and stored correctly and handled appropriately by all team members.
  • To ensure all NTS product has a traceable batch number and expiry date (expiry date is not required on some dry products).
  • To ensure all incoming goods are labelled and stored correctly on arrival.
  • To ensure all NTS product leaves the premises in excellent condition – including cleanliness of containers, labels cut and placed correctly and paperwork in order.
  • To ensure all production batches are prepared and QA tested by the Chemist/Laboratory Assistant. 
  • To ensure all recipes are kept up to date at all times and stored in the correct location.
  • To follow all procedures set out in the Company Manual and Standard Operating Procedures and/or as advised by Company Director/Operations Manager.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed production schedule based on sales forecasts, customer orders, and inventory levels
  • Balance production capacity with demand to maximize efficiency and minimize lead time. 
  • Adjust production schedules as needed to accommodate changes in demand or unforeseen issues.
  • Implement inventory control measures to minimize waste and product obsolescence
  • Collaborate with procurement to ensure timely and accurate availability of raw materials
  • Work closely with production teams to communicate production schedules and priorities
  • Coordinate with the production team to optimize labour, equipment, and other resources to meet production targets
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements to enhance efficiency and reduce costs
  • Collaborate with quality control personnel to ensure that production processes adhere to quality standards 
  • Implement measures to address and prevent production issues that may affect product quality
  •  Maintain accurate records of production schedules, inventory levels, and other relevant data`
  • Generate reports on production performance, identify trends, and recommend improvements
  • Maintain the Bill of Materials in the database.
  • To be familiar with, and to follow, the guidelines for operating a ACO manufacturing plant.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in a production planning/demand forecasting role ideally within SME size enterprise. 
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail
  • Leadership level communication skills
  • High levels of resilience, professionalism and work ethic