This position is listed on behalf of the employer. Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers is not a producing farm and is providing this as a referral service for agribusinesses who request assistance in finding suitable workers for current positions.

Role: Packing Shed Team Leader

Commencing: ASAP

Hours: Full time

Remuneration: $28-$30 per hour + Leading hand allowance

About the Business

Sunripe is a local family-run business that has become the largest producer of field grown snacking tomatoes in Australia. We have transformed a small snacking tomato farm into a quality-focused grower with multiple farms and a state-of-the-art packing facility near Bundaberg, servicing chain stores and local and interstate markets with premium quality fruit and produce! We are a large team of passionate people, and we are looking for a value-driven individual to join our team.

About the Role

As our next packing shed team leader, you will supervise and direct packing shed staff to ensure produce is packed efficiently with a focus on quality, safety, and food safety.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Prepare appropriate Machinery and equipment for daily duties.
  • Supervise shed operations.
  • Clean and maintain end-of-line equipment.
  • Maintain packaging consumable stock levels.
  • Complete incident and hazard reports as required.

Our ideal candidate will be required to have the following attributes: 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • comfortable with change and taking a hands-on approach
  • Great team player with a can-do attitude
  • Leadership skills 
  • Fresh produce industry experience – a distinct advantage but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • Proactive thinking. 
  • Intermediate computer skills. 


  • Generous Salary for the right candidate.
  • A friendly Culture of support and collaboration.
  • Be part of an ever-growing family-run business.
  • Friendly, approachable management team
  • Fantastic work/life balance!
  • Flexible work-type, Casual or Full Time available!
Candidate selection
To be a successful applicant, your work history should demonstrate,
  • Experience in working in an orchard.
  • Experience with operation of farm machinery and maintenance
  • Forklift licence – Essential
  • Drivers’ licence – Essential
  • Must be able to work safely, alone and as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills with good problem-solving ability and a positive attitude to work. – Essential
  • Be physically fit and able to fulfill all requirements of the role.
  • Ability to complete accurate records (paper and online).



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

**Applicants seeking casual employment will also be considered during this process.

To apply, please:

Submit your application via email with

1. Cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria
2. Detailed resume (including min. 2 professional referees)

By submitting an application you agree to have your details provided to the employer, applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be shortlisted for employer consideration.

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