• Strong focus on safety is essential
    • Full time position within the grain industry
    • Opportunity to develop and use your supervisory skills

About the role

Emerald Grain has an exciting opportunity for right person to join our team at our Elmore Site in a full time Leading Hand position.



Reporting to the Site Supervisor, you will assist with leading and directing employees and contractors at the site but also; for assisting in the management of grain receivals, loading of bulk vessels and the out-turning of grain at our Elmore Site. Your focus will be on the day-to-day operations and guidance of employees to ensure that the policies and procedures, particularly in relation to safety, quality, staffing and asset management are followed.

This is a busy and challenging role and the successful candidate will be a hands on leader who can demonstrate a flexible attitude.


  • Ensuring all safety policies and procedures are followed
  • Ensuring quality compliances procedures are followed and standards are maintained
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Assisting the Site Supervisor in training staff about site procedures
  • Providing customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Assisting in Stocktaking
  • Following all stock storage principles and procedures
  • Classifying grains and ensuring that the grains are stored and handled in accordance with standards and the company’s policies and procedures
  • The Leading Hand needs to be able to assume the responsibilities of Site Supervisor at various times during the year

Essential skills and experience:

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Proven hands-on experience in a supervisory/leading hand type role gained within agriculture, industrial manufacturing, material handling, mining, or similar industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to listen and learn from those around them
  • Time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing, supporting and engaging a team
  • Sound computer skills including MS Office
  • Strong approach to Safety and OH&S requirements
  • Appreciation of quality standards
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude
  • Strong focus on customer service
  • A current drivers’ license is essential

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience and understanding of the grain industry including grain husbandry, hygiene, weed control and bunker tarp management.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Grain classification experience
  • Licences/tickets in the following areas:
      • Confined Space
      • Fumigation Certificate
      • FEL
      • Non Sluing Crane Licence
      • Working at Heights
      • Chemical Users
      • Medium rigid licence
      • Higher truck licence

What we offer you:

At Emerald Grain, our people are the heart of everything we do. We are committed to enhancing our high performing teams by developing a skilled workforce and encouraging diversity of thought, background and experience. As we believe this strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and the communities in which we operate.

We offer rewarding careers, ongoing learning, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and responsive work practices. The right candidate will be provided an attractive remuneration package plus bonus, along with the opportunity for development and promotion.

About Emerald Grain

Emerald Grain is a leading integrated grain trading, marketing, storage and handling company committed to Australian grain growers and their communities.

It is one of the major grain storage and handling operators in South Eastern Australia with over 1.5 million tonnes of storage assets throughout New South Wales and Victoria. Emerald’s grain terminal at the Port of Melbourne ships to more than 35 countries worldwide predominantly across destinations such as Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific.

To find out more about us, visit www.emeraldgrain.com

To apply for the position:

If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity to join the Emerald Grain team, forward an up-to-date copy of your Resume and Cover Letter to careers@emeraldgrain.com

Please note that you must be an Australian Citizen or have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.