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.

About the role

Reporting to the Site Manager, your focus will be on ensuring the efficient and safe operations of the site and assisting the Site Manager with all the grain storage and handling processes and functions, including quality compliance.  At Harvest, you will be responsible for the day to day supervision, direction and leadership of employees and contractors at site.  This is a hands-on role where you will be leading by example and training staff.

The Site Supervisor needs to be able to assume the responsibilities of Site Manager at various times during the year when the Site Manager is absent or on leave.

This a salaried position however additional hours worked are paid as well.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all safety policies and procedures are followed
  • Assisting in staff recruitment and ensuring staff are suitably developed and trained and have completed the competency assessments
  • Assisting the Site Manager to plan and manage all grain storage and handling functions and systems within the site to minimise costs and maximise efficiency
  • Ensuring all stock storage principles and procedures are always applied
  • Classify grains and ensuring that the grains are stored and handled in accordance with standards and the Company’s policies and procedures
  • Assisting with the maintenance of assets and equipment
  • Providing high levels of internal and external customer service
  • Planning site activities to minimise costs and maximise efficiency
  • Ensuring all stock storage principles and procedures are always applied
  • Meeting quality standards in terms of grain classification, grain storage and quality control
  • Ensuring Audit compliance and documentation is completed and filed
  • Overseeing the site presentation to meet Emerald Grain Quality Management Standards – Weed control, grain hygiene, equipment hygiene, tarp management
  • Assisting in maintaining a supportive, inclusive, high performance culture at the site
  • Ensuring grain stock accuracy in terms of quality and quantity are always maintained

Essential skills, experience and competencies:

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Strong focus on safety and customer service
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong focus on quality management standards
  • Ability to effectively lead and inspire people to achieve a high-performance culture and develop strong and close working relationships with the Emerald Grain Team and clients/customers
  • Experience in supervising, training, developing and motivating employees
  • Time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines
  • Experience in using an inventory management system or something similar
  • Flexible, adaptable and hands-on work attitude
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Computer skills including MS Office
  • A current drivers’ license is essential

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Frontline management training
  • Experience and understanding of the grain industry including grain husbandry, hygiene, weed control and bunker tarp management
  • Supervisory experience in the grain industry is preferred however not essential as training will be provided
  • Licences/tickets in the following areas would be highly regarded:
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Grain Classification
    • Fumigation/Pest control
    • Front End Loader
    • Working at Heights
    • Chemical Users Certificate
    • Rail Industry Workers Card
    • Medium rigid licence
    • Higher truck licence

What we offer you

At Emerald Grain, our people are the heart of everything we do. We offer rewarding careers, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and responsive work practices. The right candidate will be provided with an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and training opportunities.

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

To apply for the position

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to join the Emerald Grain team, please 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.