Amit Pandya

Velisha Farms, VIC

HILA Employment Categories: Truck Driver, Fork Lift Driver

Transport is considered the veins of the horticulture industry, helping to move millions of tonnes of fresh produce around Australia. With farms across Australia, Velisha Farms grows, packs, and distributes a premium range of vegetables. As the Logistics and Transport Manager at Velisha Farms in Victoria, Amit Pandya is responsible for the timely movements of fresh produce to, from and within the company. His job involves a high-level of organisation to coordinate teams of drivers and other staff to ensure produce is delivered to market as expected and on time. As the Logistic manager, Amit conducts regular quality and safety checks of the trucks and the produce. Every day, Amit meets the Velisha Farms growers to pick-up produce and deliver it back to the processing shed where it is cool-stored until it can be processed and delivered to markets. The turnaround for produce is daily, so it is critical all documentation is correct, so orders can be sent out.

Core tasks

  • Manages and organises transport team to coordinate pick-ups and delivery of fresh produce,
  • Monitors temperature controls in trucks and cold fridge storage,
  • Making regular quality and safety checks of vehicles to ensure driver safety,
  • Loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices whilst observing safety requirements to manoeuvre vehicles,
  • Verify loading documents and obtaining certification of deliveries,
  • Checking condition of goods,
  • Estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensure safe distribution of weight,
  • Ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage.

Study pathways

  • TLI50415- Diploma of Logistics
  • BSB51918- Diploma of Leadership and Management

Training Recommended

  • Truck Driver’s Licence
  • Forklift Licence