Isaac Guise

Vanstone Produce, QLD

HILA Employment Category: Horticulture Section Manager

As Operations and Sales Manager/ Horticulture Section Manager, Isaac Guise oversees the harvest and produce processing at Vanstone Produce’s packing shed in Queensland. Vanstone Produce grows vegetables including shallots, broccolini and silverbeet. Isaac splits his time working between the office, the field and the packing sheds. In the mornings, Isaac checks on harvesting teams and the quality of the produce in the fields. He then organises orders and prepares labels for the day’s harvested produce, before organising the packing shed team, who he works closely with to ensure quality assurance and safe practice procedures are met. Isaac also liaises with Vanstone Produce’s business partners to ensure things are on track and running smoothly.

Core tasks

  • Organising team and produce orders
  • Ensure a high standard of quality is upheld,
  • Coordinating with growers
  • Working with harvest teams out in the field,
  • Labelling, packaging, processing,
  • Coordinating trucks for pick up and deliveries,
  • Health and safety,
  • Ensure all records are maintained and crops are labelled correctly
  • Assess quality of work and take corrective actions where applicable
  • Liaise with Farm Operations Manger/ Agronomist where required

Study pathways

  • ACH50416- Diploma of Horticulture
  • ACH50320- Diploma of Production Horticulture

Training Recommended

  • Chemical Certificate
  • Forklift License