Our Apps:
  • Careers
  • Values
  • Awards and Team


The Padman Group employs more than 70 people across multiple sites in Strathmerton, VIC and Ayr, QLD.

The last couple of years have seen incredible growth from both sites, allowing our team to grow, not only in new career opportunities, but also allowing for current employees to progress within the Padman Group.

We are a manufacturer of irrigation infrastructure and automation serving the agriculture sector. An established organisation focused on innovation and exceptional customer service to stay at the forefront of their industry. We are eager to source the best talent to continually evolve and grow our highly respected business.

Why work for the Padman Group?

As a family owned and operated company we like to think of our team as a part of our extended family. Coming to work should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, which we like to think we do a pretty good job of providing.

We offer a diverse, challenging and rewarding career opportunity. Along with competitive remuneration, training, development, and career growth.

Our Values

We are one team

We recognise that it will take all of us, working together at 100% to achieve our vision. We know that the strongest teams foster diverse personalities, talents and skills and we believe in using our experience to help others achieve their best.

We invent

We’re always looking for a better way to get the job done. We challenge prevailing assumptions and suggest better approaches. We don’t get stopped by roadblocks rather we shift it and invent practical solutions. It’s all about solutions-orientated thinking.

We are bold and ambitious

We want to inspire. We act with ambition and aspire to continuously learn, grow and strive for excellence. We set ambitious goals and throw everything into achieving them. We celebrate all our wins and recognise that we all contribute to the business so we can share in the value we create.

Our Mission

“To lead the way in the surface irrigation industry with innovative products that enhance farm efficiency and maximise profitability – all while supporting farmers, local communities and our team members to lead a more balanced and enjoyable lifestyle.”

Awards and Team Recognition

Helping Aussie Farmers grow more Australian Grown food and fibre is just the staring point when it comes to the perks of working for the Padman Group.

We run monthly BBQ’s at each site, where we celebrate all the wins from the previous month. It’s a great chance to pat each other on the back and reflect on all the good things we have achieved together. There are raffles, awards, good food and lots of fun!

Each month we run a raffle, with all funds going to towards a different charity nominated by the team. We have donated in excess of $8,000 in the last 6 months.

Celebrating big milestones and special occasions is important. That’s why we take the time to get the team together to celebrate big birthdays, or big work anniversaries. But don’t worry, we also have a little surprise for every birthday, not just the big ones!

Career Development

The ultimate recognition would have to be career progression. We pride ourselves on internal promotion and providing training and talent development opportunities to anyone willing.

Emerging Leadership Program

We work closely with Mark Bloodworth of Lifeblood performance to mentor and upskill our emerging leaders. We truly believe that good management comes from soft skills, they are the unsung superpower of each one of us.

Our emerging leaders program helps harness and enhance these skills to set up tomorrow’s leaders.