Our client is a family-owned business with various sites across Australia and is recognised as one of Australia’s top performing Agribusinesses. They pride themselves on their vision, values and quality while believing their staff make the difference. They are a dynamic and progressive company committed to producing high quality products through continuous improvement and innovated processes.
They are currently recruiting for experienced Production Horticulturalists, who are highly motivated, and enthusiastic individuals. You will report directly to the Farm Manager and be responsible for assisting with all facets of ground preparation, propagating and the inter-row cultivation of high quality potatoes at their SA Farms.
You will enjoy a wide range of tasks involving plant propagation, cultivation, and irrigation and growing of vegetables as directed by the Farm Manager and Farm Agronomist.
Your tasks will include
Ordering seed, fertiliser and chemicals
Selecting seeds based on whether and soil conditions and yield
Preparing growing media and suitable trays, pots and containers
Managing the propagation and planting operation
Maintaining sufficient stock of plants foods and fertilisers
Undertaking transport and logistics for delivery of sales stock
Ensuring equipment is maintained
Maintaining good plant health and manage the disease
Managing biosecurity risks
Implementing irrigation of crops
Sampling and interpreting soil conditions and compost
Providing advice on plant and seed varieties
Maintaining soil, hydroponics, plant and treatment and yield records
You will need
An AQF certificate III or equivalent or a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
Be well organised, with outstanding time management skills.
Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 pa + superannuation depending on experience and qualifications
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