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February

Production Horticulturalist

SOUTHERN CROSS PERSONNEL - Mallee, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Proudly South Australian Owned
  • An opportunity to join a leading potato and onion grower
  • Salary range $50,000 - $55,000 per annum + superannuation

The Company

Our client is an established dynamic South Australian family-owned business supplying potatoes and onions for sale in major Australian supermarket chains and produces markets nationally. The business is experiencing high growth and provides a perfect opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to take on new challenges within their business.

The Role

As a Fulltime Production Horticulturalist, you will be responsible for assisting with all facets of ground preparation, propagating and inter-row cultivation of high-quality potatoes at their SA Farms.

You will enjoy a wide variety of tasks including involving plant nursery propagation, cultivation, and irrigation and growing of vegetables as directed by the Farm Manager and Farm Agronomist.

Your Tasks include 

  • Ordering seed, fertilizer and chemicals
  • Selecting seeds based on weather and soil conditions and yield
  • Preparing growing media and suitable trays, pots and containers
  • Managing the propagation and planting operation
  • Maintaining sufficient stocks of plant foods and fertilizers
  • Undertaking transport and logistics for delivery of sales stock
  • Ensuring relevant 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, treatment and yield records

Your Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • AQF Certificate III or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or 5 years of relevant experience
  • You will have proven experience in the operation of farm machinery
  • You will have good communication skills which will enable you to liaise with farm managers and harvest crews
  • You will possess strong attention to detail and have passion and pride in the quality of your work
  • You will have a sound understanding of farm and equipment safety