Job Type : Permanent, Full Time
Salary : £18000 – £22000/annum
A fantastic opportunity has presented itself to work for a highly successful business within the Fresh Produce sector to be a Junior Grower. This is an extremely important role and a highly rewarding one at that, with an opportunity to progress in time.
To assist the Growing Managers in their duties in order to learn and gain experience from them.
Irrigation -To have a full understanding of the crops needs. Collecting drain and drip water records. Monitoring EC and PH. Maintain and be able to run Priva Office.
Preparation of Tunnels & Crop Planting – Understand planting depths techniques, spacing’s
To understand plant protection in initial stages of planting also ensure adequate substrate moistures keep all required records.
Crop Maintenance & Husbandry – Have a clear understanding of plant behaviour understand
Reasons for running flowering flower initiation. Able to understand plant deficiencies, biological control and requirements.
Crop monitoring – Ensure that crop and environmental system are accurately controlled and monitored all the times. To arrange leaf, soil and water analysis in time. To ensure bio controls are applied in time. Ensure pests and diseases are monitored and appropriate action is taken. Ensure that all growing practices and procedures are compliant with all audit & customer requirements.
Quality assurance & Communication – Work closely with colleagues in all departments. To ensure that any potential problems are reported to the Head of Growing or other relevant members of staff.
Crop Spray – To cover spray operations when and where required.
Policies & Rules & Procedures – Ensure self compliance to all Company and Statutory Rules, Policies and Procedures.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (how job success will be assessed)
Planting targets are maintained. All operations related to the crop growing are completed to the required standard using the correct techniques and procedures.
Crops are free from diseases and pests.
All records are kept up to date. Easy traceability of plants and operations is achieved.
All relevant business information is communicated by right channels.
KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOURS
Operational & Commercial Focus – Practical and decisive. Understands how an effective and efficiently run growing operation and can contribute to stronger overall business profitability.
Management – Plans and organises meticulously to ensure successful outcomes in terms of adherence to quality, cost and timeframe parameters.
People Management –A strong communicator both within and outside the Growing team. Able to develop productive working relationships with colleagues in other parts of the business.
Are you the ideal candidate? Successful applicants will:
• Hold a horticultural degree.
• Have a passion for growing products at a commercial level.
• Accurately follow instructions and effectively communicate.
• Possess strong analytical skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
• Hold a full driving license.
• Have functional experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
• Ability to work weekends on a regular basis.
If this sounds like the role for you then please apply now
- Address HR1, Hereford, Herefordshire