Our client has a number of growing operations overseas and grows produce using modern and innovative growing techniques to drive and support its thriving year-round soft fruit import business. Their principal customers include the major multiple food retailers.
The application of agricultural pesticides in a safe and effective manner in line with crop spray schedules in order to control and eradicate plant pests, weeds and diseases such that expected crop yields are not adversely affected. Comply with Government legislation.
Mix and apply all pesticides to appropriate concentrations in accordance with Growers recommendations. Ensure all crops receive correct dosage at optimum levels of concentration and effectiveness. Avoid any contamination of adjacent areas. Carry out daily pre-operational checks. Report any faults to the Farm Grower. Keep all keys secure and prevent unauthorised operatives from using machinery. Operate all machinery in a safe working manner in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Do not modify any plant or machinery without the permission of the Head of Soft Fruit Growing. Wear and maintain in good condition all required personal protective clothing. Report any
chemical spillages that come into contact with skin. Adhere to the crop spray schedule as required by Growing team. Report back as to progress against the schedule, in particular in situations where expected schedules cannot be met.
Work to a planned maintenance program to ensure the safe and effective working of all crop spray machinery, and that machinery works to optimum efficiency.
You will be a self-motivator with clear aspirations to pursue a career in growing
You will have the ability to work on own initiative & under pressure
You will have an understanding of chemistry (preferred)
You will be flexible in terms of working hours
You will have the ability to meet targets and deadlines
You will have great verbal and written communication skills in English
PA1 or PA2 qualified