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Job Title: Horticulture Technical Officer

Location: Boisdale

Work Type: Full Time

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Job Number: N/A

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Position Description:

We are a commercial salad leaf company located in Happy Valley and are looking for a horticulture technical officer to join our fast paced team.

Position is full time and will include the following tasks:

  • Overseeing ground preparation including ripping, rotary hoeing, hilling, bed forming, fumigating;
  • Directing planting and working with planting crews to ensure optimum land usage;
  • Supervising seed sowing and complete seed stock-take;
  • Planning and developing advanced planting and harvesting methods for a higher yield and best quality product;
  • Assessing soil quality and plant health and reporting to management on same;
  • Coordinate irrigation maintenance & repairs when required, supervise basic use of irrigation system both weekdays and weekends if required;
  • Oversee and direct tractor duties covering round up Boundaries, Scarifying, Machine Harvest, Spike rolling, Fertilizing, Grading Tracks/Cut Ends,  Soil Treatments, Lime Spreading, Round up Sprinkles, Mechanical Weeding etc;
  • Arranging chemical tasks including spraying crops as per spray diaries, stock-take, ensuring clean compliant chemical storage;
  • Assist with stock order of chemicals and harvesting rosters when required;
  • Immediately report all issues/breakdowns to Senior Horticultural Technical Officer;
  • Overseeing general duties including weeding, fuelling machinery and hoeing sprinklers when required;
  • Any other field duties as directed by management.

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