The Lucas Group
  
 
Job Title Grower
Date Posted 8/28/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Fruit
Location Griffith, NSW
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM3104
Job Description

- Large family-owned business

- Diversified horticultural role

- Griffith NSW

Our Client

This well-established, local business has operated in the horticultural industry for over 50 years supplying both the domestic and international market with quality fruit, nuts and vegetables.

Based in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, this company takes pride in the quality of their produce, which has seen an increase in demand across all lines. From this demand, a Grower is required to ensure production targets are achieved.

Position

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Grower will oversee the entire cropping process from ground operation such as irrigation, fertigation and seeding, through to the picking of fruit/vegetable crops. The Grower will be responsible for implementing crop management practices to increase crop yield.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the production management team to implement the production schedule
  • Monitor the production schedule and plantings throughout the production cycle
  • Liaise with the production team in regard to irrigation, nutrition, pest and disease etc.
  • Monitor crop health and fruit maturity to forecast fruit volume and quality
  • Engage and effectively communicate with outsourced consultants

Skills and Experience

  • Proven growing experience in a medium to large-scale horticultural enterprise
  • Experience with row cropping will be highly regarded
  • Skilled with crop health, production planning and pest and disease management
  • The ability to work effectively in a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound working knowledge of WHS requirements

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in horticulture, agriculture or similar (highly desirable)
  • Driver’s licence

Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Malik on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number SM3104, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.

THE LUCAS GROUP