Job Detail

Leading Farm Hand - Citrus - MIA NSW

29 June 2018

  • Location: NSW Other
  • Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Reference No. 2697190

Benefits:

  • Diverse role
  • Great project
  • Excellent opportunity
Our client manages a state of the art commercial horticultural operation in the MIA region of New South Wales. We are now searching for a Leading Farm Hand to join their professional team.

The scope of the position is to assist with the establishment and management of a large scale citrus project under drip irrigation. You will form part of the permanent team and will ensure that establishment/maintenance/production programs are carried out on time and to company standards. The role will be vital in ensuring that the plantation meets company performance targets in terms of growth, production and quality.

Reporting to the Farms Manager you will be involved in key establishment, maintenance and operational aspects of the plantation. 

Duties include:
  • General tractor work, spraying, pruning, slashing and farming practices
  • Training contractors and others in operations carried out on the property
  • Irrigation scheduling, fertigation, irrigation maintenance and repairs. 
  • Working knowledge of pumps and fertigation
  • Carry out regular pest and disease inspections, 
  • Ensure the appropriate maintenance of plant and equipment 
  • Maintaining crop and tree health
  • Planning orchard activities
  • Assist with spraying, other tractor jobs, general orchard work and maintenance
  • Keeping documentation up to date
  • Communicating and working with Manager  
Essential knowledge and skills:

• Experience in Agricultural or Horticulture
• Minimum two years' experience in a similar role
• Ability to use Microsoft Office 
• Current driver's license
• Experience in coordinating and managing staff
• Practical pest and disease knowledge 
• Drip irrigation experience / fertigation experience
• Effective time management /organisational skills/ ability to work as part of a team
• Experience in report compilation and record keeping
  
Desirable:
• Degree or Diploma in Horticulture
• HR driver's license 
  
To apply email a cover letter and CV to asher@agrijobs.com.au
Contact:
Asher Hammond
Business Manager
Agrijobs Australia
asher@agrijobs.com.au
1300 668 226
www.agrijobs.com.au