Irrigation Operative

Location Stafford
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Horticulture, Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££32,000 per annum
Contact name: Louise Palmer

Contact email: office@agrifj.co.uk
Job ref: 14255LP
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

IRRIGATION OPERATIVE (£32,000) SOFT FRUIT

The Company:

A family run soft fruit company based in the Heart of England producing 5,000 tonnes of soft fruit to the multiples. Opportunity to join the team to improve, develop and maintain a good working environment encompassing the ethics of the business owners.

The Job Role Details:

A practical self-motivated individual who can who likes working outdoors in good or poor weather, with a keen interest in plant growth and its vigour. Feeding daily and monitoring the plants health to produce the grams per varietal expected grams of the plant. Utilising the irrigation equipment and systems used. Maintaining the irrigation machinery and any equipment associated to irrigation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand, calculate the appropriate dosage rates for fertigation to achieve plants’ vigour and growth.

  • To feed liquid fertiliser to strawberry and raspberry plants.

  • Ensure all records are correctly, promptly, and accurately kept associated to applications to the plant.

  • Use computer and hand-held devices to monitor feeding regime.

  • Fix maintain irrigation pipes, pumps as appropriate.

  • Understanding biological control and applications.

  • Observe plants health e.g., foliar, soil and make decisions on feeding regimes to be used.

  • Mix feeds and ability to inform management where changes need to be altered.

  • Observe irrigation data and remove unnecessary field water usage.

  • To carry out all duties as requested by management in a timely and efficient manner.

Key skills:

  • Practical.

  • Capable to work co-operatively with others and independently at times without supervision.

  • Work on own initiative.

  • Flexible attitude to working week therefore a willingness to work anti-social working hours if required.

  • Mathematics.

  • Computer literate.

  • Innovative and likes learning.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 12 months growing experience ideally in the soft fruit or horticulture industry.

  • Clean driving licence B class

  • ATV licence advantageous but not essential.

  • Excavator certification.

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