Spray Operative

Location Staffordshire
Discipline: Agriculture
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££12.50 - £15.00 per hour
Contact name: Ollie O'Driscoll

Contact email: Ollie@agriFJ.co.uk
Job ref: 15653 OO_1654077612
Published: about 1 month ago

Spray Operative & General Tractor Worker

Salary: £12.50 - £15.00 per hour

Location: Staffordshire

Hours: Upto 48 per week

Working for a family run business producing over 4,000 tonnes strawberries and 800 tonnes of raspberries per annum. Working hours variable per week dependent on crop and weather and the time of year.

Ideally: PA1/PA3 qualified with 1 year experience, Driving licence: B, Computer literate

Daily Operations

  • To spray agrochemicals and horticultural chemicals using air assisted & boom sprayers
  • Responsible of calibration of sprayers and apparatus used in between NSTS tests
  • To ensure all documents and spray forms are completed accurately and promptly
  • Transportation of chemicals for field operations
  • Communicate with management on daily operations as required
  • Delivering diesel
  • Transportation of liquid fertilizer
  • Transportation of water
  • Soil sampling
  • To liaise with customers when needed
  • To spread suspension fertiliser/lime/green waste/manure
  • To apply liquid fertiliser
  • To spread slug pellets
  • To apply biological control
  • To operate a variety of machinery to assist in field work to assist in groundwork, transportation of produce
  • Providing support to all aspects of the operation team in other elements of the farming business

Position Requirements

  • Effective team player to work co-operatively, effectively with others and independently at times without supervision delivering crop targets on spraying
  • Ability to work under pressure and to keep to work deadlines as requested by management in a timely and efficient manner
  • Excellent communication skills to build effective working relationships
  • Flexible approach to working hours and managing changing priorities
  • Solution focused
  • Self-motivated