Sprayer Operator

Sprayer Operator - Fresh Produce Farm - Warwickshire – Salary c£25K – 12919 EA

The Company:

Fantastic fresh produce farming business growing over 600 ha's of salad crops in Warwickshire.

The Role:

Principal Sprayer Operator responsible for operating a Househam AR 3000 20 meter sprayer & John Deere 5720 with Berthoud 10 meter sprayer. Working as part of a small team & working closely with their in-house agronomist.

Role Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Accurate and timely applications of pesticides to crops.
  • Liaising with other members of the team to aid in the above.
  • Managing the spray store in a safe and tidy manner including stock control.
  • Accurate record keeping using an on-line farm management system.
  • Maintenance of the sprayers and recording of monthly checks.
  • Other tractor driving duties – fertiliser spreading, hoeing, cultivations.
  • General farm work.
Hours of Work:
  • Main season is between March and November.
  • Work patterns in busy periods are 6 days per week and 1 day off or 12 days working with 2 days off.
  • Up to a maximum of 78hrs per week in busy periods.
  • Usual hours out of season is 40-50hrs per week.
  • Weekend work as required in summer, few weekends worked in winter.
The Candidate:
  • PA1, PA2, PA4G required.
  • Telescopic handler license.
  • Organised, self-starter.
  • Able to work under own initiative.
  • Flexible on hours worked; weather conditions may require spraying early morning and/or late evenings with time away from work in middle of day.
The Package:
  • Starting Salary of £25K with opportunity to increase after probationary period passed.
  • Probationary period of 3 months.
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 20 days plus bank holidays.
  • BASIS and FACTS training for the right candidate.
  • No accommodation provided.
Please send your CV to Emma@agriFJ.co.uk if you are interested and you will be contacted if you are a suitable match. For more information please call 01527 878 550.

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