Fresh Talent Recruitment Ltd

Outdoor Crops Technician/Tractor Driver

Location
Cobham, Surrey
Salary
£22,000
Posted
26 Sep 2016
Closes
24 Oct 2016
Ref
JSG269TOCT
Contract Type
Full Time

Outdoor Crops Technician/Tractor Driver

Salary £22,000 / Location Cobham, Surrey

Our clients are an independent British vegetable breeding company that produces and markets seeds to professional growers. The company has operations based in the UK, Spain, USA and Australia and has industry partnerships in numerous other locations around the world. On their behalf, we are looking for a talented individual to assist with growing outdoor vegetable trials and seed crops.

JOB BRIEF
The right candidate will be required to carry out all operations for the production of outdoor vegetable trials and seed multiplications at their UK breeding station.

Reports to the Agronomy Manager and Senior Outdoor Crops Technician.
Carry out all necessary operations for outdoor vegetable trials and seed crops including cultivation, nutrition, irrigation, pest management and harvesting using a variety of machinery and equipment.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to operate a range of agricultural vehicles, equipment and irrigation systems required.
  • Team player and an excellent communicator.
  • Previous experience with agricultural/horticultural crops.
  • Pesticide application level trained PA1, PA2 and PA6 and counterbalance forklift certificate would be an advantage. Must be willing to undergo training.
  • Organised and shows initiative, pride and passion for quality and performance.
  • Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft office programs.
  • Must have a valid driving license and be physically able to carry out manual work.

BENEFITS

  • 24 days annual holiday + bank holidays.
  • Group company pension.
  • Life insurance.
  • Training provided.

Job Type: Full-time