Growing Manager

YO43 4BU, York
Negotiable dependent on experience
12 Oct 2017
09 Nov 2017
Fresh Produce
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Our outstanding Mushrooms growing facility are looking to add to our Growing & Propagation team and is seeking a confident enthusiastic Graduate Growing Manager to work alongside their existing small team of growing and harvesting staff. 

    The Role
  • Assist the Growing Manager to organise, supervise and run the Filling and emptying teams and growing of the harvests ready for harvesting.
  • Schedule for the coming requirements. 
    Take charge of specific activities, areas or staff as delegated by the Harvesting Manager, Growing Manager and General Manager.
  • Ensuring targets and deadlines are met and undertake any other work when necessary. 
  • You will be involved in all aspects of growing from the pinning and growing houses through to transferring the products in the harvesting rooms.  
  • You will analyse compost intake throughout the business ensuring it meets the specification and quality required.
  • You will be working within a team to ensure production, quality and yield  targets are met. 
  • Monitoring of the watering system for the harvesting and growing rooms.
  • Ensuring diseases control is prioritised and the pinning of the beds and their quality is of paramount importance.
  • Daily monitoring for pests and diseases and taking action when needed. 

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate will have good technical agricultural experience and training. 
    Hands-on growing skills in the fresh produce sector and in particular Mushrooms would be advantageous.
    A forward thinking outlook with a background within a busy mushroom growing and packing facility.  
    Have a good understanding of pests and diseases and a good knowledge of mushroom growing production. 
    This job is a challenging yet rewarding position that is a brilliant opportunity for an ambitious and motivated person. 

    Ideally you will have the following: 
    Training in agriculture 
    Full driving Licence 
    Forklift Licence 
    PA1 & PA6 
    Be familiar with Excel and Microsoft Office.

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