Greenhouse Technical Assistant
About this job
We’re looking for candidates who are passionate about plants and would like to further their career in horticulture. We have a very large, state of the art automated Cravo greenhouse and over 90,000 plants to take care of. Fixed Term (5 months) The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, will have the flexibility to work extended hours during the peak season, and will have relevant machinery experience and capability. Ideally the candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience however we are willing to consider recent horticultural graduates who demonstrate a desire to develop their skills.
Duties of this role include, but are not limited to: - Provide support to the Technical Manager and the Grower - Pest & disease monitoring - Spraying using a knapsack or tractor - General orchard work including pruning, weeding and using mowers - General orchard maintenance - Provide administration support for MRL sampling, plant variety rights etc - Undertakes experiments and provides technical support in research and production
Key attributes required for this role: - Ability to work as a team or individually unsupervised - Physically fit and honest - Looking to advance in the horticultural industry, with relevant horticulture qualification - Grow safe certification is an advantage - Full driver’s license - Prepared to travel to other sites around New Zealand as required
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