PRODUCTION AGRONOMIST - ORGANIC FARMING
PEARCEDALE, VIC, 3912
Work for the largest Australian Organics Farm
Family business with a great team & working conditions
Base + Super + Car + Lap Top + Mobile + Wage review in 6 months!
Our Client is the largest in the Organic Farming Industry within Australia. Located in Pearcedale Victoria, they are a leading produce supplier of quality Musculan Mixers and Gourmet Herbs.They are seeking an experienced full time Agronomist to manage all of the agronomic issues associated with the cultivation and maintenance of their vegetable crops.
At least five (5) years experience in a similar role within Australia
Bachelor degree or Masters in relevant field
Medium to advanced IT knowledge
Appropriate qualification in chemicals/pest control/fertilisers
Knowledge of irrigation, nursery hygiene and product quality control
Be able to manage/mentor 4 to 5 direct reports namely 1 Agronomist and 3 to 4 Sprayers
Monitor and test soil to ensure nutrients and pH balance levels are maintained for soil health
Monitor and test crops to ensure pests and diseases are controlled
Research and develop for new crop varieties, fertiliser types, chemicals and new technologies or methods applicable to vegetable production
Recommend/source appropriate chemicals and fertilisers to optimise crop health
Keep abreast and inform the Farm Operations team of new or relevant advice on all agronomic issues
Reporting to the Farm Manager, the ideal candidate will be a team player who wants to grow/form a long-term relationship with our client. You will preferably have exposure to research and development and other vegetable farming. Training and personal development is available for the right candidate.
This is a great family owned company who look after/invest in their people and provide a great work environment. This is a full time position with salaries being reviewed 6 monthly.