Senior Grower - Two Wells, Australia

Senior Grower - Perfection Australia

 

 

 

PERFECTION. We’re what you might call a home-grown company – in more ways than one! For over 40 years we’ve operated as a family business. We have a long history in agriculture and together with the Australian farming community we grow the freshest, most flavour-some produce around. Operating across Australia, we employee over 1000 employees who are all from diverse backgrounds. From real life farmers to corporate roles, Perfection operates in many departments and across several disciplines. We are passionate about what we do, we respect each other, the industry and our products. We thrive on innovation and are committed to leading the way.  Our team are energetic and like to have fun; but we are always disciplined and ethical in our approach.

 

The Position

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading fresh produce companies in a challenging and fast-paced role as Senior Grower.  Reporting to the General Manager, Perfection Two Wells, the Senior Grower is responsible for managing 5ha of Glasshouse growing various varieties of Tomatoes. Based in Two Wells,  the Senior Grower will ensure our Glasshouse is conducted in a safe work environment, our customers’ expectations are exceeded, productivity targets are met, and employees are motivated to perform to a high standard.  Your key responsibilities will include –

  • Review daily reports on pest and disease issues
  • Regularly conduct plant quality checks and discussions with growing team
  • Manage glasshouse climate computer to maximise production levels
  • Continuous improvement in all areas of crop production including research and recommend better plant management strategies
  • Ensure Propagation Planning and quality of plants meet specifications
  • Manage labour in accordance with budget expectations
  • Weekly and annual forecasting of all crop production
  • Identify pest and disease issues and develop appropriate strategies to mitigate ongoing problems. Including prescribing the correct chemicals/ sprays
  • Provide advice on energy and water usage requirements
  • Ensure plants are able to produce first grade quality fruit
  • Research and benchmark against other competing businesses

 

About You

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have –

  • 6+ years’ experience in growing various Tomato varieties in a protective cropping environment  
  • Degree qualification in horticulture, science or related discipline
  • Significant experience with protected cropping, climate and fertigation management
  • Experience using Priva control system or similar program

 

Why Us?

We are one of Australia’s leading and well-respected fresh produce groups.  You will become part of a national organization working with a strong and supportive leadership team and with people who are passionate about what they do within a successful culture.

On offer is a competitive remuneration package, an inclusive and friendly work environment, staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and career progression.

If you believe you have what it takes, please apply now.  As we are looking to fill this role immediately, we will process applications as they come through. Email the latest version of your Resumé and cover letter outlining your interest and skills to : ptwhumanresources@dvineripe.com.au

 


Currently we are recruiting this position directly. We respectfully request recruiters to refrain from contacting our managers or forwarding us candidates. Should we require your assistance, we will be in touch.


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