Assistant Crop Manager - Tasmania


 

 

 

 

Assistant Crop Manager

Blokker P/L

 

Blokker P/L Tasmania is a progressive flower grower in the Northwest of Tasmania specialising in year-round production of Freesia, Dutch Iris and Zantedeschia.

The growing of our flowers is done both in climate-controlled glass/greenhouses as well as outside production during the summer. 

As an Assistant Crop Manager, you will take a leading role in the day to day running of the nursery, with a strong focus on productivity and plant health, reporting directly to the owners.

For this varied and interesting role, you will need to develop a real feel for the crop and climate and have an eye for detail. You will enjoy being out in the crop and getting your hands dirty.  A willingness to make our crops your own is a must!

You must have excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate a dedicated team with your own drive and passion for the crops and the business.

As we enjoy working with nature and to ensure the best quality flowers, early starts and weekend work will be required as necessary or on a roster basis.

You will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining crop rotations according to planting program
  • Implement nutrition and crop protecting programs.
  • Irrigation/fertigation
  • Glasshouse climate control and energy management
  • Assist with staff training and rostering.
  • Proactively assess workload and forecasting
  • Organise general maintenance.

Ideally you will have:

  • A good understanding of pest and disease control and IPM
  • A Bachelor or Degree in Horticulture or demonstrable equivalent experience and interest.
  • Experience with Priva Climate Control systems and glasshouse management
  • Administrative and reporting skills with knowledge of MS Office
  • The ability to manage competing priorities, organise workloads and perform under pressure.
  • Tractor and Machinery skills
  • Sound knowledge of WHS Systems and implementation.

If you can see yourself in this exciting role then apply for the position by sending your resume to:

Maarten Blokker

admin@blokker.com.au

 


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