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The Lucas Group Pty Ltd

Large family-owned business, Diversified horticultural role, Griffith NSW.

-  Large family-owned business

-  Diversified horticultural role

-  Griffith NSW

Our Client

This well-established, local business has operated in the horticultural industry for over 50 years supplying both the domestic and international market with quality fruit, nuts and vegetables. Based in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, this company takes pride in the quality of their produce, which has seen an increase in demand across all lines. From this demand, a Grower is required to ensure production targets are achieved.

Position 

The Grower will oversee the entire cropping process from ground operation such as irrigation, fertigation and seeding, through to the picking of fruit / vegetable crops. The Grower will be responsible for implementing crop management practices to increase crop yield.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the team to implement the production schedule
  • Monitor the production schedule and plantings cycle
  • Liaise with the team regarding irrigation, nutrition, pest and disease
  • Monitor crop health and fruit maturity to forecast volume / quality
  • Engage and effectively communicate with outsourced consultants

Skills and Experience

  • Similar experience in a large-scale horticultural enterprise
  • Row cropping experience will be highly regarded
  • Crop health, production planning and pest and disease management skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound working knowledge of WHS requirements

Qualifications

  • Drivers licence
  • Post-secondary qualifications in horticulture, agriculture or similar (highly desirable)

Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australias premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.

02/01/2019 $0 Wagga Wagga & Riverina Australia 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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