The Lucas Group
 
Job Title Senior Grower
Date Posted 7/7/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Glass House
Location Port Augusta, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL2995
Job Description

- Team leadership role

- High - Tech tomato 20ha glasshouse

Company

This company has a clear vision of growing crops in the most sustainable and restorative manner possible. The company’s first commercial greenhouse runs an impressive operation relying on solar thermal energy, steam generated power and water sourced from an onsite desalination plant to produce high quality crops. The company’s vision of growing sustainable high value crops using seawater and sunlight has now proven very successful.

Position

Reporting to the Head Grower, the Senior Grower will be responsible for managing all aspects of the 20-ha glasshouse site’s growing activities, including yield, labour costs, food safety, WH&S, IPM and quality standards. The Senior Grower will also support and mentor growers, supervisors and team leaders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure a balance between growth, yield and quality is maintained
  • Manage and control greenhouse systems including irrigation, fertiliser, climate control, and equipment alarm systems
  • Develop and implement sustainable production strategies
  • Forecast and report on production and quality
  • Ensure all greenhouse labour functions are completed to an optimal quality standard
  • Manage, in a hands-on capacity, the growers, supervisors and team leaders

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Grower role within a large-scale high-tech glasshouse
  • Previous experience growing greenhouse tomatoes in a semi-arid or arid region
  • Strong leadership skills and previous experience managing staff
  • Experience with irrigation and with pest and disease management
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal

Qualifications

  • Degree in Horticulture or Agriculture is highly desirable

Remuneration

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

How to Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Luke Cuthbertson on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL2995, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

THE LUCAS GROUP