Sprayer Operator - Fresh Produce Farm

Recruiter
Agricultural and Farming Jobs
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£20000 - £25000/annum
Posted
17 Jul 2019
Closes
18 Jul 2019
Ref
1149393439
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
Sprayer Operator - Fresh Produce Farm - Warwickshire - Salary c£25K - 12919 EA

The Company:

Fantastic fresh produce farming business growing over 600 ha's of salad crops in Warwickshire.

The Role:

Principal Sprayer Operator responsible for operating a Househam AR 3000 20 meter sprayer & John Deere 5720 with Berthoud 10 meter sprayer. Working as part of a small team & working closely with their in-house agronomist.

Role Duties and Responsibilities:

* Accurate and timely applications of pesticides to crops.

* Liaising with other members of the team to aid in the above.

* Managing the spray store in a safe and tidy manner including stock control.

* Accurate record keeping using an on-line farm management system.

* Maintenance of the sprayers and recording of monthly checks.

* Other tractor driving duties - fertiliser spreading, hoeing, cultivations.

* General farm work.

Hours of Work:

* Main season is between March and November.

* Work patterns in busy periods are 6 days per week and 1 day off or 12 days working with 2 days off.

* Up to a maximum of 78hrs per week in busy periods.

* Usual hours out of season is 40-50hrs per week.

* Weekend work as required in summer, few weekends worked in winter.

The Candidate:

* PA1, PA2, PA4G required.

* Telescopic handler license.

* Organised, self-starter.

* Able to work under own initiative.

* Flexible on hours worked; weather conditions may require spraying early morning and/or late evenings with time away from work in middle of day.

The Package:

* Starting Salary of £25K with opportunity to increase after probationary period passed.

* Probationary period of 3 months.

* Annual holiday entitlement of 20 days plus bank holidays.

* BASIS and FACTS training for the right candidate.

* No accommodation provided

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