Irrigation Operative

27000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + GBP27000 - GBP30000/annum dependant on experience
21 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Contract Type
A successful family-owned farm near Stafford is seeking an Irrigation Operative to be responsible for their irrigation systems. No direct agriculture experience is required but must have some experience in plumbing, but they are looking for proven experience in team work and independent environments, a strong work ethic and an interest in growing crops. The Operative will be using the latest fertigation and monitoring systems, utilising substrate and soil mediums daily; outdoors. You must be interested in Horticulture and have a keen to learn approach. It would be ideal for the Irrigation Operative to be physically fit as heavy lifting and repair will occur during the job. Training and career progression available for the right individual. This role may require you to work out-of-hours in order to complete tasks for the day and Saturday working during busy Summer months.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged

Key Responsibilities:

Ability to understand instructions on fertigation for plant growth
To feed liquid fertiliser to strawberry and raspberry plants
To ensure fertiliser records are correctly, promptly and accurately completed
Use of computer and hand-held devices supplied
Install & fix irrigation pipes, pumps and connections
Understanding biological control and application
Observe plants health e.g. foliar, soil and make decisions on feeding regimes to be used
Mix feeds and ability to inform management where changes need to be made
Transportation of liquid fertilizer
Observation on irrigation data as required, and remove unnecessary field water usage through trickle irrigation
Understand and operate irrigation systems under the farms' abstraction license
Potentially fix and install plumbing systems in two caravan sites owned by the farm
Person Specification:


Minimum GCSE qualifications
Previous plumbing experience
Able to work with own initiative and with a team
Be computer literate and have good numeracy
Be physically fit
UK driving licence including category B
Flexible attitude to the working week and be able to work anti-social working hours when necessary especially during the Summer months
Excellent time management and communication skills
B Class Driving licence required

ATV licence
Loadall Experience

GBP27,000 - GBP30,000