Sprayer Operator (Farm)

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Broadstairs
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jun 2019
Closes
10 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOB TITLE: Sprayer Operator
REPORTING TO: Farm Manager
HOURS: Seasonal 40+ hours per week
MAIN PURPOSE:
To be responsible to the Farm Manager for such tasks as deemed necessary for the production of all salad crops at their Kent Farm site, within the constraints of good horticultural practice, and those particular demands associated with producing food for retailers. Mainly Crop Spraying.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. To undertake spraying operations on all crops taking account of good agronomic practice.
2. To undertake on-going maintenance and calibration of relevant machinery used to achieve the above.
3. To carry out pre-soil sterilising cultivating as directed by the Farm Manager and the Farm Foreman.
4. To assist in other field operations and irrigation.
5. To ensure the highest standards of field hygiene are maintained at all times.
6. Employees have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by employees' actions at work. Employees must co-operate with employers and co-workers to help everyone meet their legal requirements.
7. General farm maintenance particularly during the off season.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Farm Based - working outside in all conditions at all times of the day/evening in accordance with the requirements of the crop.
Hostel accommodation is provided at a subsidised weekly rate.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
* PA1, PA2, Crop Spraying qualification
* Tractor driving
* Full driving licence