An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a lead technical expert in hydroponic and containerised plant production techniques to join our clients team, in this nationally focused role.
You will be liaising with both in-house and third party nurseries and empowered to make decisions on plant production methods across all 4 of our berry types. You will utilise your expertise in advanced planting systems to develop and implement best-practice guidelines extending to Long Cane Rubus, Containerised & Tray Systems. The delivery of training and guidance to our technical and nursery teams will also form part of this role.
Your key duties extend to but not limited to:
• Research & Analysis: Developing advanced methods to increase plant yields through technical trials, tests and analysis.
• Production Systems & Techniques: Developing new growth methods; delivery of specialists’ advice and support to nurseries; identification of best-practice pest & disease management programs; continuous improvement initiatives; and ensuring alignment with global-practice standards.
• Plant Health & Physiology: Developing guidelines to achieve optimum propagation; management of Clean Stock Program; and provision of technical advice to internal teams.
You will be part of a team and global network of technical talent. You will be given full autonomy and decision making abilities in the development of nursery system plant production guidelines and procedures, and nominated as the Company’s lead technical advisor.
To be considered for this role, applicants will need to demonstrate the following:
Qualifications in Horticulture, Plant Science or related discipline
Technical writing and analytical skills
Ability to guide and train others in best practice techniques through use of solid interpersonal, communication & relationship building skills
Expertise in soil-less, hydroponic berry plant production techniques including pest & disease management
Practical experience as well as technical knowledge is preferred
Ability to travel both interstate and international