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Technical Manager / Specialist

Worcester

Denau, a well-established and growing family business in the Hex River Valley, focuses on the production, packing and export of table grapes and citrus.  The company combines traditional farming values with a modern approach of precision farming which balances profitability with sustainability and corporate social responsibility.  An exciting career opportunity currently exists for a dynamic Technical Manager (Citrus and Table Grapes) at the production units near Worcester.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the effective establishment and maintenance of high-quality plant / crop standards and practices
  • Research and provide technical advice to Production Managers and assist with implementation.
  • Develop and manage all citrus / table grape irrigation and fertilization programs
  • Provide specialist Horticulture services, including harvest estimates, irrigation scheduling, fertilization recommendation, ground corrections, harvest manipulations and data collection
  • Provide specialist Entomology services, including MRL management, spray program recommendation & record keeping, scout management, data collection and model development

Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (preferably M.Sc Horticulture or related specialist field)
  • 3-5 years experience in the production of citrus and/or table grapes will be beneficial
  • Professional knowledge of irrigation, fertilisation, manipulation and pest control practices (experience in ultra-low flow irrigation will be beneficial)
  • Above average computer & technical skill with in-depth knowledge of modern agricultural technology
  • Energetic, hardworking, self-driven individual with a passion for the technical aspects of agriculture
  • Ability to function under pressure and apply rational decision-making
  • Ability to maintain excellent interpersonal relationships and above average communication skills at all levels

To apply for this job please visit www.dittojobs.com.