Crop Care Supervisor

Job No: FHT234
Location: Warragul

  • Located in Warragul
  • Outstanding career opportunity
  • Salary range $60,000 to $80,000 About the Organisation

 

Flavorite is Australia's premier grower and marketer of flavoursome vine-ripened, glasshouse grown produce which is stocked in major supermarkets across Australia and overseas. Established in 1994, Flavorite is a family owned business that maintains its competitive edge through constant innovation.   The farm is in Warragul, which is ideally situated in the Gippsland food bowl and currently covers more than 32 hectares of protected under cover cropping, employing up to 350 employees.

About the Opportunity

The Crop Care department is primarily responsible for tending to the growing needs of the crops from pollination through to pruning to ensure a high quality and quantity of fruit yield.

This role will report directly to the Head Grower and will be responsible for leading a team of people to achieve a high result. You will need to be able to train, motivate and manage your team within the company’s guidelines to achieve KPIs and required production targets.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of team
  • Manage workloads through supervision and delegation
  • Manage rosters
  • Performance management of direct reports ensuring quality and achievement of KPIs
  • Responsible for employee engagement and development
  • Manage labour hours
  • Perform crop care tasks to ensure target times are going to be achieved
  • Report crop issues to appropriate departments
  • Liaise with senior grower regarding the crop care requirements for the following week
  • Ensure the correct crop care equipment and tools are available and ready for use
  • Check weather forecast and plan crop care according to the weather
  • Organise work patterns in line with spraying timetable
  • Provide support to other Crop Care Supervisors as required
  • Ensure enforcement of hygiene protocols through foot baths, hand wash, hand dips etc
  • Manage layering to ensure fruit drop is minimised
  • Supervision of pollination to ensure setting
  • Undertake maintenance and parts requests
  • Check PPTR report and submit payroll forms/variations fortnightly
  • Accurate supervision of FlavorFind use
  • Stocktake administration

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Certificate III qualification or international equivalent
  • Minimum two years demonstrated capability to undertake all Crop Care and Nursery Person tasks
  • Demonstrated coaching & training skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Motivation & Initiative
  • Planning & Organisational awareness
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Safety Awareness
  • High attention to detail
  • Quality orientation
  • Consultative communication skills
  • Team player

 

The successful applicant will be required to successfully obtain and maintain First Aid certification and a valid Forklift licence with machinery operation experience desirable.

 

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Applications close: COB – 5 June 2019

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