Job type: Full Time

Salary: $25 - $29.99 per hour

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Spray Programme (Pest & Disease) Coordinator

Permanent – Full Time

Waimea Nurseries is one of New Zealand’s largest nurseries, growing fruit trees for orchardists, and fruit, ornamental and berry plants for garden retailers. Established in 1971, the nursery now covers over 250 hectares with a mix of field and container tree production.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced machinery operator to join our team as our Spray Program (P&D) Coordinator. This role is responsible for overseeing the spray operations and programs across all crops to ensure the overall success of the program. Day to day operations will include operation of the spray unit, maintaining spray records and inventory along with evaluating and calibrating spray machinery to ensure optimal results. You will also be involved in the development of the seasonal spray programmes and adjustments to optimise our crop results.

To be successful in this role you will have proven experience in operating modern tractors and boom sprayers, be an effective communicator and have the ability to work independently.

Summer hours are Monday – Friday, 6.45am to 3.45pm (winter hours 7.15am – 4.15pm) but you will need to be flexible to meet weather conditions and the possibility of some overtime.

Applicants will need:

  • Horticulture/ Farm machinery operation experience,
  • A full, clean drivers license and own transport,
  • An ability to “hit the ground running”,
  • An ability to work independently,
  • Task management experience,
  • Time management skills,
  • A Health & Safety focus.

If this sounds like you, and you would like to join our team please forward your CV and covering letter to elle@waimeanurseries.co.nz [link removed] with “Spray Programme (Pest and Disease) Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you can drop your application into the office at 79 Golden Hills Road.

Applications close 25 June 2021.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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