Nursery person and some orchard work
Tatung Ltd.
Waikato, NZ
3d ago
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Nursery person and some orchard work

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    Job Listing Date7 Sept 2019Location Waikato Work TypeFull TimeClassification Farming, Animals & Conservation , Horticulture

    We are looking for a worker who is reliable, hard-working, happy working outdoors and is interested in trees and plants in general.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Preparing potting media and containers before planting
  • Be capable in selecting suitable soil media and containers for various types of plants.

  • Selecting seeds and cuttings and planting them in beds and tubs
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in the process of nurturing from rootstock seed or cutting to well-rooted plant.

  • Budding and grafting vegetative material onto root stock
  • Experience in choosing suitable scions and successfully grafting onto existing rootstock or different variety of plant.

  • Watering plants manually and controlling automatic watering operations
  • Experience in monitoring soil moisture levels and setting up irrigation systems accordingly, and being able to do some basic maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Applying organic sprays to control pests, diseases and nutritional and environmental plant disorders (NZ Growsafe certificate required)
  • Knowledge and understanding of pest / disease control, and nutritional requirements of plants in an organic context; experience in operating required machinery for application of sprays.

  • Keeping records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
  • Ability to analyse and interpret records, data correctly to adequately and appropriately apply water, fertilizers and sprays.

  • Operating machinery
  • Ability to comfortably operate appropriate machinery for various jobs, such as tractors, forklift, digger, mower, chainsaw.

    Applicants must have relevant qualifications in Horticulture e.g. National Certificate in Horticulture and First Aid certificate, plus minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, and working right in New Zealand.

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

    Please indicate residency / visa status on your CV.

    Please send your CV’s along with cover letter and at least 2 references.

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    Job Listing Date7 Sept 2019Location Waikato Work TypeFull TimeClassification Farming, Animals & Conservation , Horticulture

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