Production Horticulturalist

  • Company:
    The Mitolo Group
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    12 hours ago
  • Category:
  • An opportunity to join a leading potato and onion grower
  • An opportunity to join a leading potato and onion grower
  • Multiple positions in locations in Riverland and Mallee Regions
  • The Company

    Established in 1972, The Mitolo Group has over 45 years’ experience in growing, harvesting and packing potatoes and onions for Australian supermarkets, market wholesalers and numerous export markets.

    The Role

    As a Fulltime Production Horticulturalist you will be responsible for assisting with all facets of ground preparation, propagating and inter row cultivation of high-quality potatoes at our SA Farms.

    You will enjoy a wide variety of tasks including involving plant nursery propagation, cultivation, and irrigation and growing of vegetables.

    Your Tasks include

  • Ordering seed, fertilizer and chemicals
  • Selecting seeds based on weather and soil conditions and yield
  • Preparing growing media and suitable trays, pots and containers
  • Managing the propagation and planting operation
  • Maintaining sufficient stocks of plant foods and fertilizers
  • Undertaking transport and logistics for delivery of sales stock
  • Ensuring relevant equipment is maintained
  • Maintaining good plant health and manage disease
  • Managing biosecurity risks
  • Implementing irrigation of crops
  • Sampling and interpreting soil conditions and compost
  • Providing advice on plant and seed varieties
  • Maintaining soil, hydroponic, plant, treatment and yield records
  • Your Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • AQF Certificate III or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or 5 years of relevant experience
  • You will have proven experience in the operation of farm machinery
  • You will have good communication skills which will enable you to liaise with farm managers and harvest crews
  • You will possess strong attention to detail and have passion and pride in the quality of your work
  • You will have a sound understanding of farm and equipment safety
  • We pride ourselves on our vision, values and quality

    Our staff makes the difference

    All applications must be made through the following website: