FRUIT AND NUT GROWER, PULSONI ORCHARDS KYABRAM VIC, AUSTRALIA

Business Overview

One of the most prominent commercial fruit grower and packer is Pulsoni Orchards Pty Ltd. Our location is in Kyabram Victoria, Australia and we are a second generation family business which possess and control 150 acres of commercial orchards. Our business has acquired 280 acres of commercial land as part of our business expansion which demands the services of highly skilled fruit farmers. We supply our produce to Cole, Woolworths, Aldi, wholesale and for export. We are ready to employ fruit and nut growers who also have some management skills.

The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of fruit growing and management for at least 5 years. Must be able to demonstrate employment experience and must have the ability to supervise and coordinate cultivation of crops from soil preparation, de-budding and pruning, thinning, harvest and reporting to owner.

Main Duties are:

  • Organising and monitoring pruning, thinning and harvesting of fruits to a satisfactory standard
  • Monitoring pest and disease pressure in crops to determine when best to apply sprays
  • Monitoring crops and soil moisture levels to determine when best to irrigate and for how long
  • Ensuring that farm maintenance is kept up to date (trellis structure, hail netting, irrigation lines and sprinklers)
  • Overseeing and directing the application of chemical solutions ( such as pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers) to crops to protect against disease and insects
  • Setting up and maintaining farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment and water supply systems
  • Maintaining operation records of crops, such as pesticide use, yields, costs, and planning crop production to meet market activity
  • Loading agricultural and forestry products into trucks and drive trucks to market or storage facilities
  • Participating in the inspection, grading, sorting, storage and post-harvest treatment of crops
  • Planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating and performing farming operations to grow fruit and nuts

Skills Requirements:

  • Handling and moving objects
  • Controlling machines and process
  • Operating vehicles, mechanical devices and equipment
  • Communicating with supervisors, peers, or subordinates
  • Developing and building teams
  • Inspecting and scheduling the repairing and maintenance of mechanical equipment
  • Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work
  • Establishing and maintain interpersonal relationships
  • Updating and using relevant knowledge
  • Multitasking as required from time to time
  • Creative problem solving

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