IPM Leading Hand

Job No: FHT1041
Location: Tatura

  • Expanding Tatura, VIC location
  • Great opportunity to utilise your IPM experience and make a positive impact 
  • Innovative and safety focused organisation


About the Organisation

Flavorite is the largest Australian glasshouse producer of fresh fruit and vegetables and a leader within the Horticulture Industry.  We have an innovative and sustainable approach to farming and are proud to offer diverse and rewarding career opportunities.

We are committed to supporting great people to succeed, develop their careers, and feel supported to reach their highest potential. We offer a safe and inclusive work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives and where the capability of our people is key to our success. 

With several Flavorite sites located across Victoria, the IPM Leading Hand role is based at our growing Tatura location which currently employs over 300 employees.


About the opportunity:

A great opportunity exists for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Leading Hand to join our Tatura site's growing IPM department.

As an IPM Leading Hand, you will be primarily responsible for the implementation of IPM Operational Work orders to prevent and manage pests and disease outbreaks in order to maximise crop health, fruit quality and production levels.

Reporting to the IPM Supervisor, the role will suit a candidate who is passionate about maintaining the highest level of quality of fruit and vegetables through the intelligent incorporation of IPM programs and practices.  


Key Accountabilities:

·         Coordinate IPM staffing levels to ensure IPM tasks are performed in accordance with weekly work orders and weekly spray program

·         Management of scouting and preventative treatments in allocated sheds

·         Assisting in compiling a weekly spray program from the weekly IPM report when required 

·        Responsible for beneficial releases and weekly distribution pattern where relevant

·        Manage identification and removal of disease outbreaks when required

·        Assist in all chemical risk assessments for new products

·        Assist  with new techniques or products when required for all IPM operations, including trials


The successful candidate will have the following: 


·         ACUP – Agricultural Chemical User Permit

·         Proven experience in crop protection and use of hazardous substances

·         Ability to demonstrate positive identification of relevant pests and diseases related to Flavorite crops

·         Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management Principles

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         Well-developed computer skills (Microsoft Office)

·         Relevant tertiary qualification (desirable)


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